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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 Indian warrior.
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 AVAILABLE
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 Tribute. 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 Apache warrior.
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.
THE FIRST-EVER COMMEMORATIVE DANCE DRAGOON
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.
Display Case Included
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 artistic attributes.
Photography Courtesy of Dennis Adler.
Since the “Geronimo Tribute Dragoon” is a working black powder revolver, we will arrange delivery through UPS to ship directly to your home (with age verification).
I wish to reserve the “Geronimo Tribute Dragoon,” a working black powder revolver, at the current issue price of $2,795*. Each revolver is numbered within the edition limit of 300 and is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity. Thirty day return privilege.
Please charge my credit card a deposit of $195 per revolver. I will pay the balance at the rate of $130 per month, with no interest or carrying charge.
* All orders are subject to acceptance and credit verification prior to shipment. Shipping and handling will be added to each order. Virginia residents please add sales tax.