Elaborately adorned with inlays of bore and ivory, this German "Dag" — as early wheel-lock pistols were sometimes called — had a unique ball-butt feature that not only provided excellent balance for the heavy barrel, but allowed the pistol to be quickly wielded as a club. Cavalry forces armed with similar dags practiced a close-combat drill where mounted troopers discharged their barrels, reversed their pistols and swung them against padded targets. The Ball Butt Dag Pistol can be seen at the NRA National Firearms Museum in Fairfax, Virginia.
This unique gun has a dual purpose in that it also serves as a club.
July 28th, 2004A Tribute to General Joe Foss
This moving memorial illustrates why millions admired, followed and loved General Joe Foss.
May 19th, 20012001 NRA Members' Meeting: Opening Ceremonies
NRA President Charlton Heston calls the meeting to order and General Joe Foss later takes the stage.
June 6th, 19981998 NRA Members' Banquet
General Joe Foss honors our soldiers and Charlton Heston makes his first speech as NRA president.