Swiss shooting medals...

The country that avoids war and the country that fights but has a hard time winning have been combined. The Swiss made some excellent firearms and the French made some unique and occaisonally inspiring ones.

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Swiss shooting medals...

Postby Guisan » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:33 am



They excist in endless numbers and in lots of variants, anyone collecting these ?

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Postby LoLo25643 » Thu Apr 17, 2008 8:26 pm

My good friend Mastercork has a nice collection of these along with the shooting cards and post cards. They are works of art.
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Postby Niner » Thu Apr 17, 2008 9:38 pm

Who gave the medals? Civilian clubs? The military? Some particular government supported organization?
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Postby Guisan » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:35 am

Well better is who gives them as they are still given in the same way now.

Most are given by the various shooting clubs but at events that are organized nation wide like the yearly Eidgenössisches Feldschiessen or the Eidgenössisches Schützenfest (every 5 years) the medals are issued by the national shooters association SSV (the Swiss NRA).

The next big national event is the May Feldschiessen 2008 and this is what the SSV website says about that...

http://www.fst-ssv.ch/Desktopdefault.aspx/tabid-24/

The new medal is shown there and there are many hundreds of thousands of shooters participating in that event, the posters that are being found allover the country read "The worlds biggest shooting party".

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Postby 24626151 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 12:26 pm

Whilst these arent swiss this gent earnt all of these in his amazing Career, I was at the local military museum and he won these whilst serving and after retiring.

He also had an amazing collection of blazer badges all earnt shooting:



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Postby DuncaninFrance » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:27 pm

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Thanks Guisan

Postby Niner » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:50 pm

So how many medals are issued at each contest? One to the winner? Everyone who shoots over a certain score? Everyone who participates?

24626151, that's quite a collection you have posted in the photos. The man who won them couldn't have had a jacket large enough to attach half of them, but he must have been a pretty good shot, at least well practised.
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Postby 24626151 » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:12 am

I think his shooting career was 60 years from just before WW2 to the mid 1980's at least. His mum must have been good at sewing and he would have had a great collection of team Blazers for all those badges.
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Re: Swiss shooting medals...

Postby Karl/Pa. » Thu Feb 03, 2011 9:17 am

While the medals are indeed personal property, there comes a time when collections of this size need to be shared with the world. These represent quite a lot of excellent shooting.
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