How do you catalog your handguns in case they are stolen

How do you catalog your handguns in case they are stolen

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    How do you catalog your handguns in case they are stolen

    I am thinking about getting a binder and putting a pic of each gun and a description with SN with it.
    I would then load that onto a disc and possiblly a flash drive.

    Are there any better ideas?? Thanks in advance


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    I have a spreadsheet with Model, S/N, and round count. I also have several digital pics of each gun in and out of thier cases with all the stuff that came with them, and close up shots of the S/Ns

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint77 View Post
    I have a spreadsheet with Model, S/N, and round count. I also have several digital pics of each gun in and out of thier cases with all the stuff that came with them, and close up shots of the S/Ns
    Same here. Keep a copy elsewhere (not in the home)
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    I have models, descriptions, and serial numbers written down in a locked file. After reading some of the other replies I'm definitely going to update how I do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint77 View Post
    I have a spreadsheet with Model, S/N, and round count. I also have several digital pics of each gun in and out of thier cases with all the stuff that came with them, and close up shots of the S/Ns
    Same here I keep a copy of everything at home in a different safe from my guns and another copy in my work locker.
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    I have software that allows you to enter the stuff you own, info about it and images.

    I have all the cases in a separate area along with paperwork and images of everything on the computer and uploaded to storage also.
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    Back in the pre-computer and Air Force days, I kept the Base registration forms--which listed make, model, ser. no. of all firearms--in an envelope.

    Sad part is, after retirement, a couple of punks stole them and just so happened to take the briefcase with the envelope. I couldn't provide the serial numbers to LEOs and insurance co. Now a list is on the computer and a printed copy is in a secret hidey place.

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    I have a nice spread sheet on I made on my Mac in Pages. It has room for pictures on top and data at the bottom. Which includes Serial number, date purchased, purchased $$, date manufactured, length of barrel, a few other items and a general notes so I can note special items like any gun smithing, scopes, parts and so on. Works pretty good. I have a few of my guns in there, but not all of them yet. I then email myself a copy of it so I have a copy that can't be stolen from me.

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    I have all of mine in a database program that includes model number, serial number and other info. Backup copies are stored on a portable HD and also on a flashdrive stored in a safety deposit box at the bank.
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    Just a spreadsheet in multiple locations with the model and serial numbers. The receipts with the serial numbers are in a safe-deposit box with our proof of purchase for all our other expensive or irreplaceable stuff.
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    You can record the serial number, make , model, and a photo in a spreadsheet as others have suggested. It is Also a good idea to keep the original bill of sale in a safe place and if possible scan a copy of it into your computer and keep all records on a thumb drive in your safe.
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    Spreadsheet with Model, SN, Date Purchased, Where it was purchased from. Then if it is sold or traded, I have column for who it was sold or traded to, along with date it was sold or traded. If traded, what it was traded for, then I start a new line for the new one it was traded for.

    I scan receipts, take photos of items. Save all on computer plus I upload copies of the spreadsheet, receipts, photos to online storage (mozy).

    If something happens, I can download and take to my insurance agency.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint77 View Post
    I have a spreadsheet with Model, S/N, and round count. I also have several digital pics of each gun in and out of thier cases with all the stuff that came with them, and close up shots of the S/Ns
    Same here. I keep one at work, one on my work laptop, and a copy in the house, in a separate filing cabinet
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    I take photos and put the S/N, make and model on the photos using paintshop pro. Then I make two CD's and one gets kept in house, another with a relative and I also keep it on my flash drive.

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    I have been using this GunSafe - Firearms Collection Software for quite some time. However it appears the owner has linked a new type of software on this link. And I have no idea how well that works?

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