Original WWII German Hitler Youth HJ MARKSMAN’S BADGE. (HJ Schützen-Abzeichen) Certified. .Roughly 27mm diameter, slightly convexed, two piece, die stuck alloy construction badge with a multi-colored enamel and nickel/silver plated finish. Badge features a recessed, embossed outer oak-leaf wreath encompassing four concentric “target” rings on a black enamel background field with a separate, raised, HJ diamond superimposed over crossed rifles affixed rivetted to the center. The HJ diamond features semi-translucent red enamel field to top and bottom quarters and white enamel fields to the side quarters, with a central black canted enamel swastika. Reverse of the badge is well marked with embossed RZM logo with dual circular borders and manufacturers code, “M1/63” indicating manufacture by Steinhauer & Lück, Lüdenscheid. Badge is complete with its original combined pin and catch assembly intact to reverse. Of Note: From its institution in 1938 until the end of 1943 it is alleged that 31,904 Sharpshooter Badges were awarded. Also Of Note: The series of HJ shooting badges was expanded with the introduction of a Master Shooters Badge in December 1941. This higher class badge required ten shots in each of the same four positions as the Sharpshooters badge but with a higher degree of accuracy. One of the classic insignia from the third Reich in used condition. Typical light age toning plus wear during use. Nice example issued with expected bring back condition. Loss to the gold wash. Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Rare 100% Guaranteed to be authentic pre-1945. Sold for historic purposes only. See our other pieces on our web site. Also note when browsing our web site there are several pages of items, at the bottom of the list look for other page numbers. RARE!