firearm inventory softwear program

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  1. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

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    Are there any programs that are for keeping track of firearms inventory.
  2. jack404

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    Australian government paid $4 million for one , it was a excel spread sheet

    ( what happens when you send full payment before getting and inspecting what you paid for .. )
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    I would have sold it to them for 2 million! They got ripped off! :D
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    and then some , but will they admit it ??

    just wish i had the idea first... 3 mill woulda gone straight to the veterans

    the other 1.. getting ready .. ;)

    that looks a ok program dbcooper , Cheers!
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  7. nmCollector

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    Does GunSafe allow you to export your data? If you have to give up GunSafe, which you may not have to as long as it continues to work for you, you should look for a replacement program that allows you to import your data from whatever format GunSafe exports to. That should save you at least some data entry if not most.

    Thanks,

    Clay
    Author of NM Gun Collector Software (referenced above) and NM Collector Software
  8. fleetwood1976

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    I use an xl spread sheet. but I am a tight wad.
  9. nmCollector

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    If you are a tight wad why not use Open Office Calc? It's free!

    :)

    Clay
  10. fleetwood1976

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    I got spread sheets free in my ms works pack.
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    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    I use an Excel spreadsheet myself. But my collection isn't terribly extensive, and I've been using computers extensively since I was 5 years old.
  12. nmCollector

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    That makes perfect sense. Sorry to question you about that. :)

    BTW, Excel based files make excellent transfer mechanisms from one program to another.

    :)

    Clay
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    microsoft office has a lot more to offer. I miss ms publisher and excel. I use generic terms like kleenex instead of the proper facial tissue.
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    Thank you for the info nmCollector. GunSafe is working for me at the present but you know how things can go wrong at any time in the future. And let me add a welcome to the forum if you haven't received one before.
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    Thank you for the welcome. I joined back in 2009 but mostly lurk. If you can export to a .csv file (essentially an Excel compliant format) that's a good first step towards importing into most other programs. You will certainly have to rearrange the data (cut and paste) to match what the importing program expects but that should be much less work than re-entering all of your data from scratch.

    :)

    Clay
  16. Wolfrage

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    I'm the author of MyGunDB, which was mentioned in the thread -- hope you don't mind me jumping in. Pretty sure GunSafe has .csv exports, you can import it into my program, Clay's program or a number of other programs out there without need to redo all your hard work. That also means you can play with several and decide on which you want to use without repetitive work ;)

    If I'm mistaken and it doesn't, you should redo it once, in a program that DOES allow .csv exporting, so you never have to worry again.
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    I checked and it does appear that GunSafe has the export capability. Thanks to all.
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    *sigh* ..... I wish that I had so many guns that I couldn't keep them all memorized .... Well, maybe, someday !
  19. Wolfrage

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    Still nice to have a digital or hardcopy list for insurance purposes. It's an easy way to keep photos tied to firearms, just in case, as an example.
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