Do you know all your serial numbers by heart?

Do you know all your serial numbers by heart?

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    Do you know all your serial numbers by heart?

    In case of theft, or more relevant, an easy way to provide evidence to a peace officer that a piece really does belong to you?

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    you've got to be kidding..... I barely remember my wife's birthdate, and I only have one of them
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    I keep them in the cloud.
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    As crazy as it may sound,i actually wrote my serial numbers down on paper and also took pics of the serial numbers for each firearm.

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    No way, i have to really do better in this area i could put my serial numbers and photos in a safety deposit box with other important info. Also need to check the insurance policies again since i have added more firearms . I do keep all my invoicing and forms but some of that has become non- readable because they were done with carbon type paper.
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    I keep a spreadsheet with the serials of all of my valuables for insurance purposes. Video inventories now and then are also a good idea. Of course keep them backed up in multiple places in case the house burns down or the like.

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    Do you know all your serial numbers by heart?

    No need to memorize them, that's what pen and paper or the computers are for.
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    I keep my serial numbers in an EXCEL spreadsheet along with other data on each gun. It is backed up off site and printed versions are stored in various places.
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    Memorize the phone book?
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    Quote Originally Posted by brocktice View Post
    I keep a spreadsheet with the serials of all of my valuables for insurance purposes. Video inventories now and then are also a good idea. Of course keep them backed up in multiple places in case the house burns down or the like.
    Quote Originally Posted by LimaCharlie View Post
    I keep my serial numbers in an EXCEL spreadsheet along with other data on each gun. It is backed up off site and printed versions are stored in various places.

    ^This^ is a good idea. I've always told myself I should do that and just haven't gotten around to it. I need to get off my lazy butt and get it done.
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    The nice thing about video inventories is they're quick, easy, and leave no doubt you actually had the item. Easy to pick up the item and include the serial too. If I had no inventory I'd start there. Just need a smartphone.

    EDIT: I started doing them on the recommendation of my first homeowner's insurance agent.

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    No way! I just forgot my last 2 doctor appointments. Soon I'll need a GPS to find my home.
    Serial numbers? I wrote them down ... somewhere, I think.

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    Like most folks, I have a few email accounts. So all are recorded on my computer, and all have been emailed to myself.
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    Just the serial on my PPK/s which I had to send back several times and write the serial in the letter each time. All of them I have recorded and stored in a fire safe with other documents of import.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisATX View Post
    In case of theft, or more relevant, an easy way to provide evidence to a peace officer that a piece really does belong to you?
    Yes I have.

    In fact I still remember the serial number of the M16 I carried in boot.

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