There have been many leaders in Native
American history who have fought to defend the traditions and existence
of their people. Legendary men, such as Crazy Horse, Red Cloud and
Sitting Bull, have become synonymous with America’s image of the brave
But there is one warrior in particular
who has filled our collective imagination with his fierce,
uncompromising spirit – Geronimo. The famous Apache leader was known for
his boldness, strength and resilience in the face of danger, much like
the Dance Dragoon revolver he has been famously pictured with.
This is why America Remembers has chosen
to commemorate one of the most remarkable historic figures of his era
with this historic revolver with which he was famously photographed late
in his life: the Dance Dragoon revolver in .44 caliber. The Geronimo
Tribute Dragoon is a stunning masterpiece featuring this amazing Apache
warrior whose very name became a war cry...Geronimo!
HAND-ENGRAVED, ONLY 300
Only 300 Geronimo Tribute Dragoons will ever be created and are
available exclusively through America Remembers. Since each revolver is
hand-engraved, it will take a number of months to produce each order.
Please make your reservation now so that you can secure your place in
our engravers’ schedule.
Craftsmen specifically commissioned by America Remembers decorate each
Both sides of the Tribute feature
high-relief, gold-plated representations, including a faithful bust of
Geronimo on the left based on a well-known portrait of the legendary
Prominently featured on the cylinder,
frame, and barrel are hand-engraved recreations of Indian motifs,
including Plains Indian warriors, animals, and Apache art. Complementing
the overall design, the rich wooden grips feature handsome brass tacks
and a silver rosette; a style reminiscent of classic American Indian
motifs seen on rifles and revolvers from the 1800s.
The right side features a charging
American buffalo created in stunning detail. Many would agree there has
been no greater kinship in nature than that which existed between the
American Indian and the American buffalo.
We are excited
to offer the first-ever Dance Dragoon commemorative
recreation for this strictly limited edition. This working
black powder firearm is especially built for us by master
craftsmen using parts from F.lli Pietta. Every stunning
Tribute has a skillfully polished antique coin nickel
finish, is hand-engraved, using the traditional,
time-honored hammer-and-chisel method, in a Plains Indian
motif and is embellished with solid 18-karat gold busts of
Geronimo and an American buffalo.
This revolver is true to the
original Dance Dragoon created during the Civil War as a
Texas copy combining features of the 2nd Model Colt Dragoon
and 1851 Colt Navy. Both revolvers are renowned for their
strength and reliability, the only difference between the
two being that the Dance Dragoon has no cylinder scene and
does not have a recoil shield.
We’re also very excited to be
working with renowned author Dennis Adler on this issue. The
author of Colt Single Action – From Patersons to Peacemakers
and Guns of the American West, he is recognized worldwide as
a leading authority on antique firearms. Thanks to Dennis’s
invaluable support and assistance in researching the design
motifs for this gun, we’re able to offer you this stunning
and unique Dance Dragoon commemorative firearm.
FREE DISPLAY CASE
Each Geronimo Tribute Dance Dragoon comes
in a handcrafted, book-style presentation case with pebble grain
leatherette cover and binding, bearing the title of Geronimo’s book, His
Own Story. An 8 ½” x 11” portrait of Geronimo, with the Dance Dragoon,
is mounted to the inside front cover with the gun French fitted into the
presentation book casing at a 45 degree angle to show all of its best