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Defender

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Defender       1875 1895


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Manufactured by Iver Johnson and sold by J.P. Lovell Arms. The Defender were made from 1875 to 1888 and the Defender 89 from 1889 to 1895.

.22 short r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action Defender no 1 revolver, spur trigger, solid frame, 2 1/4" round barrel, fluted cylinder, birdhead grips, walnut or checkered black rubber, nickeled, marked DEFENDER
left side
right side

.32 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action Defender no 2 revolver, spur trigger, solid frame, 2 1/2" round or octagonal barrel, fluted cylinder, birdhead grips, walnut or checkered black rubber, nickeled, marked DEFENDER
Right side
other one, left side

.38 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action Defender no 3 revolver, spur trigger, solid frame, as above

.41 short r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action Defender no 4 revolver, spur trigger, solid frame, as above

In 1882 they were sold at
Defender no 1 = $1.50
Defender no 2 = $2.85
Defender no 3 = $4.10
Defender no 4 = $5.60

.22 r.f. caliber, 7 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame, 2 1/8" to 2 1/2" round or octagonal barrel, fluted cylinder, birdhead or square butt checkered black rubber grips, nickeled, blued or case hardened on in combination of that, marked DEFENDER 89 (improvement introduced in 1889)

Thanks to John for the pictures of his Defender 89.
.22 cal. Defender 89, right side
same with $ to compare size
same, from top

.32 r.f. caliber, 5 shot single action revolver, spur trigger, solid frame, 2 1/8" to 2 1/2" octagonal barrel, fluted cylinder, saw-handle square butt checkered black rubber grips, nickeled, marked DEFENDER 89 (improvement introduced in 1889)

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And once again confusion as there is said that Hopkins & Allen made a

Defender No. 1 (old style)
.22 long r.f. caliber, single action revolver, 2 1/2" round barrel, solid flat frame, spur trigger, loading cut-off at the right side of the frame, birdhead grips, made from 1875 to 1900

.32 r.f. caliber, same as above, made from 1875 to 1900

.38 r.f. caliber, same as above, made from 1875 to 1900

Defender No. 1 (new style also called RUSSIAN MODEL)
.22 long r.f. caliber, single action revolver, 2 1/2" to 4" octagonal barrel, solid flat frame, spur trigger, loading cut-off at the right side of the frame, square-but grips, made from 1879 to 1900

.32 r.f. caliber, same as above, made from 1879 to 1900

.38 r.f. caliber, same as above, made from 1879 to 1900

Defender No. 2 (old style)
.32 r.f. caliber, single action revolver, 2 1/2" round barrel, solid flat frame, spur trigger, loading cut-off at the right side of the frame, birdhead grips, made from 1875 to 1900

Defender No. 2 (new style)
.32 r.f. caliber, single action revolver, 2 1/2" octagonal barrel, solid flat frame, spur trigger, loading cut-off at the right side of the frame, square-but grips, made from 1889 to 1900