The Gun
for a line of as many couples as will.
Reconstructed by Dafydd Cyhoeddwr.
The music for this dance seems to be of the structure AA(Bx((n-1)x3) for each part (as of this reconstruction (4/28/2009), I can only surmise by the facsimilie of the music that this is how it works).
So, the A, or verse, music is repeated twice, and the B, or chorus music of 5 measures is repeated enough times for the progressive portion to finish - 6 times for 3 couples, 9 times for 4, 12 times for 5.
Music: none
Part 1
Verse 1, Part A
1&2: Everyone lead up a double and fall back a double, face your partner
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 1, Part B
1&2: Everyone lead up a double and fall back a double, face your partner
3&4: Set and turn single, right
First progressive chorus:
1: Couples 1 and 2 do a double back from their partners
2: Couples 1 and 2 do a double forward toward their partners
3: Man 1 changes places with woman 2 in one double
4: Woman 1 changes places with man 2 in one double
5: Couples 1 and 2 change places with their partners in a double to return to the proper side of the set
R: Continue switching to the bottom or top of the line, sit out a repeat, and come back in as the opposite type.  Continue until everyone is back to where they started, when the second verse can begin.
Part 2
Verse 2, Part A
1&2: Side left with your partner (small double forward to the left to line up right shoulders)
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 2, Part B
1&2: Side right with your partner (small double forward to the right to line up left shoulders)
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Second progressive chorus:
1&2: Couples 1 and 2 take hands around and circle all the way around in 2 doubles/8 slips, drop hands
3: Couple 1 meet a double (and take both hands)
4: Couple 1 slip down between couple 2 into their places (couple 2 adjusts up)
5: Couple 1 turns single (left)
R: Continue switching to the bottom or top of the line, sit out a repeat, and come back in as the opposite type.  Continue until everyone is back to where they started, when the third verse can begin.
Part 3
Verse 3, Part A
1&2: Arm left with your partner (take right arms and walk a circle to the left in two doubles)
3&4: Set and turn single, left
Verse 3, Part B
1&2: Arm right with your partner (take left arms and walk a circle to the right in two doubles)
3&4: Set and turn single, right
Third progressive chorus:
1: Man 1 and man 2 take both hands and change places in a double, drop hands
2: Woman 1 and woman 2 take both hands and change places in a double, drop hands
3&4: Couples 1 and 2 take right hands across and walk in a circle for two doubles
5: Couples 1 and 2 turn single (this is not in Playford, but we need an instruction for the 5th measure)
R: Continue switching to the bottom or top of the line, sit out a repeat, and come back in as the opposite type.  Continue until everyone is back to where they started, when the dance is finished.