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Old 01-01-2017, 07:16 PM
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I saw a post on Facebook from Legacy Sports International (the guys who import Howa 1500s) showing off the new additions to their 2017 catalog. One new product that I think we'll be interested in is what looks like a copy of the CZ 452 Military Trainer in .22LR, complete with tangent sights. I asked if they were made in Turkey and apparently they're being made by Hatsan. Their catalog lists MSRP as $229.

I know Turkish CZ pistol clones are pretty good, so hopefully these are too, especially now that CZ 452 production is ending for good.



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Old 01-01-2017, 07:30 PM
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will my 452 action and barrel fit in that stock?????
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Oh, that's very interesting. The suggested MSRP of $229 - if they hit the street at that price there may be a stampede.
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The question is, will Hatsan also offer lefties for anywhere close to that price? Even if they added a 50% surcharge, that would still be a good deal for a CZ452 clone in southpaw...

And the next question after that is, are the magazines compatible?
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Old 01-01-2017, 07:59 PM
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If they are anything like their Escort pump shotguns, I'll be in the line for one. I bought one when Academy ran a special on them, less than $200 out the door. Good looking gun with 4 chokes vent rib and a pretty piece of Turkish Walnut. On top of that it shoots good and has a real smooth action.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:10 PM
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Fella's;

I've gotta wonder is these are just another iteration of the Zastava made CZ99's. I'd have to say it appears as though there's a good chance of that being the case.

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Old 01-01-2017, 08:20 PM
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If they are anything like their Escort pump shotguns, I'll be in the line for one. I bought one when Academy ran a special on them, less than $200 out the door. Good looking gun with 4 chokes vent rib and a pretty piece of Turkish Walnut. On top of that it shoots good and has a real smooth action.
on the escort pump shotgun! mine also came from academy about 2 years ago, $200.20 GA 26" barrel. it is hard to believe anyone can mfg a shotgun of this quality for the price. these new bolt action rifles will be a true hit if they are as nice! even though I shoot lefty I will still buy one!! I hope Academy sells them, maybe they will be under $200.!! cant wait to see one, soon I hope.
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Old 01-01-2017, 08:22 PM
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Fella's;

I've gotta wonder is these are just another iteration of the Zastava made CZ99's. I'd have to say it appears as though there's a good chance of that being the case.

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would this be a good or bad thing?? I know nothing about the CZ99 rifle.
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would this be a good or bad thing?? I know nothing about the CZ99 rifle.
CZ99 is one model number for a rifle made in Serbia by Zastava. They are good rifles but have no relation to any CZ product, except the confusing model number. Remington, Daly, and a couple of other people have imported them, all with different model numbers, but the same basic gun.
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Old 01-02-2017, 06:13 AM
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Hatsan air rifles are pretty low quality. I'd not run to get one. Cheap price usually means ...
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Fella's;

I've gotta wonder is these are just another iteration of the Zastava made CZ99's. I'd have to say it appears as though there's a good chance of that being the case.

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From what I can see, the action and safety are nothing like the Zastava.

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Old 01-02-2017, 07:53 AM
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Hatsan air rifles are pretty low quality. I'd not run to get one. Cheap price usually means ...
Hatsan air rifles cover a wide price range.Most all get 4 out of 5 stars if not better.1200.00 for an air rifle is far from cheap.
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Old 01-02-2017, 09:01 AM
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Photos don't look like zastava. Look like 452. Hatsan may have bought tooling from CZ. That would be awesome. I will take one in 17hm2 please

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Old 01-02-2017, 10:09 AM
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It may LOOK like a CZ but I certainly would not expect it to shoot like one. No mention of "hammer forged barrel" either. Anyone can make a gun that looks like another. BTW, the Zastava 22 wmr I had actually could shoot with my CZ wmr rifles. The Zastava 22lr/wmr bolt is a typical cheesy mini 22lr bolt, not like a CZ bolt, but their metalwork is 2nd to none.
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It may LOOK like a CZ but I certainly would not expect it to shoot like one. No mention of "hammer forged barrel" either. Anyone can make a gun that looks like another. BTW, the Zastava 22 wmr I had actually could shoot with my CZ wmr rifles. The Zastava 22lr/wmr bolt is a typical cheesy mini 22lr bolt, not like a CZ bolt, but their metalwork is 2nd to none.
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Aside from nicely finished metal, I don't think that highly of the zastava's...Yes, I've had one. I think the BRNO/cz design is leaps and bounds better. So, going from that stand point, it makes this rifle much more interesting.

Also, who really cares about "hammer forged barrels"? There are extremely accurate barrels from every type of method used to make barrels.

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