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Hatsan escort.

#1 Post by Nath » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:56 am

So I got it in my head that I need an alternative to my rimfires for night work!
It's getting more difficult to aim a rifle, especially on a windy night and raining!
So I thought a 3" auto shotgun maybe the answer so got a used but in excellent condition Hatsan escort with plastic wood look alike stock.
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I got some Fiocchi 3"#0 shells 52g and yep it works.
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About 50yd shot. Oh and by the way, that fox ate all my wild pheasants nearly and I been after it for nearly 9 months!
Turns out that with the stock shim fitted it fits like glove and wing shooting is easy with it.
Any way, thought I would show you.

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#2 Post by gamekeeper » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:09 am

Semi auto shotgun is the only type I've never owned, often been tempted though... maybe one in 20 gauge someday.
Well done getting that wiley old fox, the ones that do the most damage are often the hardest to get.. :wink:
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#3 Post by .45colt » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:10 am

Great Job Nath!!, one thing the Turks know how to build is a semi auto shotgun. I went out on a limb last year and got a Tristar G2 Viper, 28 gauge. the little gun is stocked right and runs like a clock. Glad you got that one.

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#4 Post by Nath » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:11 am

gamekeeper wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:09 am
Semi auto shotgun is the only type I've never owned, often been tempted though... maybe one in 20 gauge someday.
Well done getting that wiley old fox, the ones that do the most damage are often the hardest to get.. :wink:
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Great Job Nath!!, one thing the Turks know how to build is a semi auto shotgun. I went out on a limb last year and got a Tristar G2 Viper, 28 gauge. the little gun is stocked right and runs like a clock. Glad you got that one.
Those little 28's are so petite and pack a punch don't they.
The cyclic sensation of this escort is sweet, barely noticeable. I am quite sensitive to some actions and find them off putting but this is slick and fast.
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#5 Post by M. M. Wright » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:38 am

Way to go friend. Glad you were able to outsmart Reynard. Happily you like the auto but I'm a fancier of pumps. Especially 16ga.
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#6 Post by Nath » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:16 am

M. M. Wright wrote:
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Way to go friend. Glad you were able to outsmart Reynard. Happily you like the auto but I'm a fancier of pumps. Especially 16ga.
Me to friend but for night work with flashlight in hand etc :wink:
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#7 Post by Grizz » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:09 pm

I like that one. I can't take a semi-auto through Canada to get to Alaska, so stuck with pumps.

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#8 Post by KirkD » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:19 pm

Glad you finally got that fox!
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#9 Post by Pete44ru » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:12 pm

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Dance with who brung ya ! Niiice, Nath ! . :)

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#10 Post by Sixgun » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:14 pm

I've known hordes of fox hunters in my time and none of em compare to Nath. Well done Nath!

But.....you know.....some things never get old, like farting in your buddies face while he is laying down.....so,,,,....why the change in the look ? I wanna see the grimace. :D ---6
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#11 Post by Nath » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:39 pm

Sixgas wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:14 pm
I've known hordes of fox hunters in my time and none of em compare to Nath. Well done Nath!

But.....you know.....some things never get old, like farting in your buddies face while he is laying down.....so,,,,....why the change in the look ? I wanna see the grimace. :D ---6
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#12 Post by Tanqueray » Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:55 am

I’ve had two of these Hatsan/Escorts, one 20g one 12g, both pump action. Despite the price tag both performed flawlessly. Got rid of them as they weren’t my cup of tea from an aesthetic point of view.
This is what I have now, an old Angelo Zoli 12g:

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#13 Post by Nath » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:14 am

Tanqueray wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:55 am
I’ve had two of these Hatsan/Escorts, one 20g one 12g, both pump action. Despite the price tag both performed flawlessly. Got rid of them as they weren’t my cup of tea from an aesthetic point of view.
This is what I have now, an old Angelo Zoli 12g:

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Where abouts is that?

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#14 Post by Tactical Lever » Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:32 am

Grizz wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:09 pm
I like that one. I can't take a semi-auto through Canada to get to Alaska, so stuck with pumps.
Sure you can! Semi autos aren't illegal in Canada. Some may be on the prohib list however, and "big" box mags may need to be pinned.
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#15 Post by Tanqueray » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:01 am

Nath wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:14 am
Tanqueray wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:55 am
I’ve had two of these Hatsan/Escorts, one 20g one 12g, both pump action. Despite the price tag both performed flawlessly. Got rid of them as they weren’t my cup of tea from an aesthetic point of view.
This is what I have now, an old Angelo Zoli 12g:

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Cool.
Where abouts is that?

