I had presumed like in the case of the Waffen SS, the decals were reversed for foreign volunteer. This dated photo proves that this was not the case.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
"Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."
Happy to see that the photos arouse your interest. I always try to secure clear, detailed images of black uniforms. I have no understanding of pistols,
other than one of the SD uniforms I do own has the kind of hook for the neck closure on one side to support exactly such a belt/holster arrangement. I.e. it is not a normal uniform side
hook, but a smaller one. I should make an image of it sometime.
I assume these two SD men were some kind of crack pistol shots in some competition of early 1936.
Moreover, I am manifestly agnostic about the ins and outs of decals, i.e. the decalcomania mania, and I eschew it here.