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Gun Collection Records

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Shane in WI, Nov 30, 2010.

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  1. Shane in WI

    Shane in WI TS Member

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    I am looking for a form to list my firearms and the details. Not really looking to computerize the list, but have a easy to read and uniform sheets that I could print off and keep in a binder. I have found them before, but can't locate them now. I can make one from scratch, but just thought I'd ask here as you folks are always great help.
    Thanks, Shane
     
  2. short shucker

    short shucker TS Member

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    Shane,

    You may want to rethink not putting them on a computer form. Anytime I add a new gun to my collection I take a few photo's and write a desciption of the firearm and save it to one of those flash drives. I also email the same thing to my insurance agent so he has a record. The flash drive then goes into the safe. You can store a lot of guns on just one of those drives.

    If a gun leaves my possesion, I make note of it on the flash drive. I never delete any firearms sold as the info might be needed on down the line. I also email my insurance guy when I sell a gun. This way there is no confusion on what I have in case of an accident/theft/act of God.

    ss
     
  3. TrapCrazy

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    I keep a running word document with all the guns I have, serial numbers, date of purchase and where and any accessories I have on them such as scopes etc. I then take two photos of each. The nice thing is when I sell one, I can then just add the date of the sale and the info of the person who bought it.
     
  4. jbmi

    jbmi Well-Known Member

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    Mine is on an Excel Spread Sheet, make, model, cal, accessories, any custom work done, SN, scope's SN, date purchased, price, date sold. Pictures are stored in a sperate file. Easy to change, easy to store on flash drives or disc's.
     
  5. AveragEd

    AveragEd Well-Known Member

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    I do the same thing as jbmi.

    Ed
     
  6. Erik W

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    I have tried computer, but for me, the old 3x5 index cards in appropriately labled box seem to work best. I do them in pencil, because it seems a lot my stuff is a work in progress. Top line, make, ga, serial; then mechanical features; then barrel data, then dimensions. Back of card lists cost items.
     
  7. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    I use an MS Works spreadsheet. The flash drive idea sounds good. They are very cheap now.

    HM
     
  8. jlb

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    I use PowerPoint to store images of the guns including closeups of serial # and condition of each guns. In addition to images PowerPoint allows you to add text. I try to provide the "history" of each gun so that when they pass on to the kids they will have that information.
     
  9. eightbore

    eightbore Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone have an idea of a computer program that would store descriptions and pictures that could be turned into a sale or auction catalog entry with the push of a button when we decide to sell or get hit by a bus? Thanks for your ideas.
     
  10. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    While your at it, photograph and video your home and possessions. Place in a safe deposit box or alternate location.
     
  11. Shane in WI

    Shane in WI TS Member

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    Thanks Everyone. What I'm really looking for is a sheet that I can print off and hand write in the details of each gun. I have seen them before, even printed them out, but can't locate them now. Maybe my best bet is to design exactly what I want and print them out. Like I said I have all the information on each gun, but want to clean it up in a better format along with some extra information on each one.
     
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