SOLD FOR: $1035
Make: Weatherby, MFG by Nikko Kodensha, Japan
Serial Number: W000202
Year of Manufacture: 1977-1981
Caliber: 12 Gauge 2 3/4″ Chamber
Action Type: Over / Under with Single Selective Inertial Trigger & Ejectors
Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “12 GA – 2 3/4” CHAMBER”, the right side is marked “OLYMPIAN by Weatherby / SOUTHGATE, CALIF – MADE IN JAPAN”. The bottom of the bottom barrel is marked “NIKKO PROOF STEEL”. The left side of both barrels is marked “NP” in an oval, the top is marked “FULL” and the bottom is marked “MOD.”. The bottom of the mono block is marked “W / 000202”. The bottom of the left lug is marked “12-2 ¾” in an oval. The forend metal is marked “000202” and the wood is marked “0202”. The sides, top, and bottom of the receiver, the lever, and the forearm metal have scroll engraving. The top of the receiver is marked “W000202”.
Barrel Length: 28” with Ventilated Rib
Choke: Full over Modified, fixed.
Sights / Optics: The gun is mounted with a brass bead at the front of the rib. The rib has checkering for glare reduction.
Weight: 7 lb 10.1 oz
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stocks are checkered wood with a rosewood capped pistol grip, finger groove forend, fluted straight comb, and a brown vent rubber Weatherby recoil pad. The pistol grip cap has a white diamond inlay and a white spacer. There are dispersed light compressions, most noticeable on the belly. There is a small scuff on the left side of the wrist with a few lighter marks on the right. There is a tiny nick at the front of the forearm on the left. The checkering is sharp. There are no chips or cracks. The LOP measures approximately 14” & 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the rubber buttpad and wood, respectively. The pad has some light wear around the edge and is supple. The drop at the comb is approximately 1 5/8” and at the heel is 2 1/2”. The cast is about neutral. The stocks rate in about Fine-Plus overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bores are bright. There is no erosion in the bores.
Overall Condition: This gun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are scattered light handling marks and faint 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: None.
Our Assessment: While the name Weatherby has long been synonymous with top-quality centerfire rifles chambered for flat-shooting, hard-hitting cartridges, there have been a number of different shotguns along the way as well. One of those shotguns was the Olympian, manufactured from 1977 to 1981. This example is in beautiful condition retaining about 98% of its original finish with bright bores and sound mechanics. This would make an excellent shotgun for shooting skeet or a welcome addition to a Weatherby collection. Please see our photos and good luck!