I made a spread sheet on my pc using Microsoft it included a pix of each gun and my bow. then the following info was added.
Column A gun make model caliber. Column B serial #. Column C replacement cost. Column D scope brand serial # Column E replacement cost.
Then saved it to a thumb drive and a CD the Cd is in my desk at work and the thumb drive it in the fire safe.
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i have a hard cover book with blank pages in it, where i list model year, ser#, originality/modifications, scope, scope ser# etc, etc. i think its important to keep some form of records, as its hard to remember the important data. out of all i own, i can only remember the ser# of one rifle, and that is because it is unique.
If you are a C&R license holder like I am and many other here are there are strick rules as to how you record any firearm you purchase with your C&R license. A spead sheet on a computer does not meet the ATF's requirements for a dealer. You must keep a bound book meaning a book that has a glued spine so that pages can not be removed or added. Then you must enter them in the book recording the description or make of the weapon/serial number/ date of purchase and purchase price. If you sell the firearm you must record it in the book who you sold it to. Private purchases are not required to be entered even if you do have a C&R only those that your license was used to purchase.
My guns have never sang or played musical insturments,so I have no recordings to keep.They are artistic tho.They have been known to withDRAW and overDRAW some bank accounts.,,,,,Actually,I believe records should be kept very diligently.At the same time in this day and age I believe you should devise a place that they can't be found or are only accessible if you want them to be.An attourney might be an idea.For just a few low price firearms it doesn't make much difference but serial #,s should be kept.Years ago My house was broken into and several guns,(7) were stolen including a Win mod70 in .375 H&H which I had hunted with a lot and "LOVED".The Mich.state police called and wanted me to identify the gun by serial #.I didn't know the # and never got it back.I know he or some other cop got that gun.Just write the #,s down and store them for such a case.
I keep detailed records of the firearms I own. It lists a lot more than most do I just learned after reading this thread.
I list in order on an Excel spreadsheet Type - Mosin Nagant. Manufacturer-Tula. Date of Mfg-1933. Caliber-7.62x54r. Serial #-123456. Purchase Price-$85.00. Length-(long rifle, rifle, short rifle, carbine, pistol, revolver, etc.). Left side of reciever markings-. Right side of reciever markings-. Top of reciever markings-. Eob markings-CIA St Albans, VT. Other markings- FP-3456, BP-3456, Hammer-3456, etc. Slings, or Scopes-.
Thats pretty much what I do for every firearm.
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