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KAISER WILHELM II 1912 INFANTERIE-REGIMENT SHOOTING PRIZE

SKU: 15-465

$350.00

Annually, Kaiser Wilhelm II awarded a prize to the Infanterie Regiment with the best marksmanship. Each regiment member proudly displays it on his tunic sleeve. Today we are offering the prize from 1912. It is a brass badge measuring 4″ x 2 3/4.” It features a wreath topped by a Hohenzollern Crown. Below that are crossed rifles, with “1912” displayed at the wreath’s bottom. It is mounted on an oval-shaped piece of dark blue wool, which would then be sewn onto a tunic sleeve. Some light, scattered mothing shows up on the patch. The reverse reveals a backing plate has been added to the badge for extra strength and durability. Badges such as this were considered a great honor. German soldiers also were rewarded for their marksmanship with shooting lanyards. The latter were attached to their shoulder strap buttons and displayed on their right breasts.


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Annually, Kaiser Wilhelm II awarded a prize to the Infanterie Regiment with the best marksmanship. Each regiment member proudly displays it on his tunic sleeve. Today we are offering the prize from 1912. It is a brass badge measuring 4″ x 2 3/4.” It features a wreath topped by a Hohenzollern Crown. Below that are crossed rifles, with “1912” displayed at the wreath’s bottom. It is mounted on an oval-shaped piece of dark blue wool, which would then be sewn onto a tunic sleeve. Some light, scattered mothing shows up on the patch. The reverse reveals a backing plate has been added to the badge for extra strength and durability. Badges such as this were considered a great honor. German soldiers also were rewarded for their marksmanship with shooting lanyards. The latter were attached to their shoulder strap buttons and displayed on their right breasts.