Welcome everyone to the 56th 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 does it just 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 Freedom pigeon was a hot gat.
Shortly after the article aired the seller decided to lower the asking price for the freedom pigeon. That bold strategy paid off, as the rifle sold for $1,000. We don’t know who purchased the rifle, but congratulations on the acquisition of your new hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a set of retro AR-10 Pistols. As is tradition, this loud pair of 308s is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $6,800 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Awesome Flamethrowers or Akimbo Fugliness?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“The old adage, ‘Money can’t buy taste,’ is perfectly exemplified here. Imagine being able to afford these and not choosing something better.” – Will P.
“I’d tell the seller not to SHOUT. But I can fully understand why he needs to…” – Giorgio O.
The fact one had a carry handle and the other has a railed reciever is killing my OCD…” – Matt M.
Selling these sequential gats is GunBroker seller jwstumpy, located in Akron Ohio. Let’s see what they had to say about this set of shorty 308s.
AFTER 35-40 YRS AM SELLING MY COLLECTION OF RARE AND NEXT TO IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND WEAPONS, THESE ARE THE FIRST TO LIST! RARE SET OF 2 CUSTOM BUILD EAGLE ARMS BY ARMALITE AR-10 308 PISTOLS. THE BUILDER OF THESE BUILT THEM FOR BIG GAME HUNTER ONLY 5 IN EXISTENCE. ONE OF THE 5 MADE IN 308 CALIBER IS SUPPOSED IN THE RECORD BOOKS FOR LARGEST BIG GAME SHOT WITH A PISTOL. THESE WHERE TESTED WHEN BUILT, I HAVE OWNED THEM FOR 17-20 YRS. ONE I BELIEVE IS 10-12″ BARREL THE OTHER IS 8-10″ BOTH ARE STAMPED AS PISTOLS, ONE HAS PICATINNY RAIL FOR EASY SCOPE MOUNT THE SECOND HAS CARRY HANDLE WITH AR SITES. COMES WITH 20 ROUND MAG EACH AND SHOULDER SLING, BUFFER IS VERY STRONG HAS A LARGE FLAME AND RECOIL I WAS TOLD IS MIN. GREAT COLLECTOR OR HOME DEFENSE WEAPON, WOULD PREFER SELLING AS A SET BEING CONSECUTIVE SERIAL NUMBERS. ANY QUESTIONS FEEL FREE TO ASK. SALES TO STATES WERE THESE ARE LEGAL AND SALES TO FFL ONLY ONLY WANT ONE MAKE AN OFFER. BUYER PAYS S/INS.
Just like all hunting stories, I’m not entirely sure if I can trust this one. I guess the single point slings and scuff marks does give it a little more credibility. As AR-10 pattern pistols go, these do have that very cool “Eagle Arms by Armalite” roll mark on them. Granted it’s not as cool as the Hollywood California AR-15 roll mark, but cool nonetheless.
Maybe this guy was just ahead of the curve when it came to hunting with a pistol. I, however, would prefer to not set off a flashbang in front on my face when it comes time to pull the trigger. But hey, to each their own.
There’s certainly a market for retro AR’s of all flavors, but $6,400 does seem a bit high. As I can’t remember the last time I saw a retro AR-10 pistol (let alone a set) for sale, who knows, maybe this is the right price. As always, I’ll let you be the judge.
What do you think? Are these AR-10s Hot Gats or just some dated Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if these Eagle Arms AR-10 308 pistols are Hot Gats or Fudd Crap: