Orion® I

Orion® I


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I am back by popular demand, and more handsome, balanced and durable as ever. The folks at Weatherby subjected me to rigorous testing to ensure my smooth, reliable performance. In their words, they built me to inspire the dreams of hunters and shooters everywhere. I know they succeeded, because Gun Dog Magazine recently agreed, saying: “A great gun for flushing pheasants, grouse and Huns because it seems to jump to the shoulder and allows for quick, consistent shots.” Awww shucks, I’m blushing.


  • Ambidextrous top tang safety
  • Low profile receiver
  • Automatic ejectors
  • Chrome lined bores
  • 3” chamber


  • “A” grade walnut stock
  • Prince of Wales grip
  • Weighs just 7 pounds


  • Matte ventilated top rib
  • Brass bead front sight
  • 26 or 28 inch barrel


  • Full
  • Modified
  • Improved Cylinder

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Additional Information

Product Line Orion
Choke Improved Cylinder, Modified, Full
Stock Composite
Pattern None
Sights Brass Front
Available Products
Gauge Barrel Length Chamber Magazine Capacity Overall Length Length of Pull Drop at Heel Drop at Comb Approximate Weight
12 26" 3" N/A 43 3/4" 14 5/8" 2 3/8" 1 5/8" 7 lbs.

12 28" 3" N/A 45 3/4" 14 5/8" 2 3/8" 1 5/8" 7 lbs.

Specifications subject to change without notice.


42 customer reviews

Average rating
(based on 42 reviews)
  1. Solid Field Gun

    By NP November 21, 2018

    Very happy about this gun. We bought it to have an extra field gun for friends and guest to hunt with. Carries well at 7lbs and folds birds like a champ. Would highly recommend this O/U

  2. Great gun for the price!

    By Dave A August 29, 2018

    It is my favorite shotgun. I have four. It is well balanced and just the right length and nice and light. Long enough for long range shooting and short enough for quick shots in the woods. I have the 26" 12 gauge barrel.

  3. Just purchased 2018

    By Aaron June 03, 2018

    Picked up this over and under and went out put 100 shells though it. Performed excellently good value and beautiful. Only wish it had come with a case. However SKB case fits well.

  4. Tremendous Value

    By Jimnquincy May 12, 2018

    I bought the Orion to take on a bird hunting safari to South Africa. I found the Orion fit and finish to be equal to if not better than its compeitors in $2000 range. The Orion performed flawlessly. For the money, there is not a better gun made. Buy it!

  5. Best gun for the money

    By HunterB April 29, 2018

    Finally got to shoot a round of Clay's with The Orion; throws good, feels great, looks even better. Best $1,000 market gun out right now. I can say the front bead is too small, besides that I'd buy again. Will hopefully have for a lifetime.

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