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Swiss Shooting Medal Pics

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by browningguy, May 16, 2012.

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  1. browningguy

    browningguy Member

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    I just bought a small lot of 6 new pieces for my collection and thought I would post them. Besides making fine firearms the Swiss really new how to engrave a die. I've always found them to be a nice compliment to my firearms collection.

    1905 Solothurn

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    1896 Aargau

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    1891 Vaud - Morges

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    1890 Thurgau - Frauenfeld

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    1886 Neuchatel - La Chaux

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    1863 Neuchatel

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  2. Robert

    Robert Moderator Staff Member

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    Very cool
     
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    That is way cool. Where do you find them?
     
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    Do you know any of the history behind them?
    Were they all won by the same shooter?
    Do you know what the events were and what the distance was?

    Just corious, OS
     
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    Cool. I love coins and stuff like that. I bet you would like to have this gun I have. It is a french made 32 PPK made after the war when germany could not make firearms. It has Swiss police( in what ever language they speak) on the side of it.
     
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    Swiss shooting medals are very cool. I like the ones I earned shooting in our local Swiss matches.
     
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    Wow! They really went all out on those

    "Your arms and your heart for the nation"
     
  8. browningguy

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    Thanks guys, to answer some of the questions:

    I get them from dealers or auctions, some in the US and some in Europe, but this particular group came from a collector raising some immediate cash who knew I collected them.

    These are called medals but they aren't in fact winners medals like we would think. They did issue winners medals but those will be engraved with the winners name and event they won. These were available for participants as a commemorative, usually issued in silver and bronze, and sometimes in gold. The mintage on this group ranges from 500-1650.
     
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    Very interesting.
     
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