Never authorized by the regular army, this pattern “2nd Class Pistol Shot” bronze badge was made under state contract.
This badge was made under state contract in bronze by The HAYES BROTHERS CO., NEWARK, N.J.
A First Class badge was made for the regular army in 1913 in silver, but never authorized a 2nd Class badge for troops.
The states made these for issue to their troops, for poorer scoring cavalry pistol shots.
The box and badge is fine -excellent condition.
About the best condition possible.