I'm new to shooting and about to buy a Hatsan Escort this weekend. I have read about the importance of cleaning the gun but I'm not really clear about which parts exactly should be cleaned/oiled? Also, is there grease on the gun I should clean off before use as I'm buying new?
The most important part to keep clean on the Escort, and other semi auto's, is the gas piston. When you remove the barrel, you will see a silver coloured gas piston. There should be a rubber 'O' ring at the end, make sure you keep this safe. Remove the piston and clean it with any good quality gun cleaner. I use Hoppe's 009 for this task. You must also make sure that the two gas inlets in the barrel are kept clear of any build up of poqder residue. You will see the two holes just where the bracket that holds the barrel onto the frame. There's plenty of videos on youtube that will show you how to do this.
Don't go smearing grease over the piston, as this will attract powder residue. To keep the chokes from sticking in the barrel, get some Copper Slip grease,available from all good car part shops, and smear some on the choke threads.
ive had 2 hatsans and to be honest they have not once jammed or misses a beat...cleaned well and a bit of oil ive put steel shot, allsorts down the barrel-shot geese to foxes never had a issue...in fact im looking on another website that sells guns to buy another..
As for oil, I used engine oil (diesel engine oil as it has a lot of detergents in it to reduce carbon build up). It doesn't burn off like the ones for rifle/shoguns do when put on the piston. When it come to cleaning its just a case of wipe off the old and apply new
Sounds like a good idea,I'll try that.I already have diesel engine oil so I'll save myself the trouble of having to get any other oil now. Got the gun yesterday,now I'll have to wait another week before I'll get to try it out next Sunday.