With so many different brands and models on the maket, finding a gun at the right price is tough. So, we’ve given Mike George the hard task of listing his top 20 new and used guns for under a grand

Hatsan Escort Magnum semi-automatic shotgun

Hatsan Escort Magnum semi-automatic

Hatsan Escort Magnum semi-auto

Country of origin: Turkey

Price: £454 new

If you read some of the opinions on this gun on the forum section of our website you will get the impression that it is just about the ultimate knockabout multi-discipline gun. In other words, like many of the cheaper present-day guns, they have taken the semi-auto back to its roots.

It’s certain that, across the range, it can’t be beaten on price, and Hatsan seems to be the most prolific of the relatively new breed of Turkish gunmakers. If you visit Sportsman Gun Centre you will find a listing of 25 different Hatsan semi-autos, and the most expensive is only £568.99. It’s good to note that there are plenty of guns for left-handers. Most of the guns are suitable for clays, pigeon shooting, and general keepering duties.

The popular stock materials are well-represented with traditional wood, black synthetic and camouflage. There are also tactical shotguns intended for practical shotgun competitions and law enforcement duties. In addition, Hatsan makes O/Us, pump actions and air guns.

Second-hand rifle buying guide

Second-hand rifle buying guide: If you’re after a used rifle, Bruce Potts’ checklist will put you, not the salesman, in…

Note: the price of new guns was accurate at the time of writing but altering foreign exchange rates can cause rapid changes. Also, some gun shops offer discounts which can considerably undercut the prices quoted here.

With regard to second-hand gun prices, we have not quoted the cheapest prices we could find, but we have tried to take an average of guns in good condition advertised by gun shops. However, guns offered in private sales are often cheaper, but come without any guarantee and may not be in proof.

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  5. 5. Lanber O/U
  6. 6. Beretta Silver Pigeon
  7. 7. Beretta 682 Sporter
  8. 8. Yildiz Wildfowler Extreme
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  16. 16. Bettinsoli Diamond Line Sporter
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