Overall: 4.9 / 5 based on 10 reviews
10 of 10 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Great quality -
By: Midnightalmost from Maryland
Exactly what it looks like in photo in catalog and exactly what I wanted. Good craftsmanship
Well made -
By: Operahill from Michigan
Very nice. The wood is beautiful. My husband loves it.
Excellent Value -
By: KLHC from Tennessee
I purchased the Orvis gunning box. It is a beautiful box, very well made and looks impressive with the addition of the recipient's initials. It made an excellent present for a hunter/sportsman and was excellent value for the money spent.
Corp Gift -
By: JimQ from Los Angeles
Positives: Well built, well designed wooden box. Good detail on joints, drawers and lift out shelves. The finish is consistent and well done. Negatives: The brass on the handles and the locks was different. The handles was antique brass and the locks polished. The box it was shipped in was totally inadequate, causing the box to have its edges a little dinged.
Excellent Product - Great Anniversary Gift! -
By: mak19122 from Spring TX
Purchased this box as a 25th anniversary present for my husband. The box is very well made with gorgeous wood. This is made like good furniture and extremely heavy so when you utilize the feature to hold the gun, you do not have to worry about the box tipping over from the weight. My husband, an avid sporting clays competitor, was thrilled with his gift. I had his initials and "25" (for 25th anniversary) engraved on the plate. I wanted a second plate to engrave the dates or a sentiment but it was not offered. Only allowed 1 plate per box and 6 characters/spaces of engraving. (Maybe Orvis can offer this option in the future by allowing a second plate or a larger one to include more info). Also, when I received the shipment, the box was almost destroyed. If it had not been for a small amount of bubble wrap and the quality of the wood box itself, this shipment would have been damaged. Suggest a heavier box, more bubble wrap and better tape for heavy shipments. I am extremely happy with this item and highly recommend it.
Terrific Gift -
I bought this box for my husband, who absolutely loves it. It was so amazing to find something he wanted that he didn't even know he wanted! He is very impressed by the quality, usefulness and beauty of the box. I hit a home run! Thank you, Orvis.
Gunning Box -
I purchased the Gunning Box for my husband as a 30th Anniversary gift. He's hard to shop for and already has everything he needs (the garage is like a sporting goods store!), but he really likes this beautiful box. It's well made and with the personalization it's quite elegant. It's great the way it holds a gun up in place for cleaning. He has already moved his gun cleaning supplies into it ,and it is a nice addition our great room where he usually sits in front of the football game while cleaning guns.
By: Kazytc from Lancashire UK
I bought this for my business partner's 70th main birthday present, hoping that he would like it. He was thrilled to bits with it and tells me that it will also be useful as a fishing box in that he can rest his fishing rod in the gun holders whilst he is threading the line through the hoops, cleaning it and assembling it, since there doesn't appear to be a product for doing this currently on the market! So this amazing box will not have a dual purpose! The quality and craftsmanship of the box is fantastic, such attention to detail what with the first rate dovetailing and engraved and initialed brass plate I opted to have added to it. The service was fantastic as well and this was apparently made and shipped over from the USA and well packed and in mint condition despite this. Well worth the money and a must for any keen sportsman into shooting and perhaps fishing too! Thanks millions you made a special 70th birthday that much more special! I will shop with you again!
High quality box! -
By: Menzies from Dallas
I bought this box for my husband last christmas and spent the money unsure if I was making a mistake. Well, I was more than impressed with the quality of this item as was my husband. I also had it personalized which was printed on a smooth and classy brass plate. I certainly see him handing this down to our son in the future. Thanks!
|Solid Maple Gunning Box|
By Jim Lepage, Vice President, Orvis Fly Fishing
If you’re like me and a lot of other hunters, the box you keep your gun cleaning accessories in might just be one that you hide in the bottom shelf of the work room or in a closet. Maybe it’s not even a box, but a bunch of drawers throughout the house, so your cleaning supplies are always scattered and hard to find, especially when you need them most.
I admit, my own gun cleaning accessories used to be scattered all over the place or hidden away because the box I kept them in wasn’t anything I, or my wife, wanted hanging around in sight. But with all the grouse, woodcock, ducks, deer, and turkey hunting I do, I learned pretty quickly just how important a great gunning box can be to save you time and to help do a great job at cleaning your guns.
When I designed the Orvis Solid Maple Gunning Box, I wanted a box that had the storage, trays, locking drawer, and stable gun stand any avid hunter wants to keep his supplies organized and gun secure when cleaning it. But I also wanted a box that was handsome and solidly built, as well-crafted as a fine piece of furniture, not something you hide in the closet.
At first, I’d looked on the market for such a box. But I couldn’t find one. I’d find a lot of storage on one box, solid drawers on another box, a box that functioned ok but lacked good looks, but nothing that had it all. Finally, I decided the box I wanted needed an Orvis design. A design that drew on the expertise and passion of my fellow hunters at Orvis. Having just left Pratt and Whitney, putting together a blue print for a gunning box seemed like it would be much easier than designing prints for jet engines. But I quickly realized that when you give passionate hunters a chance to get together to discuss the features needed for the ultimate gunning box, and in addition to make one that deserves a place in the center of a game room, well, that’s a challenge of high order.
This box meets that challenge.
It’s such a fine piece, I keep mine right out in the living room. You’ll be proud to leave yours out in your den, living room or library, too. It’s a great complement to a room with gun cabinets or bookshelves with decoys and wildlife art; it’s a piece you’ll care about as much as you do your guns and other quality gear.
Crafted of solid maple — not soft pine as are many other boxes — it holds up to years of use, and it resists scrapes and scuffs when you’re cleaning your gun on it. Plus, it has that gorgeous cherry finish that develops a fine patina that just gets better and better looking with age.
But unless you’re a drake wood duck, you can’t rest on good looks alone. That’s why the Solid Maple Gunning Box functions better than any gunning box to make organizing your supplies and cleaning your gun easier than ever. It features:
• A stable, hinged gun stand with felted mounts that holds and protects your gun securely for cleaning; stows under a handy removable top; is part of the gun box so it’s always on hand, can’t be lost, and never needs to be inserted into slots as most others do
You’ll find that your Orvis Solid Maple Gunning Box is not just the best way to organize your gun cleaning supplies, nor the best place to set your gun when cleaning it. It’s a fine addition to the guns, decoys, and other sporting gear and art you’ve treasured for years. It’s truly an heirloom piece to be enjoyed, appreciated, and used for generations to come.