Packaging options available:
Kraft box packaging with a story inside the box
James Arness in Gunsmoke - Marshal Badge story inside the box:
James Arness was born May 26, 1923 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He earned a Purple Heart during World War II when his right leg was peppered with bullets in the battle of Anzio. In 1955, John Wayne recommended Arness for the lead role in Gunsmoke. It was one of the earliest “adult westerns,” centering around the exploits of Marshall Matt Dillon in the frontier town of Dodge City, Kansas in 1873.
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 3/4" H
Back: Bar style pin
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.