Soviet M1948 Excellent MVD Militiaman's Badge - For Sale
Soviet M1948 Excellent MVD Militiaman's Badge
A jeweler quality oval badge with gold gilt, silver and enamel. The hammer and cycle are gold gilt and sword blade silver. A flanking, red enamel banner bears a central frame with the initials MVD. This is the M1948 or type 2 version of a badge first issued in 1946 after the the Militia was split from the NKVD. The back is silver with a raised oval panel and a screw post in the center. The back bears a serial number of issue. The screw plate is mint marked. In very good condition with slight damage to the enamel in the upper right facing banner. Badge is 1,75" x 1". Presented in a black plush box with silver metal trim .