1903 Coast Artillery 1st Class Gunner’s Badge


Numbered to the 46th Company, and personalized with the owner’s name on the pin brooch.

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Created in 1903, and made at Rock Island Arsenal, these First Class Gunner’s Badges were produced from that date to 1909.  R.I.A. marked the pin brooch with the unit designation and later added the the owner’s company or equipment number (used for marking all of his gear within a unit). Approximately 1700 of these were produced by the arsenal.

This badge was made for the 46th Company of the CAC, and numbered “93,” who as it turned out was “D.E. COBB” who personalized the pin brooch in a crude style of engraving.  The 46th Company appears to have been stationed at Fort Strong, Mass, from 1901 to 1916.

50mm high.  In fine condition.  Nice to have one of these personalized to the soldier it was issued to.

USPS First Class Mail  $5.00


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Weight .75 lbs