Australian Army Crossed Rifles Badge - Copper

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The crossed rifles badge was awarded to marksman in cavalry, engineers and infantry.

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Details

Metal rank (excluding chevrons), trade and skill-at-arms badges replaced worsted badges in 1918. Originally of brass or gilding metal, oxidized badges were introduced for Citizen Forces and Senior Cadets in 1921. Permanent Forces continued to wear badges of brass or gilding metal. In 1931 oxidized badges appear to have been discontinued with all badges being of brass or gliding metal.

The crossed rifles badge was awarded to marksman in cavalry, engineers and infantry.

It is believed these copper badges were originally intended to be oxidized.

Copper badge with backing plate. Lugs complete, but missing pins. Original.

Specifications

Material Copper
Width 51mm
Height 47mm
Affixed By Lugs & Split Pin
Authenticity Original