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Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by dusty85, Apr 25, 2013.

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  1. dusty85

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    I have a revolver that only has the words defender on the barrel all i can find out that it is ahopkins & allen 32 short rimfire nickel plated with octogon
    barrel does anyone have any more info or where i can find out more about this gun
    thanks in advance:banghead:
     
  2. 303tom

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    Pictures...............
     
  3. dusty85

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    Im not positive,but. It does have that North American Firearms look.Id check with them
     
  5. Ron James

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    Iver Johnson, 1889 - 1899, IAW Bill Goforth's Book on Iver Johnson's. Defender 89, There is a picture on page 4 showing your pistol
    Dlowe, you were making a funny with that NAA post, right?:)
     
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    Ron is right, that is a Iver Johnson Defender.................Looks like it is in pretty good shape.
     
  7. Jim K

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    If that gun has not been refinished, it is worth a bit to an IJ collector, maybe $200-250 vs the $50 or less it would bring in fair condition.

    Jim
     
  8. dusty85

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    it is orginal, nickel plated, hopkins & allen defender pre 1897 it is in fair shape still shoots have 30 rounds left this is what i been told from the guy i got it from there is no serial # any where on this gun
     
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  9. Ron James

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    It is not a Hopkins and Allen, It is a Iver Johnson revolver.
     
  10. 303tom

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    See where the cylinder release is on my Hopkins and Allen, your is a Iver Johnson, no trigger guard..............
     
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    Hopkins and Allen Arms Company made Spur Trigger revolvers with the trade name "Defender" and at least 13 other trade names as well as bread-open, hinged frames and solid frames.
     
  12. Jim K

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    In any case, the OP's revolver is a Defender 89, made by Iver Johnson. Early Defenders were made by Johnson and Bye, but by 1889, Martin Bye had dropped out of the partnership with Johnson.

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