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Badge for Excellent Artillery Readiness, unnumbered, circa 1940-1941.

Brass, enamels; measures 37.9 mm in height, 37.8 mm in width. Two-piece flat back construction. Unlike the earlier issues, the badge lacks a serial number which seems to indicate that it was awarded early during WW2, most likely in 1940-41. There are some other differences with the earlier badges such as much thicker screw post (approx. 3.4 mm in diameter).

In outstanding, excellent condition. The enamel on the star is exceptionally well preserved, free of any visible wear and shows very attractive luster. The black enamel in the letters is likewise perfect. The

Brass, enamels; measures 37.9 mm in height, 37.8 mm in width. Two-piece flat back construction. Unlike the earlier issues, the badge lacks a serial number which seems to indicate that it was awarded early during WW2, most likely in 1940-41. There are some other differences with the earlier badges such as much thicker screw post (approx. 3.4 mm in diameter).

In outstanding, excellent condition. The enamel on the star is exceptionally well preserved, free of any visible wear and shows very attractive luster. The black enamel in the letters is likewise perfect. The dark finish on the binoculars and cannon is pristine, and their details are perfect. The original gold plating on the background is likewise perfectly preserved on both sides of the badge. The screw post is over 16 mm long, has not been reduced. Comes with a perfectly fitting screw plate of early post-war vintage maker-marked "ShMZ MPS Factory".

This version of the artillery proficiency award was established in 1936 and manufactured only until the beginning of the Patriotic War in 1941. Unlike the similar badge For Excellent Artillery Readiness, the badge didn't have a distinct post-war equivalent.

/Avers 8, p. 426, fig. 2015l; Borisov, Badges of the Soviet Armed Forces, fig. 57/
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