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Sutherland Highland Rifle Volunteers shooting medal - Robert Mackay 1892
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Sutherland Highland Rifle Volunteers shooting medal - Robert Mackay 1892

Ornate and heavy silver medal (a) roughly in the shape of a shield with scrolls of foliage at the sides and surmounted by a crown. In the centre is a smaller shield engraved B COY DORNOCH SHRV WEEKLY COMPETITION, and below that 1892 in a scroll. The reverse is engraved PRESENTED BY Capt Mackintosh Won by C Sergt R Mackay 7 SHOTS AT 200, 500 & 600 YDS SCORES 94. 95. 97. 94. 96. 100. 99. 92. 93. 94. Stamped with the maker's mark H.B and hallmarks anchor, S, lion (Birmingham 1892/93) The medal has a ring at the top which fits over a hook in the presentation box (b), which is covered in maroon paper with a gold border stamped on the top. The base and lid of the box are lined with red satin - very faded except underneath the medal.
Part of the Robert Mackay collection.
Picture added on 24 April 2008
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