Computer program for listing firearms

Discussion in 'Firearm Accessories & Gear' started by Hunt SD, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Hunt SD

    Hunt SD New Member

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    Is there any programs out there to list firearms, prices paid, date bought etc? What is the best one? Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Do you have a database program on your computer? MS Works? MS Office? OpenOffice? You can set one up easily if you have any of those programs.
     

  3. Hunt SD

    Hunt SD New Member

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    I do have works and will give it a shot. It will take a little learning for me to figure this out. Thanks
     
  4. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Set it up in Excel (spreadsheet) and just add columns if you need/want more data points.

    Name it "basket weaving" or something else innocuous as to not draw attention of goub'mint interwebz spiders.

    Don't make a copy, electronic or hard-copy.

    Encrypt the file and never leave it open.

    I keep mine on a thumb drive.
     

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  5. lonyaeger

    lonyaeger New Member

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    What Cane said. Simple Excel spreadsheet. MS Works has a "lite" version of Excel that would work.
     
  6. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've been more involved in data bases, that's why I suggested.

    OpenOffice is a suite that is available on-line (free).

    The main idea is to set the column names with what you think each row should contain:

    Manf..........model..........serial.........price..........date purchased
    Colt ..........M1911a1......782xxx.......(cheap)......01/01/2010

    Good luck

    (it did not keep the spaces I put in)
     
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  7. Jay

    Jay New Member

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    I created an Excel spreadsheet years ago, and it's worked very well for me. I too keep it on a thumb drive, and encrypted.

    Here's a sample file with some basic info. MY wife is better at Excel than I am, but I'll try to answer questions if there are any....

    http://personal.swayzee.com/jayb/gunstuffsample.xls