The Orvis Gun Room

Written by: John Rano, Orvis Gun Room Manager

Ever since Orvis began selling guns in the early 1970’s, when we introduced the Orvis Wingshooting Schools, we’ve offered custom-fitted shotguns along with our completely handmade side-by-side shotguns. The custom-fitted shotgun program, unique to Orvis, provides the shooter a gun built to the shooter’s individual measurements. These measurements are taken by our skilled gun-fitters to insure your gun fits your specific build perfectly and, most importantly, shoots where you point.

While the custom programs remain the core of our gun business, we have expanded our shotgun offerings to encompass the Orvis Field Grade shotgun, available in over-and-under and side-by-side models in all gauges except 16; Caesar Guerini guns of the highest quality and beauty for production guns, viewable at our Flagship store in Manchester, Vermont or at our shooting grounds at Sandanona in Millbrook, New York; and our pre-owned English-made side-by-side guns of outstanding value, fully inspected by the Orvis in house gunsmith with 30+ years of experience.

We’ve been busy at the Orvis Gun Room expanding our assortment to insure that we have an assortment of guns whether you are a seasoned or novice clays or wingshooter. Check out the Orvis web site, visit one of our two locations, call (802) 362-2589 or email me, John Rano, Orvis Gun Room Manager, at and I’ll help you find the shotgun just right for you.

4 thoughts on “The Orvis Gun Room”

  1. John,
    I am following up our conversation of a few weels ago re: my interest in purchasing a Caesar Guerini Summit Spoting gun. You indicated that a gun would not be available until March but you would check further. I havs not heard back and am wondering about the status of my request. Can you please let me know the status. I am annxios to learn if I must go elsewhere.
    You can reach me by phone at 781 721 4037

  2. I was at he Orvis store to repair a broken Recon rod, and had a lively discussion with a gentleman form the upland room. We talked about side by side and then discussed technique. If its possible to find his name, he said he was an instructor, I would very much like to gey a lesson from him.

    Thank you

    1. I think I tracked down your mystery instructor: John Skinner

      Call 802 362 4155 and speak with Kyle. Ask specifically for a private lesson with John.

      Good luck!

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