assembly 22 defender

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by rons, Nov 9, 2012.

  1. rons

    rons New Member

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    have purchased 22 caliber defender that has been disassembled--need help reassembling--thanks so much to anyone that can help
  2. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    The name Defender has been used by several makers. We need pictures of what you have in order to help.

    Jim
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    RJay Active Member

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    If what you have is a revolver ( That information is even unknown ), then the odds are you have a very early Johnson and Bye or Iver Johnson. Only Lamont Cranston knows for sure.
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    i've a sportco defender last semi auto pistol designed and made in Oz

    its a .22 too

    imagine a sterling 286 with a bull barrel , i'll take decent pic's one day
  5. rons

    rons New Member

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    it is 7 shot revolver--has 2 1/4 inch round barrel with defender stamped on top of barrel.will have to try to find pictures and post. no other markings or serial #
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    It's probably this one, by Johnson & Bye (Iver Johnson predecessor)

    If so, you can check off the parts you're missing.. :)

    (The one shown appears to be a 5 shot .32)

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  7. rons

    rons New Member

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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

    Almost sure this is what I've got--I think Hopkins and Allen also made same revolver but with 2 1/2 in barrel

    Thanks for any info on assembly or any other info available
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