Date Instituted

20 August 1944


Awarded to soldiers serving as snipers.

Number Awarded


Estimated price (2009)

1st Class - €2.500
2nd Class - €1.500
3rd Class - €1.000


Awarded in three classes: 3rd, 2nd and 1st Class (for 20, 40 and 60 kills respectively)

These badges were most likely never awarded, only mentioned in the recipients soldbuch.

Photo courtesy of Boris

Sources used

Christopher Ailsby - World War 2 German medals and political awards
John R. Angolia - For Führer and Fatherland: Military awards of the Third Reich
David Littlejohn - Orders, decorations, medals and badges of the Third Reich
Detlev Niemann - Price Guide Germany 1871-1945 (2009)