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Dance Revolvers
« on: May 16, 2014, 10:23:25 AM »
How many of you out there have a Dance Revolver?  You know, the one with no recoil shields.  I have one of the early Piettas that came with a square back trigger guard that I've never shot.  Any one have any experience shooting one?  Do the caps fall off?  Inquiring minds want to know.

Here's a picture of mine.  Since the pictures were taken, I have replaced the incorrect square back trigger guard with a round one so it would be more historically correct.


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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2014, 10:03:31 PM »
My buddy had one, Ken. He sold it before he ever shot it though. I just could never get used to the looks.....they just look.....wrong.
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2014, 08:11:19 PM »
And here I sit, wanting one badly...LOL

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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2014, 10:04:04 PM »
I would too !!!

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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2014, 03:49:37 AM »
Fingers, for once you have posted a picture not unlike what a mere mortal would take.  Slightly out of focus, blah background, miserly lighting, just a borderline crappy photograph.

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE REAL FINGERS  MCGEE????

(I am sure Captainkirk will pay whatever ransom is required to get the real FM back on line.)
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2014, 05:22:01 AM »
I've got to go with the good Captain on this one. It's just wrong.
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2014, 09:53:15 AM »
Fingers, for once you have posted a picture not unlike what a mere mortal would take.  Slightly out of focus, blah background, miserly lighting, just a borderline crappy photograph.

WHO ARE YOU AND WHAT HAVE YOU DONE WITH THE REAL FINGERS  MCGEE????

(I am sure Captainkirk will pay whatever ransom is required to get the real FM back on line.)
No excuse.  It was the best I could do at the time; and I haven't done an update.  There are a few revolvers I haven't photographed yet much less updated.
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2014, 11:06:43 AM »

 There are a few revolvers I haven't photographed yet much less updated.

Well since you don't care enough about them to take pics just send the poor things to me. Ummmm, You can keep any Dance's tho. *6'
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2014, 02:31:15 PM »
Did Dance make a 36?
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2014, 03:28:47 PM »
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2014, 05:35:17 PM »
 I would bet a L&R with the recoil shield milled off would make a passable 36
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2014, 06:56:31 PM »
I would bet a L&R with the recoil shield milled off would make a passable 36

Mebbe...if you were willing to risk a lynching. L&R is one sweet gun!
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2014, 08:22:48 PM »
I would bet a L&R with the recoil shield milled off would make a passable 36

I've given thought to doing just that.  As soon as I get an L&R in other than NiB condition, I may see about having it done.
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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #13 on: June 09, 2014, 04:30:25 AM »
... As soon as I get an L&R in other than NiB condition, ...

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Re: Dance Revolvers
« Reply #14 on: June 09, 2014, 06:32:25 AM »
I have two NIB but could see buying two more down the road to do this to

Wonder where I could have it done at? Would need to have the case hardening redone as well
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