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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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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 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 #
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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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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have purchased 22 caliber defender that has been disassembled--need help reassembling--thanks so much to anyone that can help
Would you possibly still have pictures of all the parts? I have one just like yours, but missing the cylinder stop and spring. I think I could make the parts, if I knew what they looked like.
I just joined the forum to be able to reply to this post.
 

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Edward, welcome to the forum but the thread you joined up for is over two years old. You might have some luck if y0u asked a question over on the Technical questions forum.
Thanks. I knew it was a long shot. I'll post a pic & more info. I could have bought a fully working one for what I overpaid for this incomplete one. I like to fix old guns, even sometimes if it really isn't worth the effort.
 
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