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Cleaning a Hatsan Escort

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    Morning all,

    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?

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    You will get a manual with it.

     

    But don't get too concerned about cleaning, most break before the first clean is required! :D:lol::lol:

     

    Good luck! :good::good:

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    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.

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    Thank you. Is there a cleaning kit you could recommend?

     

    There's plenty of 12 gauge cleaning kits available. I use a 3 piece rod set, and paid around £10 for it many years ago.

     

    Something like this should suit your needs. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Shotgun-Barrel-WOOD-CLEANING-KIT-12g-12-Gauge-Bore-Rods-Brushes-Pull-Through-Mop-/230740946523?pt=UK_SportingGoods_Hunting_ShootingSports_ET&hash=item35b93b6e5b#ht_1749wt_1203

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    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..

     

     

     

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    make the sure the escort you buy new has the extended chokes, that way you will know if its the newest model, also the newer ones have differnt style forend with differnt chequering

     

    watch these,

     

     

    yes they might be older models but there basically the same except for the o ring in the end cap, which newer ones dont have

    for the 2 holes in the barrel you can clean them with pipe cleaners, those material things on a very thin wire that bend, they use them in arts and crafts aswel, plenty cheap on ebay!

    with that cleaning kit listed above you will need to buy some gun oil and bore cleaner aswel

    good luck :D

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    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

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    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.

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