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Orion® I

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The Orion 1 provides the hunter with a smooth swing, whether the need is claiming birds or shattering clays. The low profile receiver creates a natural shouldering of the shotgun allowing the shooter to acquire the target faster. In 12 gauge and barrel lengths of 26” or 28” the Orion is a great field or sporting shotgun. The automatic ejectors throws empty shells clear and with the combined vent-rib with single brass bead front sight a shooter can quickly reload and be back on target in a moment.


  • 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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46 reviews for Orion® I

  1. bob

    looks great in safe

  2. glennsjr

    Finally got my Orion. Beautiful Gun, shoulders excellent,and recoil not bad at all considering it’s a light gun. Shot 2 rounds of skeet with it, my average is around a 20 or 21 shot a 23 first round and that all important 25 2nd round out. Have a few Weatherby rifles and love them all now I can add shotguns to my list.

  3. JvB

    I recently fired 1,512 12-gauge shells through my Orion in a single day in Argentina. Never a malfunction and I wasn’t sore the next day, thanks to magnificent ergonomics. Superb O/U.

  4. James Ambrose

    Bought this gun about a week ago .Went out and shot 2 rounds of skeet 21 and 23 the secound round.
    Love the feel of this Gun.

  5. terry

    Can’t be beat for the price feels great looks great shoots great it’s just a great gun

  6. Z Man

    I purchased this gun because I did not want to spend 3k plus on an over under. And what I got was a gun that is just as good as a 3k one. It shoots well and looks great and I could not be happier.

  7. Trout

    What a great gun, great price, great balance & a great brand. Couldn’t be more happy.

  8. BWD

    The Weatherby O/U is a superior shotgun for about a third price of the others.
    Have had mine for three years now and it still locks up tight and never fails.
    A great value for anyone needing a double barrel.

  9. Harold

    However, It does seem to be very tight and I have too almost struggle with opening and closing the breech dues to this situation. I am still working to get the correct lubrication to help with its operation.

  10. Lisa J.

    When I first received the gun it “was” very stiff and especially in the cocking phase but I was assured by others it would work in. After the first 100 rounds I brought it home and cleaned it and then noted rubbing tight spots. I got a light stone and polished these areas and lightly greased only where it’s needed and I have 250 rounds though it now and it opens and closes as smooth as any high end shotgun. Besides being a beautiful gun it’s a great shooter and gets plenty of good looks at the gun club. You truly can’t beat it for value, quality and performance. Plus it’s a Weatherby.

  11. Ashton

    I’ve had my weatherby orion for about a year and it shoots very well in skeet. I love the gun because, the weight, the look, and the overall performance. I think it is worth it because it keeps up with my dads browning citori for half of the price.

  12. Robert

    I love this gun. I do wish it came with a 20g option as well. Fit and Finish is perfect!

  13. Craig

    Straight shooter and an incredible value for the money. I see no reason to purchase another O/U.

  14. Hawkeye

    Been shooting this gun for one year. Great feel, no malfunctions. Wish they would make a 20 gauge for my daughter!

  15. Watson

    Please, please, please release a 20 ga option.

  16. Jody

    It’s the blue collar gun that out shines the white collar rivals. Great job on its make and handle!

  17. Robert Jacobs

    This is a beautiful little shotgun! I am now consistently shooting 25’s in skeet.
    Great looking, great shooting, and remarkable VALUE. Get one; it is great.
    I beat the club pro the other day; he shoots a $30K O/U.
    Customer service is great too!
    Thanks Weatherby.

  18. Rod

    Orion feels great and shoots true. Solid on the range and field.

  19. John

    Purchased this gun a few months ago and have put hundreds of rounds through it already. Love the weight and swing through of the gun.

  20. JTrapdog

    I’ve had this gun for 30+ years (got it at 18 Y.O.), so u do the math. Never had a single issue, have shot 25 in a row trap shooting, killed countless birds. Wouldn’t bat an eye at another one. Thank You Weatherby. Orion OU is the BEST gun for the $$.

  21. BobThor

    I just got my new Orion O/U and couldn’t be more pleased. The finish is just beautiful and the balance of the gun is phenomenal. For a O/U under $1000 there couldn’t be a move value for the dollar shotgun. It mount, swings, and shoots great. So please with this gun. It will quickly become my favorite. My SA-08 will be a close second.

