Welcome everyone to the 31st edition of ‘Hot Gat or Fudd Crap?’, one of our many series here on TFB. If you’re new to the series, this is where we look at the most obscure firearms that are actually for sale and ask the question – is this Gat a sweet deal or only have Fudd appeal? Each week the TFB staff weighs in with their thoughts, but readers get the final say in the poll at the bottom of each article.
In our last edition, our poll showed that you the readers, deemed the cowboy themed F-1 firearms rifle to be cowboy themed fudd crap.
At this time the original auction remains up and while this Rhinestone F-1 awaits its new adoptive home. Just like all firearms, we at TFB can only hope that someone will find it in their heart to give this rifle a home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a confused AK-47 with a stars and stripes paint job. As is tradition, this star spangled AK is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2500 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Patriotic Pew or Russian Rickroll?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“No Hulkamania shirt included. No deal” – Giorgio O.
“It comes in a NATO caliber then, does it not?” – Eric B.
“Why would you ruin a Saige for this. This is Wasr 10 country” – Matt E.
Selling this comically themed gat is GunBroker seller vitalik, located in Portland Oregon. Let’s see what they had to say about this movie inspired AK-47.
BRAND NEW RUSSIAN SAIGA AK47 IZHMASH 7.62X39
AMERICAN FLAG THEMED CERAKOTE, SAME AS IN “THE PURGE ELECTION YEAR” MOVIE.
BRAND NEW NEVER FIRED.
CONVERTED, TAPCO TRIGGER IN ORIGINAL BOX WITH PAPERS.
FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US ANY QUESTIONS.
Buyer pays $30.00 shipping, gun will be shipped to your FFL dealer, credit cards +3%.Good luck bidding!
As someone with zero interest in “The Purge” family of films, I can safely say this is the most confused AK I’ve ever seen. There are some tiny details like the unpainted rear sight leaf that show an acute attention to detail.
For all its charm, I still can’t figure out why this needed to be done to a Saiga. I’d much rather see the end of this barrel threaded rather than painted.
Doing a deeper dive into the photos you start to notice the small flaws in the paint. Not that these are all that terrible, but for $2,500 I’d expect it to be flawless.
I do appreciate the seller disclosing all of these photos. This said, I don’t think they’ll help his chances of selling the rifle. Maybe I’m wrong and there are some die hard purge fans out there. I think this AK needs to have its paint job purged so it can be returned to its former glory. But hey, that’s just me.
What do you think? Do these stars and stripes make this a Hot Gat or is paint job just over the top Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Purge themed AK-47 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: