Preservation, Education, and Commemoration of Naval History
NHF Donates War of 1812 Vintage Naval Pistol to Navy
The Naval History and Heritage Command at the Washington Navy Yard has an extensive collection of historic arms. It includes weapons from the early 18th century all the way through today. But it was recently determined that the collection had a significant gap from one of our Navy’s earliest conflicts: the War of 1812. With this year’s War of 1812 Bicentennial Commemoration picking up steam under US Navy direction, the Naval Historical Foundation decided to look for an opportunity to acquire an appropriate firearm from that period for the Navy’s collection, for study and for possible future display.