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Write your serial numbers down! #4112132 03/10/13 02:31 PM
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If you haven't done it already, or you can't find your list, write the serial numbers of your guns down and keep it in a safe place.
I learned it the hard way when I let a friend borrow a rifle and it was stolen out of his truck.
Savage model 110 in 25-06.
Gone.
Cop took the report and I have been kicking myself ever since because I did not have that serial written down, lost the original receipt years ago and the dealer retired 10 years ago.

Go do it now!

Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: mark in tx] #4112136 03/10/13 02:35 PM
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Do that and take pics, make multiple copies of the list and pics. Store in safe places. Like parents, in-laws or work.
I keep mine on sd cards and have them stored here and there.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: Payne] #4112324 03/10/13 04:19 PM
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I need to; I've been meaning to do that for a long time now.

Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: bjankowski] #4112368 03/10/13 04:48 PM
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Make sure if you have home owner's insurance that you notify the insurance company of your serial numbers and it should fall under valuable personal property much like computers or jewelry.

USAA does this for me, and all of my rifles, scopes, binos and anything with a SN are covered in case of damage, loss or theft.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: HeidelbergJaeger] #4112482 03/10/13 05:51 PM
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X2 on pics. Also take pictures of your safe and it's not a bad idea to give your serial numbers to your insurance agent to put with your policy.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: MDMORROW] #4112674 03/10/13 08:01 PM
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Do this for not only your guns but anything valuable. Tv,s, guitars, tools, computers etc. don't keep your only copy of it on your computer or laptop either because those items are typically stolen too. I keep a spreadsheet on my home computer with copies on a thumb drive at my parents and in my locker at work.

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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: MDMORROW] #4112678 03/10/13 08:03 PM
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Make a photo record with serial numbers and put the info in document form, or a pdf. Email that to yourself and give a copy to your insurance agent. That way if you need the info, you have it all in your emails and accessible from any computer.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: dogcatcher] #4113713 03/11/13 04:58 AM
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I just started working on a home inventory and I can tell you that it is a royal pAint trying to write down everything you own. But we'll worth it.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: Payne] #4114358 03/11/13 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted By: Payne
Do that and take pics, make multiple copies of the list and pics. Store in safe places. Like parents, in-laws or work.
I keep mine on sd cards and have them stored here and there.
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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: Brandon A] #4114480 03/11/13 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted By: Brandon A
I just started working on a home inventory and I can tell you that it is a royal pAint trying to write down everything you own. But we'll worth it.


Tell me about it. I did all mine about a year ago. Pictures, serial #'s and insured them.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: moderno] #4114495 03/11/13 05:46 PM
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I also take off the butt plate and wtite my DL # on the stock with a permanent marker.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: Stump_jumper] #4114613 03/11/13 07:06 PM
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I just take a clear picture with my phone and email it to myself (gmail). Doesn't get much more permanent than that!

Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: LinkATX] #4114655 03/11/13 07:31 PM
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Just curious, cause I was just talking to my wife about doing this. IS there anything wrong with just taking pics, as long as they show the Serial #?

Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: 750SOHC] #4115838 03/12/13 03:40 AM
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My son and a couple of his buddies wanted to go out plinking snakes, etc. I told them yes, but they had to get all the guns out of safe, write down model and serial number, plus take pictures.
They liked seeing all I had, I realized I want more and still took care of something I should have done years ago.


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Originally Posted By: GUTIT
My son and a couple of his buddies wanted to go out plinking snakes, etc. I told them yes, but they had to get all the guns out of safe, write down model and serial number, plus take pictures.
They liked seeing all I had, I realized I want more and still took care of something I should have done years ago.


Ah slave labor at it's finest clap

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The pics work fine, as long as they are clear and you can read the numbers.

Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: LinkATX] #4116343 03/12/13 01:50 PM
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Originally Posted By: LinkATX
I just take a clear picture with my phone and email it to myself (gmail). Doesn't get much more permanent than that!


Works right up until you flush your phone.....
Or you lose it and someone else then knows what you have.


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Re: Write your serial numbers down! [Re: GUTIT] #4116613 03/12/13 03:42 PM
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Originally Posted By: GUTIT
My son and a couple of his buddies wanted to go out plinking snakes, etc. I told them yes, but they had to get all the guns out of safe, write down model and serial number, plus take pictures.
They liked seeing all I had, I realized I want more and still took care of something I should have done years ago.

That's using your Noodle!! only problem is I'm so An*l I wouldnt trust them to write it down correctly smile Lotta good advice on this subject, I also made a video and gave to my Ins. Agent of not only the weapons but all contents of Mi Casa


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Originally Posted By: dogcatcher
Make a photo record with serial numbers and put the info in document form, or a pdf. Email that to yourself and give a copy to your insurance agent. That way if you need the info, you have it all in your emails and accessible from any computer.


This is what I do.


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Originally Posted By: GUTIT
My son and a couple of his buddies wanted to go out plinking snakes, etc. I told them yes, but they had to get all the guns out of safe, write down model and serial number, plus take pictures.
They liked seeing all I had, I realized I want more and still took care of something I should have done years ago.

That's using your Noodle!! only problem is I'm so An*l I wouldnt trust them to write it down correctly smile Lotta good advice on this subject, I also made a video and gave to my Ins. Agent of not only the weapons but all contents of Mi Casa


Made them repeat numbers twice and I Was doing the writing. Good call on the video. That will be next.


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I just take a clear picture with my phone and email it to myself (gmail). Doesn't get much more permanent than that!


Works right up until you flush your phone.....
Or you lose it and someone else then knows what you have.


Except the photos will still be in my inbox. Plus my phone is password protected, and if I lost it I can remotely find it and wipe all the data. Additionally, all my photos are backed up from my phone to my iCloud.

If someone is worried about losing their phone, just delete the photos from your phone after they've been emailed. No rocket science involved!

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Originally Posted By: MeanGreen85
Originally Posted By: GUTIT
My son and a couple of his buddies wanted to go out plinking snakes, etc. I told them yes, but they had to get all the guns out of safe, write down model and serial number, plus take pictures.
They liked seeing all I had, I realized I want more and still took care of something I should have done years ago.


Ah slave labor at it's finest clap


I like it! smile

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good advice for all of us

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i've did that a long time ago.

don't just trust only an electronic
something, physically write it down
in a ledger or notebook so you won't
have to plug something in to retrieve
your info. if you're in a storm or flood
and have no power and all your info is
buried under 2 feet of stinky mud or
your i phone shorted out from a salt
water storm surge, you'll be glad you
had a backup, and you'll kick yourself
in the a$$ if you didn't.

two lists- two different places

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I learned too. Had 7 guns stolen and only S/N for 4.


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