After many years of looking, I managed to find an authentic WWII German Sniper Patch. You may recognize this as Lowlight's Avatar image. These are among the rarest of all insignia from WWII and were awarded but generally never worn on uniforms due to the fact that anyone captured wearing one of these on the Eastern Front (where most all were awarded) was immediately executed by the Soviets. They were awarded for 20, 40, and 60 confirmed enemy kills with the only difference between them being a silver border on the 40 kill patch and a gold border on the 60 kill patch. This one is the basic grade patch for 20 kills but is in excellent condition and came to me from Austria where many German snipers were recruited from the ranks of the hunt and game clubs there and in Bavaria as well. As a collector of WWII militaria, I just thought I would share a pic of it with you military history buffs out there. (Previously posted in Bear Pit but since it is an image moved it to here). regards.