Voroshilov Marksman badge, OSOAVIAKhIM issue, 1st Level, 1934-1941.
In bronze plated and silver-plated steel, 38.1 x 33.1 mm; weighs 6.9 g without the screw plate.
In outstanding, excellent condition. The enamel shows beautiful luster and is essentially perfect, free of any wear visible even under a 10x magnification - which is very uncommon for a badge of its vintage. The details of the artwork are perfect and exceptionally crisp. The silver finish is bright and nearly pristine on both sides, shows only tiny amount of wear to high points of the obverse. The screw post is of full length, over 10.5 mm. Includes original screw plate maker-marked "NKPS" and showing a stamped serial number 20288, quite low for this badge.
This is a truly superb example of the Voroshilov Marksman badge - literally impossible to upgrade!
/Badges of USSR Defense Societies A. Kalistratov, V. Voronochnko, p. 57, fig. II #9, also Avers 8, p. 315, fig. 1542.b/
Please note, penny in our photo is for size reference.
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