• Welcome to The Gun Loss Register

    a database of stolen firearms for victims of crime to register and buyers of guns to search

  • Our Service


    Registrations of stolen and missing guns


    Recover stolen guns and resolve ownership disputes


    Database searches for second hand and antique guns

  • Searches

    To search a gun against our database please pay here and submit your searches via email

    Annual Subscription

    Annual Subscription

    110.00 - 840.00
    Each bundle is valid for one year and subject to our search terms. Once paid, please email guns@artloss.com your search including maker, model, calibre and serial number.
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    One-off Search

    One-off Search

    To search a gun against our database please email the maker, model, calibre and serial number to guns@artloss.com after submitting payment.
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    To receive more information from us please complete this enquiry form

    63-66 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8LE
    Monday to Friday 9am - 5.30pm
    +44 (0)2078415780
  • Pricing

    One-off Searches:

    • Cost: £10 + VAT 
    • Create an account by signing up above
    • Pay via Paypal  
    • Email the maker, model, calibre and serial number to guns@artloss.com 
    • Results given within 24 hours
    • Cost: from £3 + VAT 
    • Create an account by signing up above
    • Pay via Paypal  
    • Email the maker, model, calibre and serial number to guns@artloss.com 
    • 10 minute response time
    Terms and conditions of search are here

  • Who we are

    The Gun Loss Register and its parent company The Art Loss Register

    Gun Loss Register

    Launched 2018

    The Gun Loss Register is a new service provided by the Art Loss Register. We work to support the trade and police by providing a centralised international database of stolen guns to increase chances of their recovery, and deter theft.


    For over 25 years, the Art Loss Register has recorded more than 5,000 stolen guns, from Purdey’s, Holland & Holland and Westley Richards rifles, to flintlock pistols and 17th century antique firearms.


    These registrations have been reported to us by police, insurers, private individuals and the trade.

    Art Loss Register

    Founded 1990

    Founded in 1990 with the backing of the art trade and insurance industry, the Art Loss Register holds the largest private database of lost and stolen art, antiques and collectables.


    Its range of services include item registration, search and recovery services to collectors, the art trade, insurers and worldwide law enforcement agencies.


    Its services are efficiently delivered by employing state of the art technology and specially trained professional art historians.

  • Law Enforcement

    Searching of items seized as part of a police investigation and registering stolen items is free of charge for law enforcement. Please contact us at guns@artloss.com and we will set you up with an account.

  • Register a lost or stolen gun

    Register your lost or stolen gun onto our database to maximise your chances of recovery. Once registered, it will be included in the checks we undertake for guns traded by dealers, auction houses and private individuals. Your gun will remain registered on our database until it is recovered.


    Please e-mail us with a full description of the item, make, model, calibre and a serial number as well as date and location of loss, plus a police report number or insurance claim number.


    In the event that we locate your gun we will contact you immediately.

  • Social media & contact details

    Gun Loss Register




    +44 207841 5780

  • Testimonials

    NFU Mutual

    “As the UK's leading rural insurer, NFU Mutual welcomes the launch of The Gun Loss Register, not least as a deterrent to theft by making sales by the thieves more difficult.”

    The Gun Trade Association Ltd

    “The GTA strongly endorses The Gun Loss Register. We see it as a vital contribution to the international battle against the trade in stolen guns. It will provide significant deterrence against theft itself and allow the trade and private purchasers to check the Register and buy with confidence."

    Holland & Holland Ltd

    “We welcomed the assistance of The Gun Loss Register in the recovery of the ‘Royal’ double rifle."

    Gavin Gardiner Ltd

    “As a leading and respected sporting gun auctioneer, we take due diligence very seriously. In an increasingly international market, it is vital to know that every gun that we sell has been checked against the database of stolen and lost firearms. This protects us and our clients against any come back as well as providing confidence and peace of mind.”

