David Albert

Welcome to the New Sturmgewehr.com Forums!

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For the first 16 1/2 years after launching Sturmgewehr.com in June, 1999, the website looked almost exactly the same.  Except for the 3 different website icons, and some minor background software updates that were available while the legacy software remained supported, the site appeared the same as it did on the first day it was launched.  We kept the old format much longer than expected.

Sturmgewehr.com was founded to carry on the tradition of the FJ Vollmer site - to provide a place for folks to buy/sell/talk about guns in a lively but friendly atmosphere.  The internet has changed a bit since those days, so everybody has had to become a little more hardened and cautious, but we remember our roots.  We want to return to them as much as we can, leveraging powerful new capability that a board software like this one can provide.  Sturm launched immediately upon the closure of the Vollmer site, and it remains extremely well known in the firearm community, and ubiquitous to the NFA community.

We hope you will like and explore the new capabilities.  Many of you may already be familiar with this type of format, particularly if you are a member of our sister board, Machinegunboards.com.  MGBoard members will be able to log in to Sturm using their existing credentials.

There's more to come in the transition, but the immediate change you will notice is that it's easier to post with pictures, and that you must use a member login to post.  If you stopped frequenting Sturmgewehr.com in the past, we hope you will take a fresh look.  It looks a little different, but we are confident that in short time, it will become a welcomed change.

New and easier rules have been posted.  We now have one advertising banner that will be available for up to 5 Admiral level supporters.  This is necessary to help support the site.  

As the new board progresses, we will post updates, and tutorials that will help everyone become more familiar with the additional features.  

Welcome to the New Sturmgewehr.com Forums!

Andy and David Albert


National Rifle Association
Past President, The American Thompson Association
American Society of Arms Collectors
Ohio Gun Collectors Association
Thompson Collectors Association
Carbine Club
Garand Collectors Association
International Ammunition Association
Contributing Writer, Small Arms Review Magazine
Co-Author, "Thompson Manuals, Catalogs, & Other Paper Items" Collector Guide
One of the "Other Authors" of "The Ultimate Thompson Book," by Tracie L. Hill
Eagle Scout, and Member of NESA

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Congrats on the new forum.  Long time user, I had pretty much given up on Sturm due to the proliferation of scammers and competition from other boards that had more features. ( feedback being a big one. )   I gladly welcome the  needed change.  Plus, smileys!  :D

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Thanks - just wondering if posting with price is a viewing option or do you have to drill down on each post?

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49 minutes ago, m4fun said:

Thanks - just wondering if posting with price is a viewing option or do you have to drill down on each post?

Sellers have the option of posting a price in the subject line (sometimes it is not practical if you are listing multiple items). In general I would encourage sellers to do what they think would make their listing more successful, when it comes to listing their price. We do however ask that all items be priced within the post (regardless of whether it was listed in the subject).

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Posted (edited)

Maybe I missed it but can you preview your post  before submitting it and will you be able to delete your add once its sold?  

Thanks

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2 hours ago, Dean L said:

Maybe I missed it but can you preview your post  before submitting it and will you be able to delete your add once its sold?  

Thanks

We ask that sellers not delete ads (they can't actually), but instead to mark items as sold within the ad. We will age the ads and eventually delete them ourselves. There is no preview functionality currently, however should you notice something that needs to be adjusted in your post, you are more than welcome to edit it. 

While getting used to the forum, I would suggest posting a test post in the test section, to make sure the software is behaving as your would expect it to.

Thanks.

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I really like the new format!!! :D

Tony

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I like the new change.

 

Looks like Tony has a new site to run up his post count on.

 

Top Poster = AGG  :P

 

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20 hours ago, HK556WI said:

I like the new change.

 

Looks like Tony has a new site to run up his post count on.

 

Top Poster = AGG  :P

 

Negative!!! :D

Tony

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2 hours ago, AGG said:

Negative!!! :D

Tony

Well I'm taking a screenshot just to preserve this moment for posterity - the one day in the history of NFA sites I was ahead of Tony in post count xDB|:x:D

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20 hours ago, nuge said:

Well I'm taking a screenshot just to preserve this moment for posterity - the one day in the history of NFA sites I was ahead of Tony in post count xDB|:x:D

Give me time!!! :D

Tony

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The new site looks great!

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why cant we delete our 'TESTs.?'

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This is easier to use and I was on the old board a dozen years at least..

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View often, just signed up. Looks good.

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