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Sturmgewehr.com is transitioning to a pay to post advertising site. This has been a long time coming, after remaining a completely free site for almost 17 years.  Hopefully you have adjusted to, and now enjoy the new format features that were put in place beginning on 1/8/16.  We began the next phase of the new Sturm with commercial level members at the beginning of April, and are now prepared to continue with non-commercial (personal) subscriptions.  

 In the past, we have relied on t-shirt sales, and other promotional items to attempt to offset some of the costs associated with the site, and have personally made up the difference out of pocket.   Since 2004, when we had to transition to a dedicated server and ISP host to accommodate the bandwidth of the site, this has amounted to many tens of thousands of dollars.  We've received some donations from users of this site in the past, and many donations from the extremely supportive members of our sister board, Machinegunboards.com.  We’re quite grateful for all support sent our way over the years.  

Our intent with transitioning to a pay to post format is to offset all costs, and hopefully recover some past deficits.  We don't intend to gouge anyone...Non-commercial subscription rates are about what you’d pay for a normal box of .45 ammo, or maybe a mag dump or two out of your favorite MG.  You will see that the subscription rates are very reasonable, and they are necessary to maintain and upgrade the site going forward.  As a personal site subscriber, you have two rank choices…Sergeant, or Lieutenant.  Sergeant is $15/year, and Lieutenant is $20/year.  The main difference is the ability to directly host images on the site, versus remotely hosting images.   Both personal subscription ranks allow you to post as many ads as needed (within the site guidelines).  Please keep in mind that a personal subscription is appropriate for a hobbyist, or someone who is liquidating their personal collection, but is not appropriate for anyone who sells the same item in large quantities, operates under a business name, is selling for profit, or has an FFL other than C&R.

One note about the rank of Corporal…If you have a Corporal rank currently, it means that you were an existing member of Machinegunboards.com when we uploaded the member database to the new Sturmgewehr.com format on 1/2/16.  As such, you can post non-commercial ads for a year (until 1/8/17) before you will need to upgrade your account.  As a Corporal, you have the same posting abilities as a Sergeant.  You may still feel free to upgrade your account now, if you wish.

Again, your support is very much appreciated.

To choose a personal site subscription, please go to this link:



David and Andy Albert





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Thanks again David and Andy for this venue. This place has been like a 2nd home to me, for many years, and I have enjoyed it thoroughly.

Anyone remember the Wild West days here of 24 hr.board fights with Renae, Dana "The Whale Turd" Reed, Hoodenpile and a few other board characters??? Hell, I even enjoyed that!! How bout it "Savage?"

Sturm has also been my sole source for selling off my entire C-3 collection. My sales success here has been unmatched by any other gun boards ever. I've met some real nice people here and EVERY C-3 deal went off without a hitch! 

That says a lot about the outreach and quality of the people that use this board. It also says a lot about the hosts.

Thanks again all and have a great Memorial Day weekend.


Bob Leyshion, jr.

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The flag is based on your IP address when you first registered on the site,  and is not user configurable, since it is a security feature.  It's also not easily changed through the admin interface.  I have to get my brother to update it through SQL when he has a chance.

David Albert

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