BAILEY BANKS & BIDDLE CO. PERIOD RE-RIBBON DRAPE TESTED UV NEGATIVE AS SHOWN. The Short Range Battle Practice Medal was awarded to Naval Academy midshipmen for excellence in gunnery during their second class summer cruises and could only be worn while a midshipman. Issued from 1934 through 1943, the last class received their medals for their summer cruise in 1940. Between 500-600 medals were struck. Making it one of the rarest U. Similar design and shape as the Navy Expert Qualification Medals. With the top circle bearing a large letter “E” surrounded by 13 five-pointed stars. The bottom circle has the customary roped edge and contains a Battleship at full steam, firing its great guns, and is inscribed “UNITED STATES NAVY” along the bottom circumference. The reverse is blank as on other such marksmanship medals, leaving room for the name of the recipient. Ribbon drape of dark-blue 1-3/8 inch wide, with five narrow 3/32 inch, yellow stripes, 9/32 inch from each other and from the edges. Please let me know if there’s anything else I can do for you! The item “NAVY GREAT GUNS MEDAL SHORT RANGE BATTLE PRACTICE 1934-1943 NAVAL ACADEMY BB&B” is in sale since Tuesday, June 30, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\United States\Medals & Ribbons”. The seller is “medal_mulisha_store” and is located in Los Angeles, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.