Machine Gun Memorabilia – Volume 5, Number 4
(Left) Pre World War II U.S. Army 1st Cavalry Armored Tank Corps Division with red horse’s head and red stripe on yellow shield designating the Machine Gun Squadron within the 1st Cavalry, 1st Brigade. (Right) Pre World War II U.S. Army 1st Cavalry armored Tanks Corps Division with Blue horse’s head and red stripe on yellow shield designating the Machine Gun Squadron within the 1st Cavalry, 2nd Brigade. Both patches about 5 inches tall and is of the old Pre WWII wool style with rare weave cloth white backing.
Norwegian submachine gun marksmanship badge. Finnish Suomi M31 submachine gun to center superimposed over a wreath with the Norwegian royal crown to top. 1950s era. Maker marked to rear Sporrong & Co Stockholm. Pin back. Truly an ‘international’ item. A Norwegian badge made in Sweden with a Finnish submachine gun.
World War I Canadian veteran’s blazer jacket crest for the First Battalion Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Large embroidered insignia of the King’s crown over crossed Vickers with ‘First Batt.’ over ‘CMGC’ below all on a green felt maple leaf. Approximately 5x6 inches.
South African Natal Police Maxim gunner’s arm badge. Natal rebellion era, pre World War I. Pin back with hand engraved King’s crown.