View Full Version : Hatsan Escort Not cycling Properly

02-09-2012, 02:29 PM
Dear All,

I have a Hatsan Escort shotgun, that I bought two years ago, and have fired about a 1000 rounds through it. I used it on a shoot two days back, and I noticed it was not cycling properly. it would eject the fired cartridge, but but not load the new cartridgeinto the breach. The new cartridgewould come up, but the bolt wouldnt close shut, pushing the cartridge all the way into the chamber. This happened about 5 times during 70 odd shots.

So when I returned home, I disassembled the and found a lot of fouling inside it. The piston was extremely dirty, and the rest of the internals werent too clean either. So I first sprayed it WD 40, and used an old tooth brush too loosen the black gunk. Then I sprayed carb cleaner to blast way even the smallest speck of fouling, after I which I sprayed WD 40 again and let the gun drip dry. This process I repeated 2 hours later until it was absolutely clean, and the lightly oiled the moving parts, and friction areas with Hoppes gun oil.

Then yesterday, I used the gun again, firing another 60 cartridges, and once again it failed to cycle properly, and on three occasions I had to pull back the bolt to load the new cartridge. On my return home, I opened up the gun once again, and saw that the fouling was minimal.

Now the question that comes to my mind is that, why is this gun not cycling properly? I have been using local Eley cartridges in it. and I used them last year too without any issues.

Do you think its because of the cartridges, or am I doing something wrong, or is there something wrong with the gun.

I would appreciate your feedback, especially the gurus of shotguns such as Denovo, 12gauge and numerous other gentlemen.

Thank you!

02-09-2012, 02:34 PM
When I bought baikal I asked the shopkeeper for eley he told me eley would not cycle properly so dont use eley in the semiauto insted of eley use shaheen

02-09-2012, 02:40 PM
Did you check gas vents if these are clean n clear & piston seal if its not got brittle or cracked; trumti bro?

02-09-2012, 03:40 PM
nothing to worry about bro. just do a complete strip down. take the trigger unit out and clean everything inside out. spray carb cleaner inside the gas vents to open them up if they are blocked by gunk/carbon.

I hope it helps:



03-09-2012, 01:26 AM
Thanks for tips gentlemen. I shall follow your advice upon the morrow, and inform you of the results.

For whatever its worth, day before yesterday, I did clean out thoroughly, and went through half a can of Carb cleaner and WD40 each respectively. Cleaned the gas vents and the piston too. Tomorrow I shall take the gun fully apart, including the bolt and trigger unit, and then inform you guys of what happens.

03-09-2012, 01:46 AM
Wish you good luck bro