C.J.Hamilton & Son


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bchurch
July 29, 2007, 09:36 AM
C.J.Hamilton & Son #43 Single shot 22 date 1910

I recently found one of these while cleaning out my dads old gun safenand can't find any information about it. Does anyone have any help?

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SDC
July 29, 2007, 12:38 PM
The "1910" is actually a patent date for part of the lockwork in this rifle; your #43 was made sometime between 1924 and 1932.
The C.J. Hamilton Rifle Co. was formed in 1898 in Plymouth, Michigan, and specialized in making all sorts of "boy's rifles" (Hamilton was also an early partner in the development of the Daisy air rifle). During WW2, the company made tank-tread parts, but decided it couldn't make a go of it after the war, so the company was sold to a fellow by the name of "Hoban", who made his own version of these rifles for a while.

Ron James
July 29, 2007, 08:00 PM
A little more information, Hamilton invented the Daisy Air rifle. Hoban was a engineer at Hamilton and when Hamilton died Hoban bought the factory and and made the Hoban Boys rifle for about five years.

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