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US Army Marksmanship Badge Question


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cerick1450

Hello

I have been looking for an on line reference to determine the age of a Qualification badge, but can't seem to come across one.  Here are tow that I have.  One is just marked sterling and the other is marked NS Meyer, but no sterling mark.  Are they both WW2?  Is there an way to tell WW2 era from post war?

Thank you.

 

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patches

Your Meyer is one from around 1954 till 1965, see the 9M in the shield, that's the Meyer code for that time period, the other, sure WWII era.

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Marksmanship in the U.S. Army

A History of Medals, Shooting Programs, and Training

By William K. Emerson

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Sorry to hijack your thread but just noticed this was a recent posting about these badges and figured
It would be easier to ask here first.

  Any information on the ERA / Time Frame or even if this is U.S. ?
Recently found this MARKSMAN PISTOL-D Badge in an old box saved from the late 60s early 70s
that included a lot of marksman badges but this one I have not been
able to find in my limited internet research

Stamped STERLING with an N in a Circle only on the back of the Cross
Also the Cross is Convex (bowed)

Thanks for any help

 

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CDWells

The "Rifle-D" clasp was valid on US Army badges from 1921 to 1948. Field made for some reason?

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4 minutes ago, patches said:

What is that thing on the bottom please?

 Not sure, I assume it is original to the badge as the
patina is the same, and looks correct ?

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