" Model 35"

Hamilton Rifle web page updated Feb. 07

The Model 35 was called the "Boy's Military" this small rifle was fitted with a long fore-end stock with a barrel band, sling swivel strap and a bayonet stamped out steel. The action was the same as the model 31,except the Model 35 had a heavier frame. The stock is an oval, straight grip, walnut butt. Since many concerned parents didn't like the bayonet, not many Model 35 were sold. About 12,000 were manufactured.

RIFLE MARKINGS:
Markings on top of barrel: Hamilton No.35 .22 cal. Pat.Oct.30, 1900. Aug.9, 1910. J.C. Hamilton & Son, Plymouth, Michigan

SPECIFICATIONS:
Mechanism Type: Tip-up barrel
Weight: 2 3/4 lbs.
Length: 31" Barrel length: 15 3/4"-16"
Mfd. Date's: 1911-?
App. Mfd. 12,000

“NO” Rifle Parts or Drawing:

Rifle Value's UpDated 2/23/07:
Poor $ 45/ Fair $110/ Good $175/ Very Good $240/ Fine $295/ Excellent $340/ Factory New $435

Note: Rifle values are Estimations based on dealers and collectors input and NRA Antique Condition Standards.


NRA ANTIQUE CONDITION DESCRIPTIONS

Factory New - all original parts; 100% original finish; in perfect condition in every respect, inside and out.

Excellent - all original parts; over 80% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; unmarred wood; fine bore.

Fine - all original parts; over 30% original finish; sharp lettering, numerals and design on metal and wood; minor marks in wood; good bore.

Very Good - all original parts; none to 30% original finish; original metal surfaces smooth with all edges sharp; clear lettering, numerals and design on metal; wood slightly scratched or bruised; bore disregarded for collectors firearms.

Good - some minor replacement parts; metal smoothly rusted or lightly pitted in places, cleaned or reblued; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal legible; wood refinished, scratched, bruised or minor cracks repaired; in good working order.

Fair - some major parts replaced; minor replacement parts may be required; metal rusted, may be lightly pitted all over, vigorously cleaned or reblued; rounded edges of metal and wood; principal lettering, numerals and design on metal partly obliterated; wood scratched, bruised, cracked or repaired where broken; in fair working order or can be easily repaired and placed in working order.

Poor - major and minor parts replaced; major replacement parts required and extensive restoration needed; metal deeply pitted; principal lettering, numerals and design obliterated, wood badly scratched, bruised, cracked or broken; mechanically inoperative, generally undesirable as a collector’s firearm.

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