  22. Fred

    I just picked up my Weatherby Orion. Wow. Beautiful shotgun. Fit and finish is perfect. I am going to have a hard time taking it in the field. Don’t want any scratches or dings.

  23. Jon

    Want the shotgun but need a 20 gauge. So I’m forced to look at the Stevens. Come on weatherby give us a 20 gauge!!

  24. Richard

    20 gage 3″ Mag. Best shotgun I’ve ever owned. Rarely misses and soft recoil. Best for lots of shooting

  25. Gap

    Nice gun all in all but wish it were available to 20gauge

  26. Doug

    I looked for this o\u for over a year, found it in a store three hours away, yes I drove It with a smile on my face. Excellent shotgun. Couldn’t be happier!

  27. Dennis D

    I love my Orion. I shoot clays every week and will put this gun up against any gun at the range. I feel confident that I will break my share of clays every time it is my time to shoot. I am proud to be an owner. Keep up the good work. I can’t wait for the 20 and 28 to come out. Please Hurry.

  28. RatherBeOutdoors

    I like my guns to look as well as they shoot. This gun is absolutely beautiful. Craftsmanship is excellent. I’ll be buying a second one for my daughter to go hunting with me. Looked at Browning’s, but there simply is no comparison for the price point. I hope this firearm enjoys a long run with Weatherby.

  29. TM

    This is a good quality shotgun that wont break the bank. Nice looking and built to last!!

  30. JWR

    Have put 800 or so rounds through this gun so far and it is absolutely flawless. It’s everything I expected and more. Buy one you’ll love it.

  31. J-Mo

    I just shot my orion on the sporting clays course for the first time. This gun is amazing. It already feels somewhat broken in, after only 100 rounds. Very smooth and swings beatifully. I was slayings clays with this thing. This was a great purchase!!!!

  32. sevoman

    very well made and nice looking shotgun. good weight at seven pounds. tang safety could be a little smoother and not slide laterally so easily. can get hung up in the middle. I have had this issue with a browning as well.

  33. Stebo222

    What a great value!

  34. ClimberClint

    My significant other bought me this shotgun and I absolutely love it! It shoots naturally and looks killer! This is a great shotgun ..and a for the price, an amazing deal! I’d recommend this shotgun to anyone looking for affordable quality. Performance would have been rated 5 out of 5 is I could have gotten a more complete choke set from Weatherby (as opposed to 3rd party). Regardless, if you can only have one over and under shotgun, this is the one you want!

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  36. Andy

    I own this shotgun at a pig roast about 15 years ago. I’ve put hundreds of rounds through this awesome gun. It’s so smooth and well made. Good job Weatherby!

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  38. HunterB

    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.

  39. Jimnquincy

    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!

  40. Aaron

    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.

  41. Dave A

    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.

  42. Rich

    A very good gun for the money ,It’s relatively light and accurate . Fun to shoot

  43. NP

    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

  44. Birdslayer

    One of the best O/U shotguns I’ve bought. Outperforms all of my $2000+ shotguns! Best hunting purchase I’ve ever made!

  45. K. H.

    I was all set to purchase a new Baretta silver pigeon and saw the Orion on sale at half the price. Liked the way it looked and shouldered better than the Baretta and bought it on the spot. The gun has performed flawlessly in the field and I am 100 percent happy with my purchase. Kudos to Weatherby for a great shotgun at a reasonable price.

  46. Ross R

    My brother was looking for an over under to shoot recreational sporting clays with me and to take hunting pheasants. He’d shot my Browning a couple of times and liked the feel of the O/U vs. his semi-auto but didn’t want to spend what I paid for my Browning. He researched economy grade O/Us and had picked out a brand that he was going to buy. His wife suggested to him that he take me with him since I had been involved in shooting and firearms training training for many years. We got to the store and were looking at the one he was interested in when I noticed the Weatherby Orion sitting next to the one he was planning to buy. I picked it up and found it had great balance, mounted nicely, was quick pointing and looked fantastic. I took the brand he was interested in from him and handed him the Orion and told him to give it a feel. He was sold immediately. The salesman tried to tell him the original one would be a better hunting gun because it was lighter but I pointed out that it had an aluminum receiver, didn’t shoulder well, and would hammer the shoulder over a couple rounds of target clays. Bottom line, my brother bought the Orion and is very happy with it. I went back and bought one for myself the next day because I thought it felt nicer than my Browning and would make a great upland gun for me.

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