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Documenting Firearms

What is the best way to document firearms that you own. What would insurance companies want to see if you had guns stolen. Do you need to tell insurance companies that you have them. Looking for some advice what to do. Thanks ahead of time.
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I keep a Word document with all the data. I use categories Rifle, Shotgun, Handgun, Scopes, and then when I sell one I transfer that line of data to the Sold section adding the buyer's info in comments. In the comments I list walnut blued, stainless synthetic, customizing, current scope w/sn, etc.



Then I have a picture like this for all of them. If it has a scope I write the scope data with SN on the pic too.





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Most home owners polices will include a certian amount for fiearms and jewerly etc. I have additional ins. added to cover more. Best way to document is picture with complete description including serial number.
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Most homeowners policies limit stolen firearms, or those lost in a fire, to $500 collectively, usually not enough. I buy a Scheduled Personal Property rider at a premium of $1.00 per value of gun (a $500 gun would cost $5 per year premium). My HO carrier, Allstate, demands a sale receipt or appraisal and photo of each. This is all risk coverage, i.e., if you let it lay in the woods or drop it in a lake, there is coverage. You csn insure other items as well on a SPP.I have some scopes and binoculars on it.

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after having my house burglarized in November and having a shotgun stolen, only gun not in the safe, i have since taken digital photos of all guns, and written down all serial numbers. have the numbers stored in more than one place and will have the photos saved to disc. plan on doing much the same to all house contents. have yet to catch the thieves.
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Thanks for the info. Now I have some direction.
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Never really looked into it, but I was thinking your NRA membership also provides some coverage for your firearms ... or is it something that you have to setup? pay more for?

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I have multiple copies of the list, with all the info. Plus the data is on the 'puter, but not titled to give away what the file is for.

Always been my habit to record model/serial numbers of things that might disappear. Had my lawn tractor stolen once, many years ago. It was in the paper the next morning, including the numbers. Police called that night to tell me someone had "found" it and they wanted to return it.

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I have multiple copies of the list, with all the info. Plus the data is on the 'puter, but not titled to give away what the file is for.

Always been my habit to record model/serial numbers of things that might disappear. Had my lawn tractor stolen once, many years ago. It was in the paper the next morning, including the numbers. Police called that night to tell me someone had "found" it and they wanted to return it.
Thnaks for posting this. I keep a written record, but I will now make an excel spreadsheet and keep it on the PC. Plus I will include all SN's for guns and scopes. I do have general photos of pretty much all my guns sold. Thanks again, this is good CYA stuff.

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gunwallet.com or the one I use is called E-Z personal collector gun inventory software. allows for pics, all info, purchase date, price, accessories etc...
actually just did all my updates from the year today!

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