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Mods- please cut and past this to your forums and keep it active for the month of June. We have received news that several small sponsors and that MGS will not be renewing thier sponsorhip this July. Financial pressures on the little guys and MGS recently changed owners and they have suspended all ads until they can geta review of the business. So..... we need to enlist the membership so we do not have a shortfall this later half of the year in case thier are any others.
We have several sponsors that are late in paying and who knows what the future holds there. No paypal anymore- they are frezzing accounts associated with gun sites Im told.

Well the time has unfortunately come again that we must ask our members and supporters, readers and patrons to help support the website in these difficult economic times. The tough economy and restricted budgets has forced many of our home page sponsors to drop their sponsorship and even some larger entities that have been with us for years and have changed owners, have tightened budgets and decided to suspend their sponsorship benefits that affords them. While they may be back in the future its our responsibility to be prepared and ready to meet the challenges that face us in the years ahead. Our last fund raising effort was two years ago in 2010. We find today that in order to be prepared, that we must ask for the memberships support once again to assure we stay ahead of the curve in the event that we should require it. The fiscal trends over the past 12-18 months has not been a good one and we need to be strong and ready for the next 24 months to come -what ever it may bring. Gunboards has grown- 4 fold over the past 4 years. Our membership has more than doubled and our usage and costs has escalated at the same pace. Gunboards and all its forums now receives over 2.47 million page views per month. Adding in Jan C Still's Luger forums and we now exceed 3 million page views per month on a regular basis. With that usage comes a cost. Our data transmissions have also have risen, thus- you got it-creating higher operating costs.
4 years ago we faced a serious cross roads when we had a catastrophic system failure. Rebuild and be capable of expanding our abilities as we need to seamlessly or quit. We asked for your help and planned for that eventuality to expand and it has served us well. We have doubled our equipment in the past 2 years and our ability to maintain the quality of service you demand at the same time. We've expanded the features we offer to members such as mobile apps, video embedding and the most current software upgrades that are available to us on a near monthly schedule. All without a hitch which is a testament to the IT team we have in place. We looked forward in a 5 year plan and made the right calls back then to be able to handle the expanded features and usage we anticipated. Now we are at the end of that 5 year plan and have to look forward again. We at Gunboards- Tuco and I , ask that each member if it is possible, try to help support your website that has become your home for shooting and collecting -be it Mauser's and AK's or Enfield's, Arasaka's or Mosin's. Wont you be a patron of Gunboards and support your community that you've helped build and expand? A simple 1.00 a week donation will go a long way to making us strong for the year to come should we need it. Thats less than the cost of a cup of coffee or the daily paper. So please consider becoming a patron and receiving the recognition that comes with it on your membership status. We are here for you everyday- and we need you now.

We are Gunboards....for collectors-by collectors.

Please find the information for contributions to help the site out below-we ask that a minimum contribution of 40.00 be made but it is not necessary if its too much. We will accept any amount in regard to a contribution to upgrade and correct the site so if you can donate 10.00 then great, if you want to donate more than that -we thank you very much for your support!

For mail payments of cash and or checks please use the below mailing address:

Checks should be made out to the "Mosin Nagant Co." or "Cash"


Mosin Nagant Co.
Vic Thomas
37799 Professional Ctr. Dr. #101
Livonia, Michigan
48154 USA

We no longer can accept Paypal donations due to the unfriendly stance they have taken towards the shooting community.


Your support is deeply appreciated and assures the continued operation of through 2012.
Without your help we will not be able to continue as a free site.

Contributors who donate 10.00 to 25.00 for the first time will be listed a copper bullet members as a special title

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Please help if you can.We have enjoyed Gunboards free for several years but due to the loss of several sponsors to economic pressure placed on them and thus on us.Vic is trying to find replacements and should you have info of someone please share it with him.
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