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C&R bound book

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by knuckles, Oct 6, 2006.

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  1. knuckles

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    I would have posted this in the C&R section of THR but, oh that's right, there isn't one....darn.

    Anyway, I understand that have to keep a 'physical' bound book separate from my gun storage. I was wondering what everyone else uses as a bound book and if you all thought it was OK that I keep an electronic copy on my computer, then print out a copy on a piece of 8.5X11 and put it in my ammo locker everytime I acquire a new C&R.

    I appreciate any help on this; I am quite new to C&R. Thanks!
     
  2. Car Knocker

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    As noted in the booklet Federal Firearms Licensee General Guidelines and Information you should have received in your packet, "a bound book should either be permantly bound or an orderly arrangement of loose-leaf pages".

    I'm sure a fellow as resourceful as you appear to be will be able to cope. :cool:
     
  3. knuckles

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    Yeah, I read that and figured that printouts on paper should probably qualify as a an 'orderly arrangment of loose-leaf pages'. What do you use for your bound book, if I may ask?
     
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    I got one from Brownell's when I had an order together- I think it was around $3. It has room for 378 records.

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    I don't believe that I've seen a requirement that the bound book be kept separate from the gun storage. Do you have a reference? Thanks.
     
  5. knuckles

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    Right on. Thanks for the info...
     
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    Aw hell yeah. Thanks. That's way better than the one I made. Thanks to all!
     
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    I'm thinking of the same method for my new C&R bound book. The typed info is easier to read than what I could scribble on a printed form.

    I think a nice, typed, orderly arrangement of loose leaf papers would be better than my hand-scribbled orderly arrangement of loose leaf papers.

    If anyone has info to the contrary, please let me know.
     
  9. knuckles

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    Right, my hand writting is...well I don't think you can really call it writting at all. That is why I opted for the typed approach...
     
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    Same here, but I use a 1" 3 ring binder, and I keep them in those plastic page protectors.

    Nice, easy, cheap, expandable, and convenient.
     
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    I use NM's Gun Collector software, print out a bound book report and put it in my binder. Works great. Nothing in the regs says the stuff has to be handwritten.
     
  12. Steve in PA

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    I have the same program (NM Collector), pretty nice.
     
  13. EOD Guy

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    No, but the regulation requires BATF approval to use a computer based bound book. That approval is for the individual licensee.

    See 27CFR§478.125(h).

     
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    I'm aware of that. I'm not using the program as my bound book. I'm using it to create the printouts which is my bound book.
     
  15. EOD Guy

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    I'm using printouts of an Excel spreadsheet the same way. BATF told me that it's still a computer program and requires individual approval. The approval is easy to get and gives some peace of mind.
     
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