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1862 Dance (CH) Steel .44 8"

1862 Dance (CH) Steel .44  8"
1862 Dance (CH) Steel .44 8"
SKU: PF62CHD448
.44 CALIBER
8" BARREL
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Product Details

This .44 caliber revolver was manufactured by the Dance Brothers in Columbia, Texas, as part of a larger effort by Texas gun makers to provide firearms for Confederate troops during the Civil War.

Unlike the Union, the South had few factories. As a result, Texas and the Confederacy faced a critical shortage of firearms. Only a trickle of guns could be smuggled through the Union blockade of the coast. The Texas government decided to encourage the production of firearms at home.

James Henry Dance and his brothers established J. H. Dance and Company in 1858, manufacturing gristmills and cotton gins. After the Civil War broke out in 1861, the company also began producing firearms. Because of the Confederacy's high demand for firearms, the company's employees were granted exemption from military service. Over the next few years the company produced 300¢€"400 revolvers. One of the last known shipments of Dance revolvers, 25 pistols, was sent to Houston in April 1865. When the war ended shortly thereafter, the Dances returned to Columbia to again manufacture gristmills and cotton gins.


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Casehardened Frame, Hammer, and Loading Lever
.44 Caliber
8" Blued Round Barrel
1851 Navy Grip Assembly
Brass Backstrap and Triggerguard
Wood Grip
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"Pietta J H Dance & Brothers"

James Herrin on 4/19/2024 3:22:18 AM

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Review: This is a Great Looking Revolver with a Good Balance and Feel about it. I wanted to shoot it before l wrote a review, and can say it also shoots Great. I would definitely purchase again. The Staff at EMF is Very Helpful and a Pleasure to Deal with.

"Pietta Dance Bros"

Robert Edwards on 2/8/2024 11:48:12 AM

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Review: Received my Pietta Dance Bros cap and ball last week. Looks great. I am very pleased with it. Although I haven't had the chance to see how it performs, I look forward to shooting this fine looking replica.

"1862 Dance (CH) Steel .44 8"

Ronald Howell on 7/13/2023 3:16:12 PM

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Review: Great quality and price. I own over a dozen black powder pistols, including some originals, and am very pleased with this revolver. The Service Department was great too!

"Well Made Black Powder Revolver"

Clayton on 5/5/2023 11:53:10 AM

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Review: The sale and delivery of this Dance Brothers revolver could not have been smoother. EMF is great to work with. The revolver is not historically accurate, but still a nice gun to shoot. It is based on the Colt 1851 frame and grip, so it handles well. It does not seem to be as accurate as my Pietta 1858, but it is adequate for what it is. The fit and finish was very good. So if you want a variation on the Colt design, this is a good choice in 44 caliber.

"1862 dance revolver"

Rolland Flory on 3/9/2023 11:17:59 AM

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Review: This is a very nice percussion revolver. Mine has a barrel/cylinder gap of .004-.005 inches. This makes it difficult to use paper cartridges as paper fragments jam the cylinder rotation. Loaded with loose powder and ball , the revolver is very dependable and accurate. The lack of a recoil shield seems to eliminate cap jams. With the proper lube, cylinder binding with the barrel is not an issue. This is a very good gun for the price! The quality is outstanding!

"Good Stuff"

Michael Comer on 2/10/2023 3:38:25 PM

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Review: Very nice reproduction and the folks at EMF are always a pleasure to work with.

"Love this pistol"

Larry Cook on 10/13/2021 8:58:33 AM

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Review: I live about 15 mikes from the historic marker near Anderson Texas where some of these JH Dance Brothers pistols were made. Live the history but needed a replica of the Dance pistol and boy is this one a dandy! It is a fantastic replica and a show piece extraordinaire. A beautifully done to every detail. Love it

"Great product and excellent service!"

James Karshina on 6/8/2021 5:50:49 PM

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Review: I got this because I was drawn to unique style of this revolver. The way it is designed without a recoil shield kind of makes me think of it as a confederate last ditch revolver. As with most cap n ball revolvers, it shoots a little high out of the box. It still is very nice to shoot because the sight picture is the best that I have seen on a replica so far. One product that I recommend to compensate for the lack of a recoil shield is percussion cap keepers. They are available on ebay. What they... More details

"Dance Brothers"

Dale Foote on 1/21/2021 8:43:23 PM

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Review: Beautiful casecolor! Tight lock up. Great revolver. The people at EMF are great to deal with. Highly recommended 🙂

"EMF 1862 Dance Revolver"

Gerhardt Vikar on 10/20/2019 2:24:57 AM

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Review: The revolver is excellent copy. The bluing and case color are first class. Dealing with EMF was outstanding. I got a follow up phone call, to verify who I was. At that point I was told how much shipping was by their sales representative. Shortly after speaking with I got a email confirmed delivery and a package routing number. I can say I will be planning another purchase in the near future.