David Albert

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  1. Please edit your ad so that it does not lead with the "I want to buy" statement.  This is confusing to potential buyers, as it appears you are selling.  You may post a WTB ad on the WTB board, or you could make it more intuitive by incorporating the general WTB statement into your signature line at the end of the ad.

    Thanks,

    David Albert

    dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

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  2. 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

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  3. 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

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  4. 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

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  5. Right now, if you go to Subguns, you get this...

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    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

     

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  6. 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. 

     

    FM_23-35.jpgFM_23-35_Inside.jpg

     

    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


  7. 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


  8. I have the following parts for sale that are partly L1A1, and partly STG-58.  I believe that everything pictured from the barrel and up is STG-58, and everything below is L1A1.  You will get everything pictured below for $450, plus USPS shipping to your address.  

    A few notes:

    The barrel bore looks good, and the barrel has a "63" on it.

    The front sight post is bare - It does not have any sight or spring parts in it.

    The bolt is marked "UE A 92874 *" and "S180 58 (Broad Arrow) D960-2104"

    The bolt carrier is marked "(Broad Arrow) B60 960-2107" and "UE A 92874"

    The piston rod is marked "D 77 (Broad Arrow)"

    The plunger assembly is marked with a "2" and a highly serifed "f"

    In the bag under the flash hider, there are 2 parts...a small washer, and a pin, which I believe go with it.

    In the bag under the cocking handle, there are 2 parts...a pin, and a locking device that fits into the cocking handle slide assembly.

    The rear sight is marked in Yards, and I can get the sight to fold down, but I can't seem to move it for elevation yardage.

    The front slide swivel assembly is marked with a Broad Arrow on one side, and "908 3098" on the other.

    The gas regulator "goes to 11" (LOL!)

    The lower contains the trigger assembly internal parts, and the recoil spring assembly, and is marked "UE 66" and A139654"

    The selector is marked "C21693" and has a Broad Arrow.

    The trigger is marked with a Broad Arrow, and "B58"

    I hand selected these L1A1 parts in the early 1990's, but didn't end up building an L1A1.  The buttstock and hand guards are in much better condition than any I have seen online currently.  

    These are sold as spare parts only...this not a complete parts set to build a rifle. There is no firearm receiver included.

    Payment can be made by money order, or via a popular online payment method.  

    Your purchase helps directly support this website.

    Thanks!

    David Albert
    dalbert@sturmgewehr.com

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  9. Khrut27Gg,

    4.6MB is too large of an image to upload, and the system will automatically reject it.  It's many times larger than is necessary to nicely display a photo on a computer screen, and it would serve up very slowly.  You know, like when you see the top of an image begin to download, but you give up wanting to wait to see it, because it takes much too long to download?  The system is trying to prevent that.  Please keep in mind that your audience has limited cellular or wifi bandwidth.  If your photo were 100KB, instead of 4.6MB (about 46 times smaller), it would serve up very quickly, and almost no one would notice the difference in size or quality.  You should at least reduce the size of the image you are attempting to upload by 50% or more.  Resizing can be performed in Photoshop, or by using an app like iResize on a MAC.  That's the app that I use.  They can also be reduced if you have a phone, and forward the images to your own e-mail address.  Depending upon your e-mail program, most of them automatically ask you how large of an image you want to send, usually presenting 3 or 4 size choices to enable more speedy and efficient processing. 

    David Albert
    dalbert@sturmgewehr.com


  10. 4.6MB is too large of an image to upload, and the system will automatically reject it.  It's many times larger than is necessary to nicely display a photo on a computer screen, and it would serve up very slowly.  You know, like when you see the top of an image begin to download, but you give up wanting to wait to see it, because it takes much too long to download?  The system is trying to prevent that.  Please keep in mind that your audience has limited cellular or wifi bandwidth.  If your photo were 100KB, instead of 4.6MB (about 46 times smaller), it would serve up very quickly, and almost no one would notice the difference in size or quality.  You should at least reduce the size of the image you are attempting to upload by 50% or more.  Resizing can be performed in Photoshop, or by using an app like iResize on a MAC.  That's the app that I use.  They can also be reduced if you have a phone, and forward the images to your own e-mail address.  Depending upon your e-mail program, most of them automatically ask you how large of an image you want to send, usually presenting 3 or 4 size choices to enable more speedy and efficient processing.  

    David Albert
    dalbert@sturmgewehr.com


  11. Hi Steve,

    You realize that we transitioned to a pay site, correct?  You were provided a free year of posting ads when we transitioned to the new format in 2016, because you were an existing member on Machinegunboards.com.  Your current rank of Corporal indicates you transitioned from Machinegunboards.com, but didn't purchase a rank subscription with market ad posting privileges when the free year was up.  If you have attempted to post ads here, they were not rejected because of a ban...You just haven't subscribed.  

    David Albert
    dalbert@sturmgewehr.com