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#16 Post by Nath » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:03 am

Ahhh. I wondered if so :D
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#17 Post by Grizz » Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:11 am

Tactical Lever wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:32 am
Grizz wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:09 pm
I like that one. I can't take a semi-auto through Canada to get to Alaska, so stuck with pumps.
Sure you can! Semi autos aren't illegal in Canada. Some may be on the prohib list however, and "big" box mags may need to be pinned.
THANKS ! I will check that out! I would like to have a semi-auto version of the pump gun I take through Canada. While they may be legal in Canada for Canadian residents, are you sure they are legal to "import" into Canada by foreigners? My pump gun is a chicom parody of the Remington and well liked by the Customs guys...

I put an AR stock on mine for convenience...
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#18 Post by Tactical Lever » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:42 am

Grizz wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:11 am
Tactical Lever wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:32 am
Grizz wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:09 pm
I like that one. I can't take a semi-auto through Canada to get to Alaska, so stuck with pumps.
Sure you can! Semi autos aren't illegal in Canada. Some may be on the prohib list however, and "big" box mags may need to be pinned.
THANKS ! I will check that out! I would like to have a semi-auto version of the pump gun I take through Canada. While they may be legal in Canada for Canadian residents, are you sure they are legal to "import" into Canada by foreigners? My pump gun is a chicom parody of the Remington and well liked by the Customs guys...

I put an AR stock on mine for convenience...
Anything that a Canadian can own would be able to be shipped through, except prohibited class guns that exist through "grandfathering" otherwise known as "delayed theft".

Just a few simple nonsensical rules apply. A semi-auto with a barrel at least 18.5" is generally non restricted, meaning travelling with it unloaded hanging in the back window of the truck is OK (just don't "store it" like that). A semi auto, with a barrel shorter than that made from a barrel from the factory that comes that long is generally restricted, and you can get a shotgun with an 8" barrel, and it is still just restricted. These have to be transported with a trigger lock and with gun case locked (unloaded) because of their super deadliness. They can be uncased only at an approved range, gunsmith, or dwelling. You also need an authorization to transport. Now if you cut that barrel down to 18.4" then it would be restricted, and if you cut it below 18" I believe that makes it go prohib..

Now if you are talking manually operated actions, you can get a factory made barrel in whatever length you want as long as the gun is not shorter than 26" (IIRC) and able to be shot in that condition like having a side folder that "locks out" the trigger or action. You can legally modify that barrel if longer, down to 18". Shorter I believe makes it restricted, but only if you cut it down. But the factory made pumps with 12" barrels are all non restricted.
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#19 Post by Grizz » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:27 am

thanks for this info.

questions to clarify

is shipped through the same as imported? the paperwork to get the gun into the country, both via boat and vehicle, means registering the firearm and acquiring a registration number for it, with a time limit for that certification. this is based on entering Canada twice with a firearm.

also, according to the paperwork, I am not carrying the firearm, I am transporting the firearm. this is a big deal to Canadian Customs. by, "shipped through" do you mean transporting?

when I am in Canada transporting my legal firearm I can use it if necessary to stop say a charging moose or bear or lion, something like that. I think.

thanks so much for the input. I'd like to have a self-loader if the nice officers of the state will permit it.

I talked at length with a high-level lawyer in the East concerning the details and specific meaning of words to be certain my flare gun is legal on my boat. There is wording that could land someone in prison if the wrong flare device is "imported". The GOTCHAs are in the details of the legal code and how it is chosen to be inforced.....

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#20 Post by Tactical Lever » Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:09 am

Grizz wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:27 am
thanks for this info.

questions to clarify

is shipped through the same as imported? the paperwork to get the gun into the country, both via boat and vehicle, means registering the firearm and acquiring a registration number for it, with a time limit for that certification. this is based on entering Canada twice with a firearm.

also, according to the paperwork, I am not carrying the firearm, I am transporting the firearm. this is a big deal to Canadian Customs. by, "shipped through" do you mean transporting?

when I am in Canada transporting my legal firearm I can use it if necessary to stop say a charging moose or bear or lion, something like that. I think.

thanks so much for the input. I'd like to have a self-loader if the nice officers of the state will permit it.

I talked at length with a high-level lawyer in the East concerning the details and specific meaning of words to be certain my flare gun is legal on my boat. There is wording that could land someone in prison if the wrong flare device is "imported". The GOTCHAs are in the details of the legal code and how it is chosen to be inforced.....
Not sure if shipped through would be the same as importing. I wouldn't think that the gun would need to be registered, unless it is a restricted class gun.

By shipped through, I did mean transporting.

You can use any means at your disposal to stop charging wildlife, and 2 legged predators. But if you use a restricted gun, then it might get complicated, when you have to start explaining how you unlocked 2 locks, and got the ammunition loaded while being in imminent danger. Camping in remote areas, it would be a lot more accepted that your non restricted gun, would be loaded and handy.
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#21 Post by Ysabel Kid » Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:51 pm

KirkD wrote:
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Glad you finally got that fox!
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The first shotgun I got for Y2K was a 20-gauge Hatsan Escort pump. Good gun! :D
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