Welcome to the nmCollector.net online gun identification and gun
value database project. I hope this tool will become useful to members
the gun collecting community as we begin to develop and populate it
with pictures and values.
As the name implies, the purpose of this new database is
To provide a place where a gun collector can go to learn
more about the wide variety of firearms that exist and some of their
general characteristics. The database will provide a place to list
the make, model, variation, description, pictures, and other
information about each firearm that is entered.
To provide an idea of the general value of a firearm
on a price history by condition of similar firearms. The actual
value of any particular firearm will depend on variables other than the
price history of similar firearms but this will hopefully be a
useful input into helping to determine a ballpark estimate of the
value of any particular firearm.
The value of this project to the gun collecting community will
depend entirely on our level of participation. As the developer of the
database and its interface, I am counting on you, the on-line members
gun collecting community to help me by entering values and
Therefore, I welcome you as a partner in this project. I invite
to contribute your knowledge and specific transaction information. Be
assured, that once data entry is begun, I will preserve the data that
has been entered throughout the development life cycle. I can modify
the database and the application without risk of data loss. The only
risk of data loss will be due to catastrophic server failure and that
should be mitigated by the web host provider backup system.
Store condition and price for a particular firearm
at a particular point in time. NRA Grading standards are recommended.
If a single firearm is sold multiple
times then multiple occurrences of condition and price can be captured. Includes
pictures. This information is what is used to establish value estimates.
The contributor owns the price information that they entered.
Here are the steps to contribute to the Gun Identification and Value Database. Contribution of gun values and other information does require registration.
On the home page, click the "Contribute" button.
If you have not yet registered, click the register link and complete
the registration process. Proceed to next step.
Login with your UserID and Password and click the Submit button. As
elsewhere in the database, clicking the Reset Button will clear the
Once you are logged in, a whole new set of contributor buttons becomes
available for you to use. You can also edit your profile or log out
if you wish.
The buttons should be self explanatory. You can only edit data
that you own. Here we will step through the process for adding a gun value for a particular firearm.
Click the "Add A New Price" button. You are then given the opportunity
to pick the class of firearms to add a price to. Hint: you can
quickly type in the classID if you know it. Then click the "Select"
button to make your choice known to the server.
Next pick the particular firearm from within that class of firearms
to add your gun value to. You can quickly type in the Firearm ID
if you know it. Once again click the "Select" button to make your choice
known to the server.
Now enter the new price information and click the "Add" button when
you are done. As usual, you can click the "Reset" button to clear the
If the addition was successful, a confirmation page will appear and
you can add more price information for that firearm or add pictures associated
with the price.
You can upload pictures as follows. From the "Add Picture" screen
simply browse your computer for the picture you want to upload then, once
you select a picture, click the "Upload" button. A list of already
loaded pictures will appear.
Querying The Database
Anybody can query the database for gun values and other informaiton without registration. Of course, this means
the service is free. At this time and in the foreseeable future, nmCollector.net
can bear the costs of providing this service at no charge to the gun collector
Hopefully the query features are self explanatory. Just keep in mind
the structure of the database when making your query selections.