Welcome everyone to the 34th 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, decided the Eagle Mark II was a Hot Gat.
At this time the original auction remains up, but the seller has lowered the price to $2,200. Let’s hope this is low enough for someone to give this hot gat a new home.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a high capacity multi-caliber over and under. As is tradition, this caliber stacking gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $800.00 with No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Over/Under Thunder or Double Barrel Disappointment?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“If Robocop had a retarded little brother who’s a Fudd but likes Larping on weekends” – Matt E.
“the perfect gun doesn’t exis…..” – James Reeves
“This is literally the gun from Starship Troopers. I would like to know more.” -Luke C.
“Keltec really need to do this but mo’ better” -Matt M.
“Remember that cool toy we had as a kid in the 60s? Let’s make a real gun look like it. Nailed it” – Nick C.
“Crossfire? Crap like this happens when you cross the streams” -Giorgio O.
“‘That belongs in a museum!’ -Indiana Jones” – Doug E.
“1989 Shot show expectation: awesome semi auto. 1998 reality: Crappy slide action” – Rusty S.
Selling this multi-barreled gat is GunBroker seller PasadenaPawn, located in Pasadena Maryland. Let’s see what they had to say about this multi-caliber blaster.
Here is a very rare Crossfire MKI .223/12g combo gun that was only made from 1999-2001 in very limited quantities and is sure to be a rare collectible of the future!It actually is a pump action 12 g shotgun(2 3/4″ and 3″chambers)and a .223 Rem. barrel with a selector to choose which to shoot.These are very innovative,but the company is now out of business.This comes with the original manual,VHS tape,one 10 round magazine,three 30 round magazines and two Colt 20 round mags.It is equipped with a Firefield Mil-Dot 2.5-10 power illuminated reticle(Green works,but Red doesn’t) and red laser sight.Serial number is:OF000650.The shotgun magazine holds four+1.It comes with screw in choke tubes(Full &Imp Cyl).Shipping will be $30 in the continental US.We do not charge you any credit card fees.
If there was ever a gun that screamed “I was built in the 90’s!”, this would be it. The receiver looks like it could play the included VHS tape, and features like a safety mechanism where “Safe” is in the middle of the selector (probably not the best idea).
Looking past the strange receiver, and the rest of the gun looks semi-intuitive. Features like this exposed barrel seem relatively user friendly.
It is rather odd how the shotgun barrel ended up with chokes, but the rifle barrel lacks threads. Sort of looking at an upside-down Masterkey.
While the project may have failed years ago, it looks like a current production firearm. The stock has that state compliant look, and the rest of the gun has just enough accessories that look current. Even if the underlying design was deeply flawed, I still can’t help looking at this and thinking “I want one, but I’m not really sure why…”
What do you think? Is this multi-caliber Crossfire a Hot Gat or just a giant pile of Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Crossfire MKI .223/12GA is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: