Shotgun Gunsmithing and Repair Services

Setting Up a Shotgun Repair:

Sign up to receive the latest gun news and tips from our expert instructors.In the tradition of providing our customers with outstanding customer service our gunsmith Jordan Smith, has over 30 years of experience handling all aspects of gunsmithing. You can rest assured your gun will receive expert workmanship from Jordan and your requested work will be handled in a timely manner. Call 802-362-7683 to make arrangements to have your gun sent for cleaning or repair.

Address to Send Shotguns:

The Orvis Company
Attn: Jordan Smith
4182 Main Street
Manchester, VT 05254

Orvis Shotgun Gunsmithing and Repair ServiceDo not write “Attention Gun Repair” or any other wording that could draw attention to the fact that the package contains a shotgun.

Shipping a Shotgun:

Shotguns should be shipped via Insured Registered Mail or UPS. It is important that the gun is packaged such that the individual parts cannot move within the box or gun case. Custom fit foam, bubble wrap, towels, newspapers or other such systems can protect guns sufficiently.

A description of the desired work, in as much detail as possible, should be enclosed with the shotgun along your name, address and phone number.

Gun Shop Procedures Upon Receipt of Shotgun:

Our gunsmiths will assign a repair number for your gun, complete a work order, and call you with an estimate. Upon request, the gun shop will gladly call you with the repair number. If the estimate is over $500, a copy of the work order will be sent for your signature.

Shotgun cleaning and lubrication is available upon request, with the price added to the estimate.

Gun Value/History:

The gun shop will insure the gun for its estimated value for return shipping. Upon request, our gunsmiths can also provide a written, notarized appraisal of the gun for a $150 fee.

Below is a listing for Orvis Custom Gunsmith services:

Strip, clean and lubricate your gun


Open chokes: Steel or chrome barrels
Lengthen chambers

Hinge pin or lockup

Lengthen forcing cones

Rust blue entire gun

Restocking: includes checkering and to dimensions:
Pumps and semi-autos

Rust blue barrels

New pattern
Recut old pattern

Hot blue rifles
Case coloring

Resoldering barrels priced upon inspection

Engrave initials in stock medallion

Refinishing wood: Refinish both butt stock and forearm
with hand rubbed oil. Finish, recutting original checkering
and complete cleaning.

Stock bending

Steam stock bending

Passive stock bending

Standard leather covered recoil pad

Plain recoil pad

Checkered butt

Extensions to correct length of pull