Re: H&R Defender 38 (& relatives) Research
Grumpyautoman, Jim Hauff stopped posted over a month ago, after having some health problems. I wish we could find out how he is doing. I'm afraid I don't know enough about these guns myself to be any help to you.
But you are on the right track if you put up pictures - they will help others here to tell you about your specific gun. Welcome to the Forum!