This 1937 pattern badge is a die struck bronze award in the form of a vertical oval oak leaf wreath with a bow and mobile swastika at its base. The beautiful badge features highly stylized cut-out letters "DRL." On the reverse of the badge is a vertical pin-back device, hinged at its top and a catch on the bottom. Although the pin has some slight bending, it is fully functional and clamps properly.
The reverse of the badge has the embossed manufacturer's mark, "Ernst Müller, Pforzheim" (rare maker) on one side and the DRGM number 35269 on the opposite side. The obverse gold wash is in fantastic shape and the detailing remains crisp and well defined. The reverse appears a little more worn, but doesn't detract from the overall appearance. A fine example of this variant badge from one of the harder to find makers!