"MODEL 7"

Hamilton Rifle web page updated Feb. 07

The Model 7 was the first Hamilton made. The skeleton frame was made entirely of castings, stampings with coil springs, and completely nickel-plated. To load the rifle, the barrel pivots to the left at the frame junction, exposing the chamber.

RIFLE MARKINGS:
Marking on the butt plate: Hamilton Rifle CO. of Plymouth Mich.Pat.pend'g.No.7, .22 Cal


SPECIFICATIONS:

Mechanism Type: To load pivot barrel to the left.
Weight: 1 ¾ lbs.
Length: 31 1/2”
Barrel length: 8”
Mfd. Date’s: 1899 – 1901
App. Mfd.: 44,700

"NO"Rifle Parts or Drawings:

Rifle Value's Updated 2/23/07:
Poor=$100 /Fair = $225 / Good = $275 / Very Good = $340 / Fine = $420 / Excellent= $535/ Factory New=$650

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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