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Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by ZigZagZeke, Dec 30, 2015.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Last night I finally broke down and got out every gun in the house and took pictures of them, and entered serial numbers and identifying info into a spreadsheet. I then FTP'd those files to my off site server space for safe keeping, and also saved the files locally. This makes me feel much better about leaving home for a day or two, even though I'm heavily insured. What does everyone else do about saving data on the guns they have?
     
  2. Koda

    Koda Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    exactly what you do... I have cloud storage I can access from any computer anywhere. Uploaded pics of everything... was for naught though I lost everything a year ago in a boating accident and now no longer am interested in guns.
     
  3. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    I have pit storage; a large hole where I bury my stuff, even safe from a nuke strikeo_O
     
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  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    I need more insurance. I have my home owners policy maxed out at what they will cover for firearms and it would only probably replace a small part.

    I do have everything recorded and well documented though.
     
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  5. slimer13

    slimer13 Deer Park Well-Known Member

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    Just a hard copy in the cookie jar. Don't like digital lists of the firearms I may or may not own floating around cyberspace for anyone who may be smarter with puters than me.
     
  6. balaperdida

    balaperdida eastern idaho Well-Known Member

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    I gave all my heirloom guns to my daughter and her husband. The rest are all replaceable. If they disappear, I will disavow any knowledge of them, just like on Mission Impossible.
     
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  7. HarryHaller

    HarryHaller Kalama, WA Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    I just finally did the same thing. I felt a little apprehensive about saving the info digitally also, but I figure the NSA probably already had better records of my guns than I did.
     
  8. DuneHopper

    DuneHopper Douglas County. Well-Known Member

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    I keep my files encrypted in several places with family.
     
  9. Medic!

    Medic! What just happened? Has eagle eyes. But cant remember what he saw. Bronze Supporter

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    I have three hand written copies. Two in safes. One hidden in the pantry.

    I have SN#. Price paid. And I constantly update the values.
    I want my wife to have a guide when I die. Even though I told her to do what she want's with them. I don't want them to burden her in any way. They were my passion.

    Of course this method can backfire on you.
    You may come home some day and find your wife with the list and a calculator!

    Thought I was gona die! :D
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I have a software program (aka-app... LOL) that has all the physical data, and an attached photo of the piece in a nice organized list that's easily referenced.

    I keep a copy on a couple different USB jump drives located at different locales in case of a total disaster and need to make an insurance claim, or file a police report.
     
  11. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    If I owned any, they would be in a trust and there would be at least one person who does not live in the same house as I do that would be a member of the trust with a list of what I had.
     
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  12. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Think about switching homeowners to USAA if you qualify. I recently added coverage to my USAA homeowners for firearms over and above the standard amount. They are now covering everything and it was on the order of $10 every 6months.
     
  13. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I am dropping my NRA coverage, which was slightly more expensive and a hassle to keep up with.
     
  14. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    My off site server storage is on a Linux server that's encrypted.
     
  15. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    This is a good reminder for me. I did this once before, but have added some since then. I have photos of everything, but need to update all the firearm details.

    I dropped USAA last year. Went through a friend that was a broker got me the same coverage but saved me and my wife about $400 a year and another $400-$500 on my homeowners.

    The only time I needed USAA when an uninsured driver hit me. I ended up having to get a lawyer to threaten to sue them after 2 years of misery.
    Now 15 years later my back is still jacked up.
    I have no love for them.
     
  16. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I've been using USAA for 15 years now, and I've had numerous claims, mostly cars, but some homeowners. They've performed flawlessly every time. I'm not going anywhere else.