Interesting collection of 25 Swiss marksmanship awards / medals / badges spanning three decades, from the 1930's to the 1950's, along with a 1941 recognition certificate for shooting performance and a black and gilt braided piece ending in two acorns known as Schützenschnur, a badge of marksmanship proficiency. An image of a similar Schützenschnur appears in a document entitled DIE SCHWEIZERISCHE ARMEE IHRE UNIFORMEN UND ABZEICHEN (Swiss Armed Forces Rank and Branch of Service).
Text on the certificate reads as follows (approximately in the case of hard-to-read handwriting):
Enheit H. D. Bew KP. IBS Datum 31.1.1941 Anerkennungskarte fur gute Leistungen im Schiessen dem Sgt Augst Otto geb. 1891 zuerkannt in Wettshciessen Alosungsdienst Winter 1940/41 78 Nunkte Der Kp. Haptu Vircher
The collection comes ready to display in a lovely oak wood frame. This is a heavy and substantial piece weighing almost 9 lbs unpacked. Photos of framed collection taken through glass which explains reflections. In good used condition with imperfections to some of the medals as shown. Shipped fully insured with tracking number.
Measurements: Frame: 23 5/8" by 19 11/16" (60 cm by 50 cm).
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