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#1 redone

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:24 AM

A friend of mine found this a few years and promised it to me. He wanted to hang on to enjoyed for a wile. Well he passed it on to me last week and I wanted to share it. This is the only on I've ever seen. The bars are Coast Art , Submarines , & Mines. 

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#2 ocsfollowme

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 07:46 AM

Wow. Just wow. I wonder if the sailor took the standard sterling pin we sometimes see to a jeweler or had one specifically designed. And three rare bars to boot! Thanks for showing.

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 08:14 AM

Now that is beyond cool!  Never seen one like it before.....wonder if it is a one of a kind like Steve suggested it may be?



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:26 AM

Very unusual. Isn't that the NAVY net tender insignia ?



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:32 AM

I would bet that someone removed the pin from the reverse of the sterling pin and glued/soldered it on there. Pretty cool. 



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Posted 27 November 2019 - 09:33 AM

Very interesting.

Do you have a picture of the back?

Where did your friend find it?

#7 Wake1941

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Posted 27 November 2019 - 12:35 PM

That is super cool, I would be shocked to see another.

#8 redone

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Posted 29 November 2019 - 09:00 AM

It looks like a standard period Army qualification badge with the Octopus disc applied by a jeweler. It's not sterling and it has the normal pin back style fastner. The Submarine bar looks like it may have been made special. The other bars are the usual kind. Sorry I could not post pictures.



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Posted 29 November 2019 - 11:25 AM

Does it say "Submarines," or "Submarine Mines?" Those are two different things. I thought the Army controlled command detonated mines as part of its harbor defense duties. Hence the Army minelaying vessels with their sea going soldier crews.



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Posted 29 November 2019 - 03:45 PM

Even though it is the Navy Net Tender Insignia, the Navy didn't use that type of marksmanship pin.  The Army did have qualification bars for Submarine mines and mines (although I think at some point, Mines were for Submarine mines).

 

http://www.emersonin...entShooting.pdf

 

https://en.wikipedia...(United_States)




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