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Old 04-02-2013, 10:01 AM   #11
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All of my long guns are mounted on a wall in my gun room. I have index cards tacked on the wall nearby with the serials and models and date of purchase, as then an excel sheet on the computer as a backup.

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All these are good ideas, but I do an extra step as well. Get a bunch of those composition books like we used in high school that have lined paper. I write out all the specifics for the gun and any info such as where it was purchased, when, from who, for how much, etc.

Next, I'll flip a few pages, and when I shoot it I'll put the date, where, with who, the round count and any other important info such as malfunctions or amazing shots made. Anytime I add an accessory or have work done I also record the date and what was done.

IMO, having these composition books for each gun helps with maintaining them and tracking value increases. It's like a diary for each gun. I also feel that if I ever sell one, it could increase the value. In addition, years from now after you pass away, your family will have an invaluable resource regarding your collection.

I also keep a comp book for all of my training just in case.

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Amazon sells a great hard bound log book for your personal gun collection. One page per gun, nice layout. Ten bucks, free shipping.

I just got one, very nice, and worth many times more than the price.

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