Newbie "D'oh!" on Hatsan Escort Shotgun

Newbie "D'oh!" on Hatsan Escort Shotgun

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    Newbie "D'oh!" on Hatsan Escort Shotgun

    I have the Escort MP model, which is supposed to be a 5+1 pump-action. I could not load more than 3 shells (2.75") in the tube. Since I misplaced the manual, I decided to look inside by unscrewing the end cap beneath the barrel. Lo and behold, there was a plastic rod in there which fell right out. Replace cap, and now a real 5+1.

    Anyone know why they would put that in there? As far as I know, we don't have any capacity restrictions on pump shotguns in NJ, so maybe it was a packing protection thing?


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    Just to EFF with you since you're from NJ



    Probably SOP to be able to ship to many localities which could have their own restrictions would be my guess.
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    That is to limit it to 3 rounds as per hunting laws in many states.
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    Should be a pin plug in the magazine tube accessible thru the forearm. Easy to remove. As stated, placed there to cover hunting laws.
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    Quote Originally Posted by msgt/ret View Post
    That is to limit it to 3 rounds as per hunting laws in many states.
    Yep that's it
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    My Mossberg 500 had one in there too. It's a hunting requirement thing as the other guys said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pgrass101 View Post
    Yep that's it
    That's 3 rounds total 2 in the mag and 1 in the chamber for migratory birds.If you are hunting migratory birds you can cut a dowel rod the length of 3 shells ,but make sure that you cannot get 3 shells in the chamber or it's a ticket
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    I use to hunt years ago..I had a high tech plug for mine.One of the big #2 pencils,lol.

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    Oh I got it out, it just fell out when I tipped the barrel downward. All is fine. I don't use it for hunting, so no worries there.
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    Don't all shotguns come with the dowel? The Mossberg that I got a few years ago had one and my Winchester from 1927 had one too. I removed both.
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