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Pietta Dance Revolver
« on: February 26, 2018, 05:33:07 PM »
I was too late on this defarbed Pietta .36. I still want to do one using a Pietta 1851 Navy .36 with the recoil shields milled off. It needs not to be defarbed, but I just want to do a one-up on the Pietta factory to show them that they could sell such a gun. Pietta is missing out on many opportunities.

https://www.gunsamerica.com/950604047/Defarbed-Pietta-Dance-and-Brothers-36-cal-Navy-Revolver.htm
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2018, 06:10:31 PM »
I hate to break it to you but Pietta used to make a Dance.
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« Last Edit: February 26, 2018, 08:45:59 PM by G Dog »
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2018, 09:37:21 PM »
I thought they were .36, shows how much attention I paid to them.
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2018, 03:39:11 AM »
Years ago, Dr Jim L. Davis (of Replica Percussion Revolver Collector's Association fame) wrotethis  about J.H. Dance & Bros replicas on another site:
"replicas of the Confederate J.H. Dance Revolver in .36cal were made by Uberti in the mid 1980's. These were made in only two models. The first was a Commemorative set in walnut display case with all accessories including a leather covered flask. Each gun was issued with a Certificate of Authenticity. The revolver has a gold inlaid star on opposite sides of the Cylinder. These guns will have an AR prefix in the serial number. Without the accessories or certificate they have no collector value but I am interested in locating these as well.

After the production of the Commemorative, a "Shooter's" model was issued. These have no engraving or other markings except SMLS-Inc-Angleton-Texas on top of barrel and Uberti markings on left side of frame. Serial numbers start with 0001.

Both issues of these revolvers came in a Western Arms/Uberti box.

Pietta made a .36cal Dance revolver in 1996. These were issued by the newly formed Dance Firearms Co. of Angleton, Texas. These may or may not have Dance Firearms Co. on the barrel. Pietta also made a .44cal. Dance revolver with a rebated cylinder which will bear only the Pietta markings. I am interested I purchasing these as well. I am not interested in the current Piettas with the straight cylinder and 8" barrel as these are available new an are not accurate replicas of the original Dance revolver in .44cal. They are produced on a 1851 Navy frame with the straight shortened cylinder and 8" barrel. The original .44cal. Dance revolver is closer to the Dragoon than the 1851 Navy.
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I attach a more thorough article about these replicas too. If my memory serves me well it was also written by Dr Jim L. Davis. I don't think you can open it online, but you can download it.

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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2018, 07:37:29 AM »
That's one of the few originals I've never had any interest in.
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2018, 01:12:43 PM »
Hawg, I understand your sentiments, but I find it interesting that Dance was not able to procure steel/iron thick enough to produce frames with recoil shields, and therefore omitted them. However, I have a book that shows a photo of a Dance .36 with recoil shields.

If I find the photo I will post it.

Jim

Edit:

I did not have to look for it. Last two pics in this link:

http://www.texasguntrade.com/texasrevolvers.htm

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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2018, 01:31:41 PM »
Ringo, thanks for the .pdf download written by Dr. Davis. I had not seen that before and I saved it in my Dance Project folder.

Kudos!

Jim
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2018, 02:23:30 PM »
Hawg, I understand your sentiments, but I find it interesting that Dance was not able to procure steel/iron thick enough to produce frames with recoil shields, and therefore omitted them. However, I have a book that shows a photo of a Dance .36 with recoil shields.

If I find the photo I will post it.

Jim

It wasn't for lack of iron. Most revolvers in the day were cast but Dance supposedly got a deal on some thick boiler plate and they cut the frames out of those.
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« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 02:43:05 PM by G Dog »
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2018, 03:28:35 PM »
Top link wont load for me.
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2018, 03:41:39 PM »
Sorry, Hawg.  It loads OK from here and I double checked it, again.  I don't know what.

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« Last Edit: February 27, 2018, 03:45:19 PM by G Dog »
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #12 on: February 27, 2018, 04:23:13 PM »
GDog always comes through. Last two pics of a Dance .36 with recoil shields.

http://www.texasguntrade.com/texasrevolvers.htm

Thanks, GDog!

Jim
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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #13 on: February 27, 2018, 05:54:36 PM »
Sorry, Hawg.  It loads OK from here and I double checked it, again.  I don't know what.

I dunno either but this is what I get.

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Re: Pietta Dance Revolver
« Reply #14 on: February 27, 2018, 08:42:32 PM »
Is your Acrobat reader software current?  It opens up just fine for me.
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