Dance Brothers .45 Colt cartridge conversion for Pietta revolvers
The Dance Brothers revolver was made in Texas back in 1862, for the Confederacy, during the Civil War. The .45 Colt conversion for the Pietta made Dance Brothers revolver uses the exact same Konverter as the 1860 Colt Army. However, to convert the Pietta Dance revolver to .45 Colt you need to remove 120 thousandths of an inch from the breech end of the barrel. Note that the original Dance percussion cylinder will no longer fit, however a Pietta 1860 Army percussion cylinder will fit.
Kirst Konverter is currently the only company offering a cartridge conversion for the Dance revolver. Kirst Konverter offers barrel fitting for the Dance conversion, plus the option of having the Konverter professionally installed; which includes milling a loading port in the side of the frame and checking the timing. Centerfire Kirst Konverters can be dry-fired without damage, plus all Kirst Konverters have a lifetime no BS warranty.
The .45 Colt Kirst Konverter will allow you to fire both the .45 Long Colt and the shorter .45 Schofield cartridges. The .45 Colt converter is designed with safety notches between chambers, so you can safely carry five rounds of .45 Long Colt or .45 Schofield ammo and it is legal for SASS and NCOWS shooting events.
It will accommodate the .45 Long Colt cartridge, if the bullet is seated slightly deeper. The ammo must be loaded with lead bullets and a low-pressure, powder charge that does not exceed 1,000 feet per second velocity.
NOTE: The SAAMI specification for overall length for the .45 Colt is 1.600 inch. The longest OAL that the Dance Brothers cylinder will accept is 1.58 inch. There are brands of modern Cowboy Action ammunition that have an overall length of 1.58 inch or less. Just make sure your brand of ammo will definitely fit before purchasing it.
No F.F.L. paperwork is required to purchase a Kirst Konverter. All Kirst Konverters carry a lifetime “No B.S.” warranty, plus they are made with pride in the good, old U.S.A.