Question(s) About (New) Pietta Dance And Brothers Pistol


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expat_alaska
March 5, 2016, 06:29 PM
I am addressing anyone who owns or has seen a new version of this, compared to Piettas that were sold a while back with a SB trigger guard.

DGW is selling a .44 version with a smooth (non-rebated) cylinder and a non-cut water table.

https://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_info.php?cPath=22_92_187_189&products_id=883&osCsid=kmsk2tutn9fn5dhnnukoue2jl2

Does it have an 1851 Navy frame, or is it larger (as on the Dragoon size, like a Tucker and Sherrard)?

Does it have the Pietta "tail" or is it more like the newer, more "traditional" grip shape as found on the (2015 CN) G&G?

Here is a 2008 DGW customer review:

https://www.dixiegunworks.com/product_reviews_info.php?products_id=883&reviews_id=1888&osCsid=kmsk2tutn9fn5dhnnukoue2jl2

Any input would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Jim

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wcandres
March 6, 2016, 09:52 AM
Wouldn't the water table need to be cut to accommodate the .44 cylinder?

Cowhide Cliff
March 6, 2016, 10:23 AM
I have one that is about a year old.

It has the round trigger guard but it still has the Pietta tail. The profile of the grip frame is the same as the Navy frame but the grip frame does not have the notch under the bottom like the Navy.

The frame is not a Navy frame, the Dance frame doesn't have a recoil shield and appears slightly taller to fit the 44 dragoon style barrel.

The front sight is correct looking for the Dance.

Pietta did a pretty good job with it actually.

Fingers McGee
March 6, 2016, 11:53 AM
Wouldn't the water table need to be cut to accommodate the .44 cylinder?

No. The frame would need to be big enough to provide clearance for the straight cylinder though.

Hellgate
March 6, 2016, 12:54 PM
The 44 Dance (Pietta) cylinder is not stepped but is a little shorter than other 44 revolvers. I can barely get 30grs FFFg under the ball using an 1/8" lube wad so I shoot 27grs in it instead of 30 as in the Remingtons. Mine is 3-4 years old and had the flared Navy grips so I swapped them out for Pietta 1860 Army grips and paired it up with my 1860 Army for CAS/SASS shoots.

expat_alaska
March 6, 2016, 02:10 PM
Cowhide Cliff:

I have one that is about a year old.

It has the round trigger guard but it still has the Pietta tail. The profile of the grip frame is the same as the Navy frame but the grip frame does not have the notch under the bottom like the Navy.

The frame is not a Navy frame, the Dance frame doesn't have a recoil shield and appears slightly taller to fit the 44 dragoon style barrel.

The front sight is correct looking for the Dance.

Pietta did a pretty good job with it actually.

Thanks to Cliff and others.

Maybe I was not clear with my questions.

I realize that the Pietta Dance has no recoil shields.

I am curious if a Pietta 1851 Navy (or G&G) .36 barrel, cylinder, and wedge will fit the Pietta Dance frame.

Can anyone verify this (or not)?

Recently, IIRC on one or another forum, a gentleman had a Pietta Dance that would accept the aforementioned .36 parts, but I cannot recall where I saw that.

Regards,

Jim

Cowhide Cliff
March 6, 2016, 09:50 PM
Cowhide Cliff:



Thanks to Cliff and others.

Maybe I was not clear with my questions.

I realize that the Pietta Dance has no recoil shields.

I am curious if a Pietta 1851 Navy (or G&G) .36 barrel, cylinder, and wedge will fit the Pietta Dance frame.

Can anyone verify this (or not)?

Recently, IIRC on one or another forum, a gentleman had a Pietta Dance that would accept the aforementioned .36 parts, but I cannot recall where I saw that.

Regards,

Jim
Ok I compared the Pietta Dance and G&G. The barrels will swap even though the 44 barrel is larger. The wedge is the same. The dance cylinder is larger diameter but the cylinders are the same length so the 36 cylinder will go on the Dance frame and does cycle however there is a much larger gap between it and the frame so I'm not sure the bolt is engaging the cylinder notches fully.

So yes the parts do swap but it doesn't really look right because the Dance frame is machined for the larger diameter cylinder.

expat_alaska
March 7, 2016, 03:15 PM
Thanks for the comparisons. Not exactly what I was hoping for, but I'll keep your observations in mind.

Sincerely,

Jim

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