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Not exactly a trainer, but big enough to bring in a bear

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Not exactly a trainer, but big enough to bring in a bear

#1 Post by indy1919a4 » Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:55 pm

Picked this up and it turned out to have a better story then I had hoped..

This is a Hoban Model 45 22, It was Made in Salem Michigan by the Hoban Manufacturing Company from 1945 - 1949

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Hoban bought out the C. J Hamilton & Son company that had been manufacturing the Hamilton model 51 22 from 1936 - 1941. The Model 51 was a simple single shot 22 that allowed the shooter the option of shooting 22 caliber Short, Long and Long Rifle..


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Hoban obtained the original tools and Jigs for the Hamilton model 51 and put them back into operation to make the Hoban model 45. They added some post war cosmetic changes to the design but the guts underneath was a model 51.

The New Hoban look has a Faux magazine that really gave it a Mannlicher M95 carbine look..

And also looks like the Dutch Styer 1895 carbine

The new Hoban model 45 is most famous as one of the giveaways sale prizes for selling White Cloverline Salve. Needless to say I am taken this bad boy with me anytime I am near the Zoo in case of Gorilla escapes..

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But after Hoban stop manufacturing the model 45 in 1949.. Some one took one of these over to Germany and they reversed engineered them in metric and the Hoban mod 45 was still for sale under another name..

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#2 Post by OldRog » Wed Feb 27, 2019 2:10 pm

Thanks for the info

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#3 Post by DaleH » Wed Feb 27, 2019 3:10 pm

Kool ... looks like a Mannlicher mated w/ an M1 Carbine/mini14 offspring!

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#4 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:15 pm

Neat. I have a c j hamilton & sons no 27 myself. A very low cost break action 22 short.
Nice to know what happened to the company.
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#5 Post by Charles Lipscomb » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:16 pm

Oh yeah, whats the barrel length?
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#6 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:42 pm

Charles Lipscomb wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:16 pm
Oh yeah, whats the barrel length?

Its about 20" long

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#7 Post by m47dragon » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:25 pm

Where in Michigan were they produced?

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#8 Post by indy1919a4 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:11 pm

m47dragon wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Where in Michigan were they produced?
You know thats a darn fine question especially for you Wolverines out there.. It is Salem Mi near Detroit.

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#9 Post by m47dragon » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:51 pm

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#10 Post by Ken W » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:38 am

That's a nice find. Thanks for the background info. I'm going to have to keep a look out for one of these. I like how they integrated elements from familiar rifles at the time. A M1 carbine in the front, M95 Mannlicher in the middle and M1903 looking bolt.

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