    Privacy Policy
    The Gun Loss Register is a trading name of the ALR (The International Art & Antique Loss Register Limited, company number: 02455350) which is committed to safeguarding your privacy. This privacy notice sets out how we collect, use and protect your personal information. 
    More detailed information as to when and why we collect information, how we use it, and in what limited circumstances it might be disclosed to others are below.
    (1)    What information do we collect?
    Personal data is data that that identifies you as an individual or relates to an identifiable individual. We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal data in order to offer and provide you with our services. This data may come from you directly, or from a third party such as an insurer or loss adjuster:
    (a )       information that provided to us for the purpose of registering or searching with us, or signing up to our newsletter, including some or all of the following: your name, postal address, email address, and telephone number;
    (b )       information about your visits to and use of this website, including through cookies to make your use of our website easier; and
    (c )      information about any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to this website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our services.
    (2)    Information about website visits and cookies
    When you visit our website we may collect standard internet log information about your computer and your visits to this website such as your IP address, geographical location, browser type, referral source, length of visit and number of page views. We may use this information in the administration of this website, to improve the website’s usability, including to personalise it for you, and for marketing purposes. This information is not processed in a way which would allow anyone to be identified, and we do not make any attempt to identify those visiting our website.
    We use cookies on this website. A cookie is a small text file placed by our website on the device you are using to browse it. These are used to collect information about your usage of our website. You can control your acceptance of cookies by modifying the setting of your internet browser. Some features of our website may not be accessible if you disable all cookies. For more detailed information, please contact us at info@artloss.com.
    (3)    Using your personal data
    Personal data submitted on this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy notice, and to perform any services that you have requested of us, in particular, but not limited to, the registration of items subject to a claim, and checking items with us to establish if they may be subject to a claim.
    If you sign up to receive our newsletter via email then we will need to use your personal data to send this to you. We will collect that information when you sign up, and we will then use it to tell you about our work in the fight against art crime and the services we offer; to check our records are correct, and obtain or provide additional information. We won’t share the newsletter email list with other organisations or businesses.
    We use a third party provider, Constant Contact, to deliver our newsletter. We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our newsletter. For more information, please see Constant Contact’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to our newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing us at info@artoss.com
    In addition to the uses identified elsewhere in this privacy notice, we may use your personal information to provide other companies and organisations with statistical information about our users, but it will not be possible to identify any individual from this data.
    (4)     Disclosure
    In addition to the disclosures necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere in this privacy notice, we may disclose information about you: 
    (a )       as agreed by you when submitting any search or registration to the ALR under our terms and conditions for search and registration in order to enable us to offer those services to you;
    (b )       to the purchaser or seller (or prospective purchaser or seller) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling or purchasing; and
    (c )        to the extent that we are required to do so by law or regulation.
    Except as provided in this privacy notice, we will not provide your information to third parties. The third parties to whom we may disclose your information are obliged to comply with laws and regulations to keep your information confidential and secure. If they would like to use your information for any other purpose, they must notify you and obtain your consent.
    (5)    International data transfers
    Personal data that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy notice.
    Personal data which you provide may be transferred for processing to countries which may not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. We will ensure the adequacy of protection of that data. In particular, if you submit a search or registration request to the ALR then the information you provide will be processed by our experienced team in India, who are run through Albion Consulting Private Limited. The information transferred to that team will be protected through our contractual relationship with them.
    (6)    Security of your personal data
    We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal data.
    (7)    Privacy notice amendments
    We may update this privacy notice from time-to-time and if so we will notify you by posting a revised version on our website. You may wish to check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.  
    (8)    Your rights
    It is important to us that we maintain accurate information. You are entitled to review, amend, or delete the personal information that we hold. Please email your request to us at info@artloss.com
    (9)    Third party websites
    The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of third party websites.
    (10)     Contact
    If you have any questions about this privacy notice or our treatment of your personal data, please contact us by email at info@artloss.com or by post to The Art Loss Register, 63-66 Hatton Garden, London, EC1N 8LE.