Welcome everyone to the 83rd 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 Anzio Ironworks 50BMG was a hot gat.
At this time the original auction has ended after 34 bid bidding war that ended with a closing bid of $9,027. Congratulations to GunBroker buyer Barryerdman on the purchase of your certified hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at an HK 940 chambered in 30-06. As is tradition, this roller-delayed gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2,167 Starting Bid with No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Roller-Delayed Magic or Fudd Chambered Tragic?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Hot Gat, even hotter due to that HK05 QD Mount!” – Rusty S.
“As the owner of an excellent old.30-06 Remington 742 (my great-grandfather’s deer rifle), I almost feel guilty saying this about another same-chambered sporting semi-auto. But no doubt: hot gat.” – Will P.
Selling this sporting chambered gat is GunBroker seller anthonykr, located in Gurley AL. Let’s see what they had to say about this retro H&K.
Rare H&K 940 delayed roller lock semi-automatic .30-06! Nice hunting rifle based on the H&K SL7.
Date code of “IC” indicating a 1982 manufacture.
This rifle is in great condition. Stock has some blemishes you can see in the pictures, mostly from handling in the field.
Blueing is in 85-90% shape, slight splotches on the barrel and a very small rust mark on the muzzle brake.
Bore looks great.
This rifle comes with the rare H&K 05 QD scope mount and rings.
If you need more pictures or information please ask.
No warranty expressed or implied.
Gun will ship from an FFL to your specified FFL of which I will need a copy and address.
Will accept money orders, cashiers check, even a personal check but will not ship until they clear. Payment must be received within 7 days of auction end.
Remember Gunbroker now collects sales tax for some states.
Like most people, when someone mentions roller-delayed blowback, I think SP5/MP5. It’s not often that you see rifles like this HK 940 up for grabs. It has just enough of that sporting look, but with unmistakable HK features like the charging handle.
Based on the 7.62x51mm NATO SL7, the HK 940 is the long action variant. It carries over a majority of the SL7 features but in wooden sporting rifle configuration.
To accommodate for the larger cartridge, the HK 940 features a longer 24″ barrel. This is topped off by interesting flash hider/compensator slots built into the front of the barrel. As these rifles are very much not in production, I’m sure parts are near impossible to find. With that said, I’m oddly curious how the gun shoots and performs.
So is this retro HK chambered in 30-06 worth the money, or is this just a gun for the die-hard HK collector? As always I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.
What do you think? Is this H&K 940 a Hot Gat or two world wars chambered Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this H&K 940 .30-06 chambered Rifle is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: