Unique and arguably the rarest type of German shooting award. The medal was awarded in 1902 for Colonial troops. While Prussia and Bavaria awarded their own versions, this was a Reich award. There is the normal wreath of oak leaves and crosses rifles with a Hohenzollern crown at the top there also appears the year “1902″. What marks this as different is the background which is khaki with diagonal stripes to match the tunics worn by troops of the colonies.
There is another big difference as we see when we examine the reverse. Typically shooting awards were sewn to the sleeve of a tunic. This badge has a pin which is attached to the dark blue felt. As colonial troops did not wear wool tunics but rather a light weight cotton material because of the heat encountered in China or Africa they were attached by use of the pin.
This badge is in excellent plus condition. We have never encountered such a badge and it would be a splendid addition to a badge collection or possibly even attached to a colonial tunic. This is ultra rare!