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Original WWII German Army Artillery Marksman Lanyard Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran

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Original WWII German Army Artillery Marksman Lanyard Brought Home By A U.S. Veteran. A scarce version with “artillery shells” in the place of “acorns”. In excallant conditon.  marksmen’s lanyard consists of a heavy, twisted, interwoven silver/aluminum braid with buttoning loops to both the top and bottom ends. The reverse of the braiding has a protective, pale grey, rayon strip of fabric neatly handstitched in place to prevent chafe wear on the uniform. The top of the lanyard has a stamped, aluminum, construction, vertically oval, embossed, oak-leaf wreath with a Wehrmacht style eagle with down swept wings, clutching a canted swastika in its talons, positioned to the top center encompassing crossed swords which are superimposed on a shield shaped base with a subtly pebbled background field. The shield device is attached to an interwoven silver/aluminum braid rosette with a protective dark green wool backing handstitched to the reverse to prevent chafe wear to the uniform. The backing wool does have some mothing, that is of course not visible from the front. The lanyard is in overall very good condition with light age and usage toning. Nice early example . Gettysburg Museum Certified (COA) provided. Scarce 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.