Tyrol Shooting Badges

I seem to have accumulated a few of these Tirol-Vorarlberg shooting competition badges over the years. They come in a variety of sizes and metals and signify a number of different things that I will try to explain clearly below.

There is a type that simply has the Tyroler legend and a year on it. These are attendance badges at the event, which ran from 1938 until 1944.

The next type is a larger one and specifies a weapon type, pistol, rifle etc. These are qualification badges in that, if you achieved a certain result in the competition, you would be awarded one. More than one person could achieve that result or better in each qualification.

The large bronze one below indicates that the awardee achieved third place in the competition. Other grades included silver, gold and gold with garland.

They are a little addictive.