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NM Gun Collector Software

Free Gun Collecting Software for Windows

About NM Gun Collector

This is Clay Pryor's first offering to the gun collector community. The following is his account of it ...

After developing my first gun collecting application for myself, I started sharing it with my fellow gun collectors. Many were very suspicious of it. I can certainly understand their skepticism so I incorporated features that would help ensure their data was protected. First, I added an option for password protection. Second, I made sure the software did not communicate through the internet. I explained to those who were interested how to validate that. It really caught on and I received lots of feedback which I incorporated through the years. I called it NM Gun Collector Software and it is still available at no charge to this day. Scroll down for a download link.

This is for gun collections only and runs on Windows operating systems only.

For Windows Vista and later, DO NOT INSTALL TO THE C:\Program Files directory or it will not Work!!!! When you run the installer please change the default installation directory.

This free gun collecting software was developed for Windows XP and earlier so I have not updated it for Vista or later. However, it is still so popular among firearms collectors that people figured out how to make it work by changing the default installation directory.

I am making this gun collecting application available for free to those who wish to continue to use it and can follow the instructions to install it to any directory other than the default.

Please do not expect me to support it. Please don't ask me for help if you install it to the default directory and get a run-time error. Just uninstall it and reinstall it to a different directory. Thanks!

As an alternative, please consider NM Collector Software Cross Platform which is designed for any collection (including a Home Inventory Software template) and will run on any computer including Windows, Mac and Linux. I do provide a free version of it as well but it is limited in functionality.

Here is some historical information for NM Gun Collector Software

Whether you’re starting with a few guns or have already collected several hundred firearms, you can use NM Gun Collector Software to easily catalog and track your growing firearms collection. This full featured free gun collecting software stores detailed information on your collected pieces, including costs, values and digital photographs and provides organized and definitive records for insurance and estate planning purposes.

Easy-to-use features let you:

System Requirements

  • PC: 100 MHz Pentium Class
  • OS: Windows 95, 98, NT SP4, 2000, ME, XP, Vista, and Windows 7. Do not install to the Program Files directory for Windows Vista and Windows 7 or it will not work!
  • Disk Space: 13 MB available disk space (less for Windows 98 and above and for Systems with Microsoft Office and other Microsoft products already installed)
  • Memory: If you have enough memory to run Windows effectively, you have enough memory to run this software. (The new Windows systems require lots of memory for the operating system alone and memory requirements vary greatly among operating systems. However, once you get the operating system running efficiently, this software will not require much more.)


Please download from our new eCommerce site where it is listed as NM Gun Collector Software and you can access the download through the shopping cart.

Installation Suggestions

  1. Optional: After downloading link, run a virus check against the downloaded file
  2. Double click the file to start the installation.
  3. Click the Unzip button to extract the installation files. The installation will start after the files are extracted.
  4. Do not allow the default installation directory to move forward. This software was developed prior to Microsoft standard changed so it will not work in the standard installation directory. You will get a Runtime error when you try to start the program if you install to the default installation directory.
  5. Suggest you install to C:\nmguncollector\ instead.
  6. Once you have chosen the installation directory, start the actual installation by clicking the next button.

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