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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by The-Reaver, Jul 27, 2011.

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  1. The-Reaver

    The-Reaver Member

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    I had a buddy call me " odd " because of the way I keep track of my weapons.
    I keep a book with pictures of my firearms, on the back of the pictures are the serial #'s, Caliber, Barrel length, & where I got them.

    Am I the only one?
    Am I odd for doing this?

    I figured it was good practice just in case something stupid ever happened.
     
  2. CZ-75BD

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    I have a spread sheet, with make, model, caliber and date of purchasing, not the photo
     
  3. The-Reaver

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    HA HA So I'm not the only one.
    Odd my rear end.
     
  4. danprkr

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    Depends, are you more worried about burglary or the law coming and knowing what you have so they can confiscate? Both are valid fears in this day and age so it's kind of your call. And I'd like to say I don't have a record of my stuff for the confiscation thing, but the reality is I'm just to lazy :)
     
  5. The-Reaver

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    Though I do have weird feelings about the van parked in the church parking lot 24/7 only moving at strange hours oddly in time with our local PD shift change hours.
    I have nothing to fear. Mostly for my own pleasure and because of burglary reasons.
     
  6. HOOfan_1

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    Certainly a good idea to keep track of that, for insurance claims and to report stolen serial numbers as well.
     
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    I've been meaning to do so, with date of purchase, serial #, copies of any paperwork associated, and date sold (if applicable).

    I might do that this weekend.
     
  8. Arkansas Paul

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    I don't do it, but I should. That's a pretty good idea too with the pics and info on the back. I may do that as well.
     
  9. ErikO

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    I got a 'gun log' as one of the 'gimmes' at a handgun class I attended. I put all my firearms down in there and keep that in the fireproof lockbox with outher important papers.
     
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    I like this idea, it also keeps note of the accessories you have on your firearms.
     
  11. The-Reaver

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    Good to see others agree with me. I think he calls me odd because he's jealous of my collection, and he's a one upper.
     
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    Mine is all digital pictures, and I keep them in the cloud in addition to in a fairly secure spot at home.

    Overall shot, front and rear half shots for a rifle, closeup serial #, any unique features, and all the shots have a card in them with make/model/chambering

    Took about an hour and a half to do them all in one go when I moved the cabinet, and I'm already a gun behind on keeping it up to date.
     
  13. Bravo Sierra

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    My filing cabinet contains individual files on about everything I own. My vehicle, a trailer, my power tools, whatever.

    The guns that I have purchased new came with warranties, and these are kept in their respective files, just in case. I also keep FFL transfer information in the files, just to prove when a firearm was transferred in case questions are ever asked.
     
  14. gathert

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    I keep a record of all my guns with pictures and serial numbers along with purchase date, place, from whom, etc. Never hurts to be too careful and the records stay locked up.
     
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    I have the digital pictures of everything and the date acquired, Serial#, and any other needed info. Also sold date if sold. There are three storage locations for these files that are not connected in case there is a fire or other such disaster. I also have paper logs as needed. You can always say "Doggone it someone just stole all my guns.:banghead::D
     
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    I keep a written log with serial numbers, descriptions, amount I paid for it and receipts if available in my safe deposit box. I also have a second log I keep at home. I also have digital photos.
     
  17. JTHunter

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    Several of my guns are "inherited" with at least two being over 80 years old. Sales info not available. Several of my purchases are over 35 years old - again, no sale data.
    I DO have the make, model, caliber, and serial number saved but I like the idea of putting that info with a picture.
    Nice idea Reaver!
     
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    I know i should record everything but I haven't yet... same with cameras and everything else. I guess I'm just lazy.
     
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    You gotta have the log and pictures 1) for bragging on the boards (you know the guy who is showing off his 1911 among his 27 others in the same picture) and 2) for insurance. You can't take a picture of something that isn't there.
     
  21. CapnMac

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    Well, I started with a simple spreadsheet to track type, date, paid/traded, sold/traded and the like.

    When I went to digital photography, the spreadsheet morphed into a stack of workbooks on a per-each basis. So, there's a photo, all the digital data, and any accessories, and, especially and, my listing of preferred ammo and any "dope" info for ammo.

    Lead page is a summary with links to the workbook pages. I can sort the summary page however I want, and the workbooks are titled to the arm on them.

    But, I am both nerd and geek at this <G>
     
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    yup.... written and a cpu file with pics.
     
  23. ZombieKiller57

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    I use 'Gun Toolbox' for the iPhone. It keeps inventory of weapons with pictures and descriptions, accessories, ammo and round counts per weapon. It will total the inventory cost for insurance by armory and weapon. When updating round count on a weapon it will take the amount from your inventory so you can keep up with what you have left.
     
  24. Twmaster

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    I not only keep data on my guns like maker/model number, caliber, date bought etc. But I also record how many rounds have been fired and what brand/kind of ammo.

    I had not kept photos. I will now.
     
  25. Ala Dan

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    Pics of your weapons are sound advice. Take several pics, even revealing the
    weapon's serial number; then record all necessary information [make, model,
    caliber, purchase price, from whom you purchased it, and disposition] in a log
    book. Store "bound book", CD, or whatever in a safe and secure place; away
    from your firearms~! ;) :D
     
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