New popgun


Idiot Savant
I debated bragging about this one and then said to myself, "why not?"

The newest resident in the Orvis Gold safe is a Beretta Silver Pigeon 1 in 28 bore. She sports 28 inch variable choke barrels. Petite framed with a pistol grip and selectable single trigger. I haven't weighed it yet, but I suspect a sub 6 pound weight. Coin finished receiver, decent furniture, and a suitable pad.

I just happened to score a butt load of AA compression formed hulls and I'm stuffing some with 13 grains of 20/28 powder which should push the 3/4 ounce of lead at about 1200fps. Grouse should start saying their prayers soon, as the season is only 3 weeks away. Between this little girl and her big sister, the 20 bore RBL, no bird is safe this year.

With no further adieu...


Ron McNeal

Life's good!
I don't hunt and know very little about guns, but that is beautiful. Wonderful finish on the wood. The rug's not too shabby either.

Jim Ficklin

Genuine Montana Fossil
Very nice, Roper. Hopefully there's a bumper crop of aerobatic mountain chickens awaiting the christening. BTW, when shooting lead or NICE shot, I have had good results choking my 28 doubles improved & full.
What a nice addition. Almost too pretty to take out. I have an older 20ga citori that usually gets the nod for grouse work. It is short and light. Glad you and Chick could get together on the hulls. I will profit from the Fiocchi hulls that were in the mix when Chick is back on his feet. My 28 is an 870 so I like some hulls I don't mind losing.

Tool Fly

Active Member
Dang, that is sweet. I shoot a 686 Onxy in 12 ga. field grade and think THAT feels light. I can only imagine how nice your 28 will be in the field. Enjoy!