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Excellent Machine Gunner badge, NKPS version, early to mid-1940s.

Brass, enamels; 45.3 mm x 37.4 mm. Early NKPS variation featuring domed center medallion with a star pattern under the red enamel. The machine gun undercarriage has a wheel with eight spokes. The ornament at the top consists of five flat scrolls.

In outstanding, excellent condition - extremely uncommon for a Soviet combat proficiency badge of WW2 era. Both the red and white enamels display magnificent luster and are nearly flawless. There are only a few tiny contact marks practically unnoticeable to the naked eye; otherwise, the badge is pristine. The details of the wreath

Brass, enamels; 45.3 mm x 37.4 mm. Early NKPS variation featuring domed center medallion with a star pattern under the red enamel. The machine gun undercarriage has a wheel with eight spokes. The ornament at the top consists of five flat scrolls.

In outstanding, excellent condition - extremely uncommon for a Soviet combat proficiency badge of WW2 era. Both the red and white enamels display magnificent luster and are nearly flawless. There are only a few tiny contact marks practically unnoticeable to the naked eye; otherwise, the badge is pristine. The details of the wreath and machine-gun are beautifully crisp, practically free of wear. The grey finish along the edge of the shield is fully intact, an unusual case. The silver finish on the reverse is perfect. The screw post is full length, approx. 13 mm, and includes original wartime screw plate marked "ShMZ NKPS". All in all, this is a superb example of the WW2 Machine Gunner's badge!

/See Airapetyan, Breast Badges of the Red Army, 1941-1945, p. 83, fig. 4/.
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