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Title National Rifle Association bronze medal, cased
Nationality British
Period c 1871-1901
Price £25.00

Embossed 'RECRUIT' on the reverse under NRA, these medals, I suspect, were given to new recruits in the volunteer rifle regiments raised in the 1860s on completion of a musketry course.

The box is a dark maroon leatherette finish, with a small tear to the corner by the hinge. The imperial crown with the letters VR below are gold blocked to the silk lining of the lid, with 'BY APPOINTMENT // ELKINGTON & Co', the makers, below that. The use of the imperial crown suggests a post-1871 date, when Queen Victoria received this crown from the princes of India (at Disraeli's request) when they elected her Empress of India.

The medal measures 33mm and is in virtually EF condition.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.

[Militaria : Medals : British : 19th Century]


The day the blunderbuss arrives I could not stop looking and feeling the gun for at least one hour. My wife told me that I was sick........ I am very happy, it is a piece of craftsmanship! Well made! I have 5 blunderbusses but all iron barrel, also from England but this one is gorgeous with the Brass Barrel.

Please keep me informed when you have any other type of blunderbuss. Thanks my friend!

M R, USA, 04.08.2011

Many thanks, badge was awaiting my return today. Pleasure dealing with you again. I'll be back again.

P B, UK, 20.02.2008