Item Id: AT23095
HJ Sharpshooters Badge Maker Marked M1/102
The HJ Sharpshooters badge was awarded to HJ members over the age of sixteen for proficiency in target shooting, with small caliber rifles. From its institution in 1938 until the end of 1943 it is alleged that 31,904 Sharpshooter Badges were awarded.The series of HJ shooting badges was expanded with the introduction of a Master Shooters Badge in December 1941. This higher class badge required ten shots in each of four positions as the Sharpshooters badge but with a higher degree of accuracy.
Slightly convexed, two piece, die stuck alloy construction badge with a multi-colored enamel and nickel/silver plated finish. Reverse of the badge is well marked with embossed RZM logo with dual circular borders and manufacturers code, “M1/102” indicating manufacture by “Frank & Reif, Stuttgart”. Badge is complete with its original combined pin and catch assembly intact to reverse and is in very good condition.
Hard to find in better condition!!