First pattern 1897 1st Class gunner’s badge, enameled Marksman bar, and photo of an artilleryman wearing the same.
This scarce 1897 Heavy Artillery first class gunner’s badge was made at Rock Island Arsenal, and has a gunner’s quadrant for its central design.
The badge came out of a 50 year collection of US Artillery material, and included was a Marksman badge with red enameling for artillery, and a photograph of a 4th Artilleryman of Battery D, wearing this pair on his 5 button fatigue blouse. There was no identification, and I don’t know if this lot was assemble or not.
Overall height of the badge is 50mm. A good amount of original bronze finish remaining. No markings.
The first we have ever acquired.