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Orion Shotgun

Orion Shotgun
« on: April 13, 2014, 11:45:39 PM »
Just picked up an Orion I in 20 gauge. Built by SKB Japan. It's like new. Zero dings or scratched on the wood or blue. It was built in 1998 and only had 100 rounds through it for shooting clays. I was wondering value. I got the gun and $235 for a Detonics 45 I purchased in the early 80s for $150.

Re: Orion Shotgun
« Reply #1 on: September 18, 2014, 08:01:41 PM »
I think you did well. I have a 20 and 12 of Orion II's.

Re: Orion Shotgun
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2014, 06:38:23 AM »
I don't know nothing about no Detonics this or that, but SKB built a dang nice shotgun for Weatherby back in the day.  I have one myself.  Its value? Hard to say - those web auction sites are a pretty good start.  In 2006 I paid $1000 for the last new one on the shelf at Sprt Warehouse.Congrats and enjoy.

Re: Orion Shotgun
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2021, 07:27:20 AM »
I've had the SKB 12 ga Orion and a SKB built Athena III 12 ga. I gifted the Orion III to an old friend years ago. Believe he ended up gifting to his grandson just before he passed on. The Orion new was $1200.00 gun IIRC. The Athena I still have and it's brought down a bunch of So Dakota roosters. FWIW, it's price was $2400.00 JM
« Last Edit: April 03, 2021, 07:30:49 AM by John McLaughlin »

Re: Orion Shotgun
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2021, 07:28:43 AM »
Probably should look at the post dates on some of these threads. JM