David Albert

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  1. transferable m16

    Please post photos, or links to photos. You have the access to post photos directly on the site. The price of this item should drive a lot of buyer caution without photos, and further explanation/proof of the F3. That, and you are a newly registered seller. You will want to provide more information to any potential buyers who could legitimately be wary of this ad. Please post more information about the item for sale, its status, and your business. Thanks, David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  2. Hi Dave! Chris Shambarger here, are you interested in a pair of like new barrels in 30 Mauser and a magazine marked 30 mauser, marked by BSA. The barrels are threaded for a Thompson. A gentleman I met from Facebook is selling them for a widow of a deceased former class 3 dealer

    1. David Albert

      David Albert

      Hi Chris,

      Thanks, but I'm not interested.  I would suggest posting them on the Machinegunboards.com Thompson board, and mention that you ran it by me before you posted the items for sale.

      I appreciate you offering them to me.

      David Albert

  3. Is the subguns boards down

    Toad, R.L. et al, Thank you for your kind words, and also your honest opinions. Toad...Andy and I miss you, too. The old Astrohall shows were great, as were the various Austin and E. TX shoots. It's been a long time! As many say, "Those were the good old days!" I'll just say that with a change from an anonymous posting system (no login), which both Subguns and Sturm used to have, that some folks just don't like logging in to comment. That's fine, but we had to make the change. The old software was no longer supported, and presented too much risk. I'm open to making any changes to the discussion boards that may be beneficial to the site. Sturm has always focused on the market board side of things, and the discussion boards have been secondary. Subguns has been the opposite. Their discussion boards thrived, and market boards were secondary. We'll see how it all turns out. I'd like to see both entities remain successful. If you really like serious, collector discussion, I suggest also giving Machinegunboards.com a try. Thanks! David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  4. Less than ethical seller/ member list?

    The discussion boards are the correct place to discuss this. Anyone here can see both sides of the story, if both sides participate, as they are doing here. Since Sturm is a bulletin board where ads are posted, but any transactions are conducted outside of the site, a true feedback mechanism is not really feasible. The discussion boards can be used to provide specific feedback in a factual manner. No one should flame a seller in follow-up posts to their ads on this site. I would potentially be interested in a recommended dealer's list, but the truth is, I just don't have the time to manage such an effort currently. Though I am open to ideas... Here are some things I would suggest considering when making a high dollar firearm purchase. These can all be agreed upon prior to shipment. Is the seller insured throughout the entire transaction to the customer - In other words, if there is a problem in shipment, does the seller own the issue? If a customer asks a dealer to ship on the customer's account for preference of carrier, or cost, does the customer own the transaction when the package is handed off to the carrier by the dealer? What type of box will be used for shipping? How is the firearm packaged inside the box? How is the box sealed? These are things I would consider, among others, if a recommended dealer list were established. It would be an extremely high bar that almost all dealers would not meet, in my opinion. For that reason, it is good to know the answers to the questions above, among other questions, in case there is a problem. David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  5. I realized I had not updated this list since late 2017. I just updated it. Thanks! David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  6. Is the subguns boards down

    Right now, if you go to Subguns, you get this... I wish Frank the best, and hope the Subguns downtime is temporary. The following is speculative on my part, but I do know a bit about how Subguns' website runs. For a few years, around the turn of the century, we hosted it on our server, and the URL used to redirect you to our Biggerhammer site. Those who remember way back, there was a period of time when if you typed in 'Subguns.com" it would automatically redirect you to "subguns.biggerhammer.net." Sturm and Subguns were run on the same type of software, circa 1999. That software stopped having any support after about 2002. I believe that Subguns had some custom updates made to it after that, but the discussion forum still ran on what is essentially 1990's software until it was taken down recently. Perhaps they have figured out a way to migrate any archived content. That would be awesome, but I also know that would be difficult to translate into a new format, and there are no member logins, so assigning any posts to existing members on another platform would be at least a partially manual process. Think about how you typed in your name every time you logged onto Subguns, or the old Sturm. There were no member accounts. Think 1990's...As such, the software today could be easily corrupted, damaged unintentionally, or potentially messed with. That was the main reason we made the decision to go to the new forum software for Sturm in 2016. That, and we wanted regular support, instead of selling t-shirts and other efforts that never fully funded the site, and pulled many monthly dollars from my wallet for over 12 years. We'll see what happens. Maybe they will be down for a couple of weeks, and then return to service. There's a long history of behind the scenes cooperation between the two sites, the extent of which is really only known or acknowledged by the principle folks who used to be involved. No Subguns mods are fully aware of what I'm talking about. Frank has also been very friendly to Sturm, and I hope that he works through any IT issues that may be contributing to the current Subguns downtime. In the meantime, please feel free to post on the discussion boards here, or if you are a serious collector, post on Machinegunboards.com. David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  7. Hi Dave,

