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Drache
02-11-2015, 01:28 PM
Just ordered a brand new Hatsan MP-T. Took it out of the box and the end of the magazine tube is making me wonder.

http://i.imgur.com/2AEWO03.jpg

It looks like the end of the tube was crimped. That black "plug" is attached straight to the spring. There is nothing to keep dirt out of the tube really. Pictures online appear to be different. As stands I can't figure out how to even get the tube spring out if the end is crimped.

Rory McCanuck
02-11-2015, 02:05 PM
"Every wire has two ends"
It must come out through the loading port in the receiver somehow.

Drache
02-11-2015, 02:09 PM
"Every wire has two ends"
It must come out through the loading port in the receiver somehow.

De Nadda that I can see. The tube is also glued in like most shotgun tubes, so screwing it off isn't really an option.

Kane63
02-11-2015, 02:12 PM
Is that a continuous tube, I thought those models came with a tube extension?

Drache
02-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Is that a continuous tube, I thought those models came with a tube extension?

Continuous ube

Kane63
02-11-2015, 02:17 PM
Continuous ube

Have you tried turning the follower 1/4 turn at the receiver end?

Drache
02-11-2015, 02:20 PM
Have you tried turning the follower 1/4 turn at the receiver end?

yes.

You get a spare follower in the box so there has to be some way to change it.

Kane63
02-11-2015, 02:23 PM
Then this is a strange beast lol. My only other advice, which you've probably already thought of, is to look at notches/grooves on the spare follower for clues.

lone-wolf
02-11-2015, 02:29 PM
Hacksaw

Dmay
02-11-2015, 02:32 PM
I unscrewed the tube in mine.....had to drill a hole through it to get enough leverage. Then cleaned the glue off the threads. They say theres a way to turn or twist that follower piece and get it out, but I've never tried...

CaperJim
02-11-2015, 02:43 PM
On my Escort, I use a flat screwdriver and push the cap in a little bit then turn about half way. Pops right out. Had to use Google to figure it out to remove the mag plug.

I'm also concerned about debris entering the tube. On the search for something to cap the end

Drache
02-11-2015, 02:56 PM
Ok so it just got weirder.

Took a close look at the end due to what CaperJim said. Realized there were two parts to the end. Pushed down the center which allowed this metal end piece to come out.

http://i.imgur.com/xzcHeyx.jpg

Though I had it figured out! Went to pull out what I thought was the end piece of the spring and instead pulled out this.

http://i.imgur.com/lwR1mav.jpg

I guess it's like a piece of doweling that some shotguns have to stop you from loading more rounds than you can hunt with I guess. But after pulling that out, there is still a plug at the end of the spring that cannot come out due to the crimped end of the magazine tube.

Kane63
02-11-2015, 03:03 PM
A pair of pliers on the knurling by the sling mount.

shadowwarrior
02-12-2015, 02:32 AM
I'm with Kane on this, my MPA has a cap on it but is shown on the Hatsan site with an extension so unscrew at will. Now I need an extension for mine so I can explore the grey area in mag capacities to help with 3gun.

Drache
02-12-2015, 07:53 AM
I'm with Kane on this, my MPA has a cap on it but is shown on the Hatsan site with an extension so unscrew at will.

There is no extension. It is a solid tube.

superbad
02-22-2015, 05:24 PM
for a second i was wondering where hatsan was located

Drache
02-22-2015, 05:44 PM
for a second i was wondering where hatsan was located

Turkey I think

Foxer
02-22-2015, 08:53 PM
for a second i was wondering where hatsan was located


Turkey I think


Don't call him a turkey, he was just asking where the gun was made.

Oh... wait... :)

SereneCarbine
03-08-2015, 02:02 PM
Yes you eventually figured it out, but you need to turn and twist the little disc thing to get access to the mag tube. Hatsans typically always come plugs in the tubes as well.
I own an Optima Marineguardnand multiple Escort MPs and pumps so have been around them quite a bit.

road kill
03-09-2015, 05:38 PM
Think i'll stick with my 870, i know how to take it apart and put it together.