Thanks for the correction on the Dance & Brothers pistol and the information. My mind was somewhere else when I confused Colum-bia with Colum-bus Texas. Columbus was near Alleyton where the railhead from Houston was located. Many Texas infantry and cavalry regiments were mustered into Confederate service at Eagle Lake, Alleyton and Columbus in Colorado County and many were able to take the railroad to New Orleans and the operations in the east.
I think Santa Claus is going to give me a Dance & Brothers revolver from DGW. The incorrect rifleing is fine with me and square-back trigger guard will not bother me enough to modify it. Besides those imperfections, it must be a good overall reproduction since you are taking the time and expense to inlay a star in the grip and correct the trigger guard. I especially like the lack of cylinder back stops that will allow the spent caps to fall off. The Pietta copy of the Dance & Brothers revolver fires .451" round ball ammunition which is the same as my other revolvers. That make it more convenient than having several pistols that shoot .454", .451", .321" and .376" lead balls and different powder loads.