    ………..This is Bob Hurley from KCR, it's been awhile since I've seen you....> Hope you are well;>   .…..Do you know what happened to SUBGUNS.COM, and John Baum's old Salt6 site, MG42/34 site?

    If anyone might know of the difficulties of operating these sites, it would be you.....Thanks, and TY for having both this &MGboards site for us.....Bob Hurley

    1. David Albert

      David Albert

      Hi Bob,

      I have heard of John Baum's site, though I never posted there.  I believe I heard it shut down.

      As far as the Subguns site, I can only make an educated guess, based on what I know about the software behind it, and from the message that is displayed when you try to go there.  Based on the message, they may be archiving the old material into a new format.  That would not be an easy task.  Subguns has had some custom modifications, however it still operates on the same base software that Sturm operated on from 1999 to 2016.  It's old software that has been unsupported by its originator since about 2002.  As such, it could be easily corrupted or potentially messed with.  That is the main reason we migrated to the newer software in 2016 that Sturm is currently run on.

      I should be at the Creek in October, and hopefully I'll see you there.  I know it's been a while since we've crossed paths.

      Hope all is well with you, too!

      David

  8. I have an original U.S. War Department manual for sale titled, "FM 23-35, Automatic Pistol, Caliber .45, M1911 and M1911A1," dated April 30, 1940, for $35, plus $2.75 Media Mail shipping. This also includes a separate, 2-page supplement (C1) inserted inside the manual. The manual itself is 96 pages long. This manual is in almost fine condition, with a pencil scribble on the front cover, and light handling marks. The covers are crisp. This is a really nice example of this manual, and it covers all the basics about operating and maintaining the pistol. If you were one of the lucky ones to recently purchase an M1911A1 from the CMP, this would be a great collectible accessory to add to your pistol. Here are a couple of photos. Anyway, the manual is $35, plus $2.75 Media Mail shipping, and if you are in Ohio I must collect your local sales tax. You can pay by PayPal, or by check. Please reply to the thread if interested, or you can PM me, or send an email to my address below. Thanks! David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  9. WTS/HK 770/FN PS90

    Please post your prices within the ad. David Albert
  10. How do I delete an account?

    Please send me the account name information. Accounts do not auto-renew and charge an account, however they will auto-generate a renewal invoice with the option to renew. Thanks! David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  11. WTS: L1A1/STG-58 Parts, $450

    I still have this available, if anyone is interested. David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  12. I have a friend who is looking for a registered MP40 tube. (Tube only) If anyone here has one for sale, please contact me, and I will put you in touch with my friend, the potential buyer. Thanks! David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  13. Some Sturm Swag from the past

    These items may be purchased at the following link: http://www.sturmgewehr.com/forums/index.php?/store/ Thanks! David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  14. One of my ads was deleted?

    Don, I have temporarily restored your ad for you to update with a price, but a price is required per the following guideline: - All posts should contain the price of the item being sold within the ad text – placing the price in the title is optional. Thanks! David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com
  15. F/T:Colt 1921 Thompson 4 digit SN

    I have unhidden this post so that the owner may update the ad with a price. Thanks, David Albert dalbert@sturmgewehr.com