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Sturm Letters

Post by d findley » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:28 am

Keep looking! Good stuff still being found. With a lot of help from my friends a package of Sturm correspondence came yesterday. Here are a couple of letters written to Alexander Sturm's neighbor.

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Re: Sturm Letters

Post by Watertender » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:12 am

Interesting! Alexander Sturm certainly had a graphic way with words. To think that 8 months from the day he writes about his wife killing a cockroach with Chanel #5 is the day he dies.... Wow!!
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Re: Sturm Letters

Post by flattop44 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:35 am

GREAT stuff, nothing less can be expected from our ROCS Historian!! :)

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Re: Sturm Letters

Post by LIBERTY FOREVER » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:13 pm

Don, its amazing your still pulling in these incredible historical items in with contacts near and far. I cant thank you enough for sharing them with us all. May I suggest you keep an electronic file (post release) with the additional items in the event you decide to release an addendum.
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Post by gunman42782 » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:36 pm

Just amazing! Thanks for posting that.
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Post by 67stingray » Thu Nov 28, 2019 6:52 pm

Don, you never cease to amaze me with these items. Thanks for sharing them with us.
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Re: Sturm Letters

Post by dkdeuel » Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:43 pm

Very interesting and neat stuff! As a student of history, I find original sources very interesting and entertaining. Please keep posting as you discover more.

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Re: Sturm Letters

Post by Rugerologist » Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:53 am


After comparing these handwritings against the signed and personalized From Ambush to ZigZag I do believe that your assumptions about it being authentic are correct. His style and use of the pen are quite unique then and now. Letters like these would be instrumental to handwriting analysts when verifying the authenticity of other Alex Sturm documents that are surely out there.

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Re: Sturm Letters

Post by Brass Frame » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:13 pm

Don, as several ROCS members before me have stated, your library of original memorabilia is unique among Ruger collectors!!
Your contacts are far and wide and I truly applaud you for sharing the documents that you bring to all of us. They are all rich in information and a snapshot of the company during it's early years. Thanks Don for sharing. Brass Frame/Lee E

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Re: Sturm Letters

Post by RocDoc » Wed Dec 04, 2019 9:59 pm

Seems like a lot of material for a new book Don!

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