" Model 47/147"
Hamilton Rifle web page updated Feb. 07
The Model 47 is a bolt action single-shot and will be seen in more variations than any other Hamilton rifle. The loading port is on top where the barrel joins the frame. A knurled cocking knob is located at the rear of the bolt and must be manually set. The barrels on the first model 47's were brass lined and 16" long. The stock was a flat board type. The later model barrels were 181/4” long and the liner was made of steel. The butt-stock changes to the oval pistol grip shape and was either made of birch or walnut. The number”1” was then stamp in front of the 47 making it the Model 147.
Markings on top of barrel: No.47 .22 cal. S. & L. Pat.Oct.30, 1900. Aug.9, 1910. C.J. Hamilton & Son, Plymouth, Mich. U.S.A.
Mechanism Type: Bolt Action
Caliber: .22 short and long
Weight: 31/4 lbs.
Length: 35”(with 16"barrel)
Barrel length: 16”with brass& steel liners and 181/4" with a solid steel barrel.
Mfd. Date’s: 1927-1932
App. Mfd. N/A
“NO” Rifle Parts or Drawing:
Rifle's Value Updated 2/23/07:
Model 47 :Poor $ 45/ Fair $85/ Good $120/ Very Good $155/ Fine $210/ Excellent $310/ Factory New $400
Model 147: Poor $ 50/Fair $100/ Good $135/ Very Good $190/ Fine $235/Excellent $340/ Factory New $420
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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