Range Target Balls
Range balls are often called "gallery balls," as it is assumed that they were used in a shooting gallery. All of the balls on this page are likely English. Traveling shooting galleries, as with a circus or a carnival, were particularly common in England in the late 1800s.
These balls likely were placed on moving targets, or simply put on wood pegs.
The embossed balls (5-9) are quite rare, are found in attractive colors, and generally are of very thick glass. No one has been able to tell me what companies the letters identify.
These gallery/range balls generally are 1 to 1 ½ inches in diameter. I doubt if ball No. 2 is a target ball. Ball No. 10 also comes in a larger, standard-size ball.