1924-1931 US Army Chemical Warfare Trophy Shooting Badge/Medal BB&B Bronze EIC
Army Chemical Warfare Trophy. It’s also referenced as the Chemical Warfare Service Trophy, and was awarded to top marksman in short-lived competition that involved firing from 200 yards with their service-issued gas masks on in a timed event. This is one of the more striking, unique, and hands down rare badges issued by the Army… It was made by Bailey, Banks & Biddle of Philadelphia, PA and is marked twice with their makers marks and Bronze. It’s unknown how many were ever awarded in its short, eight-year lifespan, but it’s estimated less than 10 were awarded annually. It’s likely only a small handful exist over 90 years later, and this is only the second to surface for sale in the past decade. It’s a larger badge, and measures 2 1/8 across. It is guaranteed original, authentic, and in exceptional original condition as shown. This piece is a holy grail piece for many Competition Shooting Badge collectors, and is museum collection worthy. There are absolutely no issues with this badge… It’s uncleaned, the pin mechanism works, and the makers marks and details are sharp throughout. Please see our other listings, and check back often as we typically list 30-50 high-end estate items each week with No Reserve! The item “1924-1931 US Army Chemical Warfare Trophy Shooting Badge/Medal BB&B Bronze EIC” is in sale since Thursday, April 1, 2021. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “tommy!” and is located in Charleston, South Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.