.32” Rim Fire Iver Johnson Defender 89 pocket revolver.



A good nickel plated .32” Rim Fire Iver Johnson Defender 89 pocket revolver. Solid frame with spur trigger to the underside and chequered single action hammer to the rear has sprung arbour release catch to the front, the top strap stamped DEFENDER 89. Hard rubber grips with eagles embossed to both sides. Five shot fluted cylinder with locking notches to the rear. Octagonal barrel rifled with five grooves is fitted with a half round foresight. Manufactured by the Iver Johnson arms and cycle works these were a stronger improved version of their Defender revolver and is typical of the companies small but well made pocket revolvers, which were very popular in the US during the last years of the 19th century with those requiring a small but reliable close range self defence arm. In very good condition with 90%+ original nickel plate finish, very good mechanics and fine hard rubber grips with no splits or chips. A very nice example of a classic little US pocket revolver. These were cheap throw away arms and few survive in good condition today.

Kings Shilling Antiques,
Fultons Building, 
Bisley Camp, 
Surrey         GU24 0NZ

Telephone 07710 427138