The Orion is nicely finished if you like glossy guns, and if you don’t like glossy guns, why are you looking at Weatherbys in the first place? They’ve always been glossy. The stock is fairly plain walnut, wearing a soft, sporting clays style pad with a hard insert at the heel. The monoblock has been jeweled, which is a classy touch. Metal surfaces are a deep, shiny black and unadorned except for “Weatherby” in gold letters on the receiver. As I said, the stock has the same graceful Prince-of-Wales lines of the SKBs, but the forend, unfortunately, is not so slim. In fact, it looks about like the belly of a big largemouth bass and the effect on the gun’s otherwise pleasing lines is jarring, to me anyway. Weatherby says they have plans to put the forend on a diet. Once that’s done, this may prove to be an excellent, good-looking value in an O/U, as the list price is $1,099. Turkey keeps promising to be the new Japan as far as gunmaking is concerned, and with this gun it may very well have taken one more step toward that goal.