Heer Schützenschnur

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Heer Schützenschnur

Post by Bosnoljub » 07 Feb 2021 12:36

Could anyone clarify to me early-war information about the Schützenschnur sharpshooting award? (specifically for the Heer)
As an example, qualifications, grades, etc.
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Re: Heer Schützenschnur

Post by von thoma » 11 Feb 2021 22:01

From book 'German Army Uniforms and Insignia' 1933-1945, by Brian Leigh Davis.
A very complete old book.

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Marksmanship lanyards for army were originally introduced by an order 29th June 1936
and were to be worn by all qualifying ranks below that of officer.
They could be worn with the Parade, Reporting, Walking-out and Guard uniform but not on the Greatcoat.
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Re: Heer Schützenschnur

Post by Bosnoljub » 12 Feb 2021 11:12

Thanks for explaining this to me!
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Re: Heer Schützenschnur

Post by Hans1906 » 12 Feb 2021 13:18

Bosnoljub,

I have the Davis book in the german translation "Uniformen und Abzeichen des deutschen Heeres 1933 - 1945".
One of my very first books on this topic, I bought the book in the early 1970s, very recommended !

Link: https://www.zvab.com/buch-suchen/titel/ ... abzeichen/

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Re: Heer Schützenschnur

Post by NavyCdo412 » 14 Feb 2021 23:07

sorry one question: but specifically what a soldier did to have it? He had to shoot? or what?

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Re: Heer Schützenschnur

Post by Hans1906 » 18 Feb 2021 14:07

NavyCdo412,

both the german and english Wikipedia articles are very informative about the german "Schützenschnur":

German: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schützenschnur
English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_Ar ... rksmanship

(So far, probably the best source online, but I am very happy to be taught...)


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Re: Heer Schützenschnur

Post by Bosnoljub » 18 Feb 2021 18:17

NavyCdo412 wrote:
14 Feb 2021 23:07
sorry one question: but specifically what a soldier did to have it? He had to shoot? or what?
Hi Navy, seeing as Hans's answer is relatively inadequate (no offense), I think I can explain it to you.

The Schützenschnur award is for marksmanship. Easy.
If you don't really understand what I'm trying to say, I'm trying to say that it's pretty obvious if you look into it even on just the surface level. It was awarded for proficiency in not missing every single shot. It wasn't to sniper levels or proficiency, however, it just signified that you had precision while shooting. :milwink:
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