"Diana" Waffen- u. Munitions-Vertrieb G.m.b.H. in Danzig


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I search information about firm “Diana” Waffen- u. Munitions-Vertrieb G.m.b.H. in Danzig (Gdańsk) existing in years c. 1927-1942. At first was situated at street Kasschubischer Markt 17/20, from year c. 1933 at Wallgasse 15a, during IIWW at Schäferei 12/14.

Question is related with this theme on forum: “RWS-Geco Relationship prior to WWIIhttp://iaaforum.org/forum3/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=8565&hilit=danzig and article on http://www.patronensammler.de/Die Patronenladestation der RWS - Geco in Danzig von 1930 - 1940” von Rudi KEIM/RUAG-Archiv

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Time to making post better attractive ;)

First: polish reklame (because firm was founded by polish citizens)

second: from Danzinger Adressbuchse (because was registred in Gdańsk/Danzig)


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The word “Vertrieb” (distributor) in the company name means trading in guns and ammunition, not manufacture (Fabrik). It seems to me that article 5 prohibited manufacture, not trading.
From the English wording of article 5 (munitions, not ammunition) one would assume that it was aimed at military equipment, not hunting. But this is open to debate. Hunting bullet manufacturer Brenneke was in the early sixties forced to leave West Berlin because East German authorities looked at them as military manufacturer and prevented any transport of hunting bullets to West Germany.