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how do you keep records of your guns.

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by cooker300, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Evangelist

    Just what the title says how do you guys do it.

    Here's what i did

    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.
  2. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    My favorite gun store in Anchorage has "personal Firearms record" forms that the BATFE supplies which are free. I use them and keep them locked away in another location.
  3. FortyXDM

    FortyXDM Super Moderator Staff Member

    ME ? I don't keep no stinking records cause I got no stinking guns !

    Actually - I open the safe.......and take a peek.

  4. grizcty

    grizcty God, Guns, Glory


    I got no guns!
    They are dangerous! LOL

    Mooseman beat me to telling, about those BATF forms.
  5. BudW

    BudW G&G Enthusiast

    Email the info to my email account
  6. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    The forms should have Make ,Model, caliber, barrel length, serial number, where purchased , date of purchase, and any accys like scope, sling, laser, etc. and a space for when sold and to whom...
  7. FamilyProtector

    FamilyProtector G&G Newbie

    I WISH i had so many that i needed a computer to keep track.
  8. Jay

    Jay Old man, No tact... Staff Member Forum Contributor

  9. cooker300

    cooker300 G&G Evangelist

    jay mine is the same thing.

    moose never thought about the barrel length or where/dop
  10. Mooseman684

    Mooseman684 G&G Newbie

    Oh , and I forgot , one column for TYPE of action...
  11. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

    I was working on a little application that did just that using mobile devices, and was secured using a password.
  12. Lightweight

    Lightweight G&G Enthusiast

    Great idea to do so, especially if you have renters/homeowners/NRA policy that would cover them in case of catastrophic loss.
  13. billy

    billy G&G Evangelist

    photo's of the entire gun and a close up of the serial numbers.
  14. Ten Man

    Ten Man G&G Evangelist

    My inventory is on Excel Spreadsheet and on CD ROM.

    I update it after every Gun Show.

    All receipts are kept in a safe in a separate location, as well.
  15. lefty o

    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

    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.
  16. killsnapz

    killsnapz G&G Enthusiast

    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.

    Last edited: Mar 27, 2011
  17. samuel

    samuel G&G Newbie

    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.
  18. TGF

    TGF G&G Newbie

    I don't have any guns, I just enjoy the company of others on this forum.
  19. Dookiebutt

    Dookiebutt G&G Enthusiast

    If I had any guns, I'd use burnsoft software to keep track of them.
  20. Capt'n Mil Coll

    Capt'n Mil Coll G&G Evangelist

    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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