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I.Deutsches Bundesschiessen Medaille Für Zimmerschützen

1st Stuttgart Indoor Shooting Festival Commemorative Medal

I.Deutsches Bundesschiessen Medaille Für Zimmerschützen was issued to commemorate First Indoor Shooting Festival held in Stuttgart between June 01-09, 1929.

An obverse shows a Republican eagle facing left with a round target superimposed on its chest. The composition is circumscribed in capital letters “1st German Federal Shooting Festival” (“I.Deutsches Bundesschiessen”) – on top and “For Indoor Shooting” (“Für Zimmerschützen”) – at the bottom. Those inscriptions are separated by two dots on both sides.

A reverse is divided into two parts by a thin raised horizontal strip. Upper part averaging three fourth of the whole backside shows southern wing of the Stuttgart central railway station (Hauptbahnhof Stuttgart) that was constructed in 1914-1928, with an interruption during the Great War. Minor lower part bears a horizontal inscription in capital letters “Stuttgart” and dates of the shooting festival “June 01-09, 1929” (“1-9.Juni 1929.”) running in semi-circle at the very bottom. Hallmark of the manufacturer, “M & W Stuttg.” is situated at the right of the dividing strip, and the edge bears “950” silver hallmark.

1st Stuttgart Indoor Shooting Festival Commemorative Medal was worn suspended from a thin horizontal bar that had a decorative wide ring decorated with images of three oak leaves. Double folded narrow silk ribbon running through that ring symbolized colors of Stuttgart, viz. black and yellow horizontal stripes. The medal was attached to jacket by means of a pin and catching hook soldered to the reverse.

I.Deutsches Bundesschiessen Medaille Für Zimmerschützen measuring 40,5 mm in diameter and weighing 33,3 g was manufactured of 950 silver at the “Stuttgarter Metallwarenfabrik Wilh.Mayer und Frz.Wilhelm”.

1st Stuttgart Indoor Shooting Festival Commemorative Medal