Tyrolean Marksmanship Gau Achievement, Type VII, Champion Badge (for small calibre rifle)

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SKU: 02.GTR.0801.701.01.001

Estimated market value:

$135 USD

  • Tyrolean Marksmanship Gau Achievement, Type VII, Champion Badge (for small calibre rifle) Obverse
  • Tyrolean Marksmanship Gau Achievement, Type VII, Champion Badge (for small calibre rifle) Reverse

Estimated market value:

$135 USD

Attributes

  • Country
    Germany
  • Composition
    Zinc gilt
  • Inscription
    Obv: 19 44 KK-GEWEHR
  • Size
    50.5mm

Physical Description and Item Details


An extremely well preserved example of a 1944 Small-Caliber (Klein-Kaliber Gewehr) Master Shooting award; in gilded zinc; horizontal pinback; unmarked; measuring 50.5 mm in diameter; in extremely fine condition.

There is a large and small version. For the small version are no information on the size available.

History


The Meistersch├╝tze badge would normally have been awarded at the annual Tiroler Landesschiessen held in Innsbruck, Austria. To receive one, a minimum score had to be achieved in the three events "Wehrmann", "KK-Gewehr" and "Pistole" ("refile", "small calibre rifle" and "pistol"). A large number of these badges were un-issued and were released onto the collectors market when the old shooting ground in Innsbruck was demolished at the end of the war (they had been stored there since the war).

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