Welcome everyone to the 96th 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 has a 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 by a massive margin that the Cowboys themed Glock was a fudd crap.
At this time the original auction has ended with the Glock 30 selling for $920. Congratulations to GunBroker buyer Dogman1986 on what he’s deemed a hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Custom Chinese SKS. As is tradition, this custom imported gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $461 Current Bid and No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Is this Chinese SKS Custom or Cursed?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“I’d like my SKS medium well, please.” – James Reeves
“This is what happens when regretful neck tattoos and firearms collide” – Rusty S.
“I knew it was going to be good as soon as I saw the desert digital camo” – Matt M.
“Pyrography poker and good taste not included” – Giorgio O.
Selling this custom Chinese gat is GunBroker seller DFWSSLLC, located in Grapevine TX. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom SKS.
Note: Item description has been truncated for length, and to not bore you with laws, limits, and statutes. For the full item description head on over to the listing.
Up for auction is a CUSTOM, CHINESE SKS, 7.62X39, WITH A 20 INCH BARREL.
INCLUDES ONE NEW PRO-MAG 20-ROUND MAGAZINE.
COMES AS SHOWN. SEE PICTURES FOR CONDITION OF THE RIFLE.
The hashtag “damn” on the receiver is like an open “Tell me you’re Gen Z, without telling me you’re Gen Z”.
While the SKS is certainly a great rifle, it does have its shortcomings in the modern age. The muzzle was never threaded (to my knowledge) on these Chinese rifles, so it doesn’t have the same customization ability you’d get from say an AKM pattern rifle.
This isn’t to say that you should modify an SKS. A sporterized SKS is like a ’97 Honda Civic with a body kit and an exhaust. It doesn’t fit any real purpose other than being a money pit, and you’re better off starting with something else. At least this rifle doesn’t have modifications that can’t be undone.
Now, I could very well be wrong. Certainly, this rifle will sell as it’s already received bids and has no reserve, but that still doesn’t answer the question. Is this SKS worth it for the price? As always I leave it up to you, the reader, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Custom SKS a Hot Gat or some burnt furniture Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom Chinese SKS is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
Special thank you to Scott for the tip!