Badge, Marksman, Sterling, Rifle
WWII genuine US Sterling Marksman, Second-class Gunner badge, with Rifle bar.
The U.S. Army created its first musketry proficiency badges circa 1880 to reward marksmen. According t the system enacted in 1921, three basic badges indicated the degree of proficiency, andadditional bars specific weapons or courses.
The three badges were:
- Marksman, Second-class Gunner. Minimum score of 60-77 % of points, depending on the weapon or qualification course.
- Sharpshooter, First-class Gunner. 78-87 % of points.
- Expert. 85-91 % of points.
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