Army Rifle Qualification Bar
Attachment for Marksman, Sharpshooter or Expert Qualification Badge.
Weapons qualification bars: Originally of sterling silver these bars of white metal have rings at the top for attaching to the Expert, Sharpshooter and Marksmanship qualification badge or to the last previously earned bar. Qualification Bars: Bars with the following inscriptions are currently authorized for display on the badges:
Rifle, Machine Gun, Submachine Gun, Rocket Launcher,
Small Bore Pistol, Pistol, Field Artillery, Grenade,
Mortar, Missile, AA Artillery, Tank Weapons,
Carbine, Bayonet, Aeroweapons, Auto Rifle,
Flamethrower, Recoilless Rifle, Small Bore Rifle
Inscription formerly authorized on qualification bars:
1941 Deleted Sword, added Small Bore Rifle, Small Bore Pistol, Submachine Gun, Small Bore MG.
1944 Added Carbine, Antitank, 81mm Mortar, 60 mm Mortar, TD 75mm, TD 57mm, TD 3 inch
1948 Added Recoilless Rifle, Mortar. Deleted Pistol D, Pistol M, Mines, C.W.S. Weapons, Aerial Gunner, Aerial bomber, Small Bore MG, Antitank, 81mm Mortar, 60mm Mortar, TD (all types)
1951 Added Submarine Mines
1972 Added Aeroweapons
Prior to 1951 regulation, the titles of the badges were Marksman and 2d Class Gunner; Sharpshooter and First Class Gunner and Expert.