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#1 lampingking

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 03:30 pm

HI ALL, I AM THINKING OF BUYING A HATSAN ESCORT 3" MAGNUM SEMI AUTO 12G IN REAL TREE CAMMO, WAHT DO YOU PEOPLE THINK OF THESE GUNS, ARE THEY ANY GOOD OR NOT , ARE THEY RELIABLE OR DO THEY JAM UP, LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT YOU SAY thanks AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 04:37 pm

I have had one for two years, although i dont use it much now because i bought a Browning Maxus. The Hatsan is a good gun.. for the money. The only problem i had is the "O" ring at the top of the piston perishes from the hot gases, and will snap and cause a jam... regularly.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:06 pm

when you say regular , after how many shots, do you change it after every 200 shots or 20 shots. thanks

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:13 pm

Hi have one and to be honest, I am so impressed I would buy another just to have it!! Shot clays with it over Xmas, 50 clay cartridges and not even a sign of a jam. In fact, I've never had the gun jam. The "O" rings are 22mm x 2mm and can be purchased for 1p each, I get mine from a gas supplier for free. For 1p each, I simply change it every time I clean the gun not that it's needed.

The one I have is the Mk1 which people do say is far better than the Mk2, I can not say either way.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 05:55 pm

The ring only burns in one place right next to the two holes the gases come out from, so i used to turn O ring slightly every time i cleaned the gun. I replaced the ring roughly every 250 shots.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 06:01 pm

i bought my hatsan about 2 years ago now, i put about 200 rounds a month throught it and ive never had to replace the o-ring (im not sure if mines a mark 1 or 2).

the internal parts are starting to show signs of wear, i had to do a bit of fileing the other month to smooth off some burrs that had formed.

it will cycle anything from 21gr to 32 (thats the most ive put through it) with the occasional jam.

for the money i think its a great little gun.



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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:22 pm

i have never had a problem after 2 years and i use all sorts of rounds from 28grm for pigeon to 50grm bb's for fox.

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 08:38 pm

another :thumbs: for the hatsan from me, never had to replace the "o" ring, and the gun is well over a year old, gets used on a regular basis, you can cover it in mud,rain,blood, anything in fact, it'll carry on reguardless, and then a quick wipe over at end of day, or the next :icon_redface:
I used to clean it after every outing, but now, after every 2 or 3 :icon_redface: notice no difference what so ever
great gun for the price,easy to strip down (just look on u tube) and no worries if you drop it
yes you can buy better, but then I suspect you'd be fannying around anytime it got mud,dirt,blood on it

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 09:52 pm

HI ALL, I AM THINKING OF BUYING A HATSAN ESCORT 3" MAGNUM SEMI AUTO 12G IN REAL TREE CAMMO, WAHT DO YOU PEOPLE THINK OF THESE GUNS, ARE THEY ANY GOOD OR NOT , ARE THEY RELIABLE OR DO THEY JAM UP, LOOKING FORWARD TO WHAT YOU SAY thanks AND HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Only problem i had is the spring clip shown, which was changed under warranty.
Mine is the exact same gun and i have had for approx 7 years.Attached File  PICT0204.JPG   195.67KB   7 downloads

#10 lampingking

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Posted 31 December 2010 - 10:25 pm

7 years wow, does it often jam up. thanks for the reply

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 07:58 am

it has an awkward button you have to press to reload and deker had a brand new one explode on him.

if you can wait til you have saved a bit more i would get something better

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 08:27 am

7 years wow, does it often jam up. thanks for the reply

Never had one jam! only problem, i try to get too many cartridges in the magazine
which jams the spring and the cartridges get stuck in the tube!
Quick strip down job to release.

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 10:28 am

it has an awkward button you have to press to reload and deker had a brand new one explode on him.

if you can wait til you have saved a bit more i would get something better




Slight expansion of the facts ! Decker had a choke go [ not a rare thing on any make of multichoke ]

#14 lampingking

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 11:47 am

i am thinking of buying a semi auto, but i dont which one to buy wich one do you guys recomend , webley semi auto or hatsan escort, i am looking for a good reliable gun that wont jam cartridges, please tell me your past expiriences pros and cons. thanks

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Posted 01 January 2011 - 11:54 am

hi mate, all semi's will jam carts if theyre not kept "super clean". Ive got a webley 810 3 shot synthetic, brill gun wouldnt be without it but does jam if not cleaned regularly.
Word of warning.... i didnt realise how much of a pain in the arse they are to clean relative to an over and under.

Hope this helps.


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