Are you prepared for a burglary ?
I'm not referring to the night time variey, I mean the burglary that happens while you are away. Granted, many of us have gun safes, but there are a lot of our members that haven't the means (yet) to afford one (or more). What measures have you taken to document and identify your firearms ?
It has happened to me on two occasions - one time they hit the house, the other time they cleaned out my workshop. Insurance is nice, but it doesn't come close to replacing everything of actual value. Also, insurance cannot replace memories.
Having already been there/done that, and too old to start over, there are several things that I now do to help with the recovery/ return (ha): First of all is the very necessary video of everything in the house with audio descriptions. I have 35mm color shots of each firearm with close-ups of the s/n and other markings. One set of photos is kept in a bank lock box. The long guns and shotguns have my business card in the butt of the stock, the revolvers have the card inside the grips, and the bottom feeders have the ID vibro-engraved on the inside of the grip panels. In addition, there is a "junk gun" with a box of "burglar reward # 1" ammo :smile: left in plain sight on top of the safe. Any other ideas/suggestions ?