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    RZM codes

    hi guys
    quick question, all the rzm factories that produced HJ items from badges to cloth to daggers where from many diff parts of germany, where the items they produced moved all over germany or where items made by factories used in the locality they where based i.e
    m1/102 frank & reif where based in stuttgart so would those badges be used for the youth community in stuttgart and the surrounding areas or would they be sent to a central area and then moved out to where they where needed


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    That's an interesting question...So you are saying one theory might be a "central disctribution hub" that all maufuactured goods were originally sent to, then distributed out.

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    We need somebody here that knows these RZM codes to do an in depth article on them. There are so many unanswered questions. :(

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    It appears that the RZM had retail and wholesale outlets across the country for people to aquire their kit etc the exeption was SA/SS daggers which were sent direct to the group and in turn distributed

    The Reichszeugmeisteri (RZM)
    State Party Oranance supply

    Did withdraw their authorizations from certain companies i assume for shoddy workmanship,

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    the RZM did had stores or outlets across the country.In one of my SA newspapers it has an add for SA clothing,i will make a scan tomorow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gefolgschaft View Post
    We need somebody here that knows these RZM codes to do an in depth article on them. There are so many unanswered questions. :(
    The only good source I know of are the long out of print books by Clyde Davis.I have just one volume which covers metal.If any of you want to hunt for the books: Handbook of RZM Codes Vol1 metal(which I have w/addendum) and Vol 2 cloth.Published by Runic Press Huston,Texas 1975.

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    Guys i have here several lists with RZM codes.

    RZM codes

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    Fishers reference vol 1 has a good section on the RZM

    A quote from it,

    " It is intresting to note how the RZM codes reflect the mentality of the national socalists, As hitler was becoming a living god and icon people and companies were being depersonalized and serialized, Childrens first names had to be chosen from a restrictive and established list ,prisoners were tattooed with numbers and companies lost their cherished names and brand names and simply became an RZM number as far as products produced for the party were concerned

    Intresting stuff.......

    steve

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    I believe that I have a very up to date list of codes and to answer the first question items from one firm to another usually got wide distribution the only caveat to that might be the SA dagger that was mostly distributed within the district made in

    PAUL

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    Hi Paul
    To expand on your answer,

    RZM DIRECTIVE,

    1934-06-01 the RZM does not distribute SA daggers , likewise our retail outlets and wholesalers are not autherized to do so, also they are not available on the open market, They will be forwarded to the individual formations through the supreme SA command,

    1938-06-18 the above order was recinded and retailers holding E1/E12 and wholesalers holdingG1/G12 authority were allowed to stock service daggers,

    steve

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