Serial numbers: Do you keep a record?
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July 25th, 2008 08:49 PM
Yes,type of firearm,brand
July 25th, 2008 09:20 PM
Yes. I've got an Excel spreadsheet set up. I am going to make a simple database to integrate photos onto the record pages. I'm using the following fields:
Description (Make, Model, Size, Color)
Caliber (If Applicable)
Acquisition Date/Location (Person)
Disposition (Traded, sold, lost, gifted, in shop for repair, etc.)
Storage Location (safe, car, Versipack, desk drawer, etc.)
Replacement Cost (FMV)
I use this format for more than just firearms - electronics, flashlights, tools, and even the cars are in this list. I keep several copies - laptop HDD, two flash drives (one EDC, other in the fire/file box which is stored in the fire rated safe), and one DVD-RW stored offsite. What I need to do is videotape proof that I actually have all this stuff and rip it to the DVD in case of flooding, etc... however unlikely that is where I am.
I should probably print it, too, come to think of it.
July 26th, 2008 08:33 PM
Being able to precisely establish WHEN and to WHOM you sell or trade one of your firearms COULD be invaluable IF it should ever be used in a crime and can be traced to you. I, therefore, strongly suggest that you do as I do, and record that information as well.
July 27th, 2008 12:24 AM
Yep, I have two records in two separt secure locations.
"[T]he people are not to be disarmed of their weapons.
They are left in full possession of them."
Zacharia Johnson (speech in the Virginia Ratifying Convention,25 June 1778)"The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed."
July 27th, 2008 03:34 AM
Yes both serial numbers and pictures.
John Steinbeck: Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he's too old to fight, he'll just kill you.
July 27th, 2008 10:32 AM
I use a similar setup in Acces with backup hard copy, SD card, external drive and disk all stored in seperate locations.
Originally Posted by Chooie
July 27th, 2008 03:38 PM
Everyone of my guns are photographed. Over all photos taken of the gun and close ups of the serial numbers. I have these files stored in a flash drive, on a CD and on an off site backup. I do not have them on my home computer so if it is stolen or someone gains access to it they can not see pics of my guns and know what I have and where to break in to get them.
July 27th, 2008 08:12 PM
Yes, absolutely! Serial numbers and photos!
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
July 27th, 2008 09:04 PM
After I had a shotgun stolen from my car at church, I started a ledger of my guns. That shotgun was the only one that I could account for the serial number. I still haven't had it returned, but I hope to one day see my Remington 20 gauge again.
My ledger contains make, model, size, serial, date of acquire, date of release, notes, and photos.
I also recommend carrying the serials of any weapon that you might be forced to leave in your vehicle.
The preceding post may contain sarcasm; it's just better that way. However, it is still intended with construction and with the Love of my L-rd Y'shua.
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