Three packaging options are available:
1 - No packaging
2 - Hang card packaging
3 - Kraft box packaging with a story inside the box
US Marshal Durango Badge story inside the box:
William ( Big Bill) Thompson stood 6'4"tall, but that didn't help him when he got into a gunfight with Jesse Stansel, the Town Marshal of Durango. Thompson was closing down gambling halls under the Governor's orders. Marshal Stansel objected, and the two emptied their guns at each other. Sheriff Thompson died from four bullet wounds. After it was discovered that one of Thompson's wounds was to his back, the Marshal was arrested for murder. Before the trial could take place, Sheriff Thompson's clothing, which was the vital evidence to prove the murder charge, was burned by the undertaker. As a result, Stansel was acquitted and very soon after he moved to Texas.
Each high quality Old West replica badge is crafted out of brass and steel. They are double-stamped then silver plated. Next, each Old West replica badge is individually hand finished for a unique antique look.
Size: approx. 2" H
Back: Bar style pin
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What is on the back of the badge?
All of our western badges have a lightweight bar style pin that is attached vertically.
Can I get a discount by purchasing multiple badges?
Yes, we offer quantity discounts! Discounts are listed near the ADD TO CART button. You can mix and match badge styles to reach discount levels.
I'd like to request a special finish or plating. Is that possible?
No, all finishes/platings are done at the factory level and it is not possible for us to change it. We cannot make antique badges shiny or vise versa.
Can I customize any badge?
No, the way you see the badge in the picture is how the badge is and it cannot be changed. We do offer a line of badges that are blank for customization. These badges can be engraved with your personal text or images in the designated engraving areas only.
What is “Double-Stamped” Brass?
A badge that is stamped out of brass first has a mold or die created for each side of the design. Next a block of brass is placed between the molds and the design is "double stamped" simultaneously on both sides using many tons of pressure. This process pushes and presses the brass up and out to form the badge.
Why Brass instead of Pewter?
Brass is stronger and more durable than pewter. Brass is an alloy metal of copper and zinc. Pewter is an alloy metal of primarily tin. Tin is a relatively soft metal and because of this pewter can scratch and bend easily.