Welcome everyone to the 107th 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 the Browning BDA was a hot gat.
At this time the original auction is still up with roughly five days remaining and a current bid of $712 and no reserve. We look forward to seeing this baby browning find its way to a new home in the coming week.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at an Enfield No 2 Mk1 made in Vietnam. As is tradition, this rare .38 S&W chambered gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $745 Current Bid or $749 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Collectible or Terrible Vietnamese Enfield?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Curious Gat is curious” – Matt M
“They could have copied the Webley that “inspired” the Enfield, instead…” – Giorgio O
“I’m kind of triggered because I kind of like this weird revolver… yet I know we’re supposed to be mocking it… Touche.” – Adam S
“Also available from this seller: a $125 Omaega Seameister, an $80 Guchi bag, and $35 Appel ÂirPods.” – Will P
“Its interesting, but not $745 worth of interesting” – Rusty S
Selling this rare Vietnamese gat is GunBroker seller FreeStateArms, located in Limington ME. Let’s see what they had to say about this copy of a British classic.
Here is an Enfield No2 mk1 chambered in .38 S&W. This is a very rare model made in Vietnam. It does not have English proof marks and it is marked MADE IN VEITNAM with a star. I have never seen one before. The gun condition is worn and there is some wobble but nothing unexpected from an Enfield. Everything is functional and should be safe to shoot though we have not tested it. The bore looks very good.
Used by the United Kingdom from 1932 to 1963, the Enfield No 2 is a classic break top British revolver. Well, at least we can say the originals are. While it isn’t an original, there is something uniquely intriguing about firearms that were copied by another country. Even if I’m reluctant to trust their quality.
Guns like this are hard to value, and it takes a real historical expert to gauge how much this should be worth. However, there’s one thing we can determine here, and that’s whether this is a hot gat, or fudd crap. So as always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Enfield No. 2 Mk1 a Hot Gat or some copied Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Rare Enfield No2 Mk1 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
Hat tip to Bradley L!