USA Marksman Badge with 5 qualifications


USA, Marksman Badge, no date (1950s-60s), bull’s eye on Maltese cross, with 5 qualifications: MARKSMAN, RIFLE, CARBINE, BAYONET, HAND GRENADE, pinback, Reverse: all sections marked STERLING, black enameled silver, 26mm, one loop of the bottom qualification has been replaced with wire, XF

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Medals, awards, decoration, insignia, documents, equipment, of military, police, private, and irregular military style organizations. We sometimes sell small weapons but we do not sell working firearms. If a thing happens to be military but is hundreds of years old I stop thinking of it as a military thing and start thinking of it as a relic or an antiquity. I suppose that means that “militaria” really starts around the middle of the 19th century or so, when uniforms became normal. Does that seem right to you?

Over the decades I’ve been selling collectibles my market has been about 97% coins, 2% paper money, 1% everything else.