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Canatek Gunworks Pistol Box

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Post by Amanda4461 Fri Sep 08, 2023 6:50 pm

After looking at several BE pistol boxes recently, and finding gear that has been worn out from 40 or more years of use, yet folks place $350/to $450 sentimental value on them, I am ready to buy a new box. 
I keep looking at the Canatek web pics, and like what I see.
Outside of the steep price, are these boxes being used and are they of quality build?
If there are problems with the construction or customer service, I will keep looking. Compared to many of the used and often times worn out boxes that I have seen, the price for new quality is something that I can deal with. At least they cost less than a new Range Officer. Barely.
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Post by zanemoseley Fri Sep 08, 2023 7:53 pm

Personally I'd hold out for a nice condition used Strong Case made from aluminum. You could try posting a WTB in the commercial row here. Their pictures don't show a lock to hold the lid open but I didn't read their entire gigantic description.

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Post by Rotwang Fri Sep 08, 2023 8:44 pm

Their description says that each box comes with a clamp to hold it open and steady

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Post by brdrgrd Fri Sep 08, 2023 9:44 pm

This year at Camp Perry a carpenter by the name of Jason Steele had a beautiful 4 gun wood box for $350. The case was made of wood and was not very heavy. His number is 616-889-6438.

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Post by BE Mike Sat Sep 09, 2023 10:23 am

I have a 2 gun Precision Pistol Box that is in excellent condition that I'd sell. It has a Kowa scope and Larry's Guns scope mount with extended arm. I bought it not long before I retired from the game. Let me know if you might be interested.
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Post by bruce martindale Sat Sep 09, 2023 7:50 pm

Stickers are used to hold many gunboxes together…just sayin.

I just saw a poster for the Canadian boxes today and they did look impressive and innovative

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Post by WesG Sat Sep 09, 2023 8:58 pm

BE Mike wrote:I have a 2 gun Precision Pistol Box that is in excellent condition that I'd sell. It has a Kowa scope and Larry's Guns scope mount with extended arm. I bought it not long before I retired from the game. Let me know if you might be interested.
I might be interested if Amanda passes on it. Which Kowa scope? And what would you be looking to get out of it?

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Post by L. Boscoe Sat Sep 09, 2023 9:23 pm

I have one of the Canatek boxes. Very well built, not cheap.

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Post by Rodger Barthlow Sat Sep 09, 2023 10:38 pm

BE Mike wrote:I have a 2 gun Precision Pistol Box that is in excellent condition that I'd sell. It has a Kowa scope and Larry's Guns scope mount with extended arm. I bought it not long before I retired from the game. Let me know if you might be interested.
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Post by RuckusD Sun Sep 10, 2023 1:40 pm

To answer the OP's question, I bought one of these boxes about 2 years ago.  It's very well made, the hardware is good and the finish is first rate.  I wanted to be sure that the tray would fit my pistols, so I had several email exchanges with the owner/builder.  He was very responsive and obviously wanted me to be happy with the box.  The negatives - it's not light and the cost of shipping from Canada was significant.

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Post by targetbarb Sun Sep 10, 2023 7:12 pm

Amanda - maybe consider a non-traditional approach, especially if you may be transporting gear by air at some point.  If you send me a text at 9096413580, I'll send you photos of the Pelican case set up for my bullseye box.  A traditional pistol box gets HEAVY once even 2 pistols, ammo, mags, scope, tools etc are added.  Most weight nearly as much as my case (20 lbs), once gear is added they'll top out at 45+ pounds and don't have wheels.

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Post by Amanda4461 Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:17 am

Folks,
Thanks for the info!
I looked on fleabay for the umpteenth time, and found a few old Pachmayr and Hogue boxes for sale, so I bid on a couple. I have two being shipped at the moment. 
If the boxes work out, I save several hundred $$. If not, I’ll give them away at the range to a couple of youngsters, and buy the Canatek. Being retired allows options Canatek Gunworks Pistol Box 1f60b
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Post by DA/SA Mon Sep 11, 2023 7:56 am

Be aware that older boxes, such as many of the Pachmayr boxes, may not accommodate scoped pistols. Not enough height above the pistol shelf.

Keep looking for a Strong Case.
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Post by chiz1180 Mon Sep 11, 2023 8:55 am

I am personally not a fan using the gun boxes for transporting guns. I use them to keep all the things that I would need on the line, think oil, screwdriver, scope, sight black, ect. Using this method, I find the older boxes work fine. I keep guns in a pelican case. Two things to carry to the line but it splits the weight up a bit.
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