Weatherby Orion Ducks Unlimited 20 GA 26″ O/U Double Barrel Shotgun, 1987

SOLD FOR: $1405

LSB#: 210915JR02

Make: Weatherby, Japan

Model: Orion Ducks Unlimited

Serial Number: 87DU013

Year of Manufacture: 1987

Caliber: 20 Gauge 3″ Chamber

Action Type: Over / Under Shotgun with Single Mechanical Selective Trigger

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “20 GA – 3” / SOUTH GATE, CALIF MADE IN JAPAN”, the right side is marked “Weatherby ORION”. The top of the rib is marked “Ducks Unlimited” in gold cursive script. The left side of the mono block is marked “F / 797”, the right is marked “”C / C”. The bottom of the monoblock is marked “D06C”, “87 DU 013”, and “NP”. The forearm iron is marked with the serial number. The sides of the receiver are marked with gold inlay duck scenes and a small shield with a duck mark “DUCKS UNLIMITED” and three flags. There is decorative scroll engraving in the top of the receiver and lever.

Barrel Length: 26” with Ventilated Rib

Choke: The currently installed chokes measure Cylinder over Cylinder. An additional Modified choke is included.

Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a white bead at the front of the rib and a smaller brass bead midrib. The rib has checkering for glare reduction.

Weight: 6 lb 9.5 oz

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a rosewood capped pistol grip, finger groove forend, fluted straight comb, and a brown weave-textured rubber Weatherby buttpad. The pistol grip cap has a white diamond inlay and a white spacer. There are a few light marks from handling and storage but no major imperfections. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 13 7/8” & 12 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad and wood, respectively. The pad has some light wear but is supple. The drop at comb is approximately 1 1/4” and at the heel 2”. The cast is about neutral. The stocks rate in about Excellent overall condition.

Type of Finish: Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion.

Overall Condition: This gun retains about 99% of its metal finish.There are some light marks from handling and storage but no major imperfections. There is standard operational wear. The markings are clear. The screwheads show light use with strong slots. Overall, this shotgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly including the ejectors. The action locks up tight with no play. We have not fired this shotgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a Ducks Unlimited case, a choke wrench, a manual, the previously mentioned additional choke, and keys for the case.

Our Assessment: This shotgun was manufactured and designed in 1987 to commemorate the 50-year anniversary of Ducks Unlimited. The metal surfaces retain 99% plus original blue with gold inlaid ”DUCKS UNLIMITED” on the rib, gold ducks in flight on the left and right frame flats and ”1937 – 1987 / 50th Year” on the belly. The checkered walnut rosewood-capped pistol grip buttstock and finger-groove forend are excellent with an attractive sheen and subtle fiddleback figure. The gold trigger is single selective, the ejectors are strong and the safety is non-automatic.The barrel set is threaded for removable chokes and with the 26″ barrel length, this would make a great Skeet gun, it swings gracefully and is well-balanced. This one looks like it has hardly been used. Please see our pictures and good luck.

Weatherby Orion Ducks Unlimited 20 GA 26" O/U Double Barrel Shotgun, 1987
Weatherby Orion Ducks Unlimited 20 GA 26″ O/U Double Barrel Shotgun, 1987