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    Posted 7 years ago

    pitbullsaved
    (6 items)

    I recently found this pin metal detecting.there is not a makers mark on the back.I would like to know if hit is military or not.

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    1. pitbullsaved, 7 years ago
      I found one like it on a web site.said it was coast guard
    2. pitbullsaved, 7 years ago
      I was reading the A is for artillery.
    3. pitbullsaved, 7 years ago
      I just found one eBay.ww1 coast artillery marksman A silver badge.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      It is indeed a military badge: called the "Marksman A" and was a RIFLE qualification badge used by the Coast Artillery, after qualifying on the A Course (geared toward long range shooting as would be expected by Coast Artillery soldiers). It was used in the first quarter of the 20th century.

      scott
    5. pitbullsaved, 7 years ago
      Thanks everyone.I appreciate all the help.and I'm very happy to know its military.very cool
    6. scottvez scottvez, 7 years ago
      Glad to help pitbull-- you were on the right track from the beginning!

      scott

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