Welcome everyone to the 120th 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 Charter Arms Explorer II was fudd crap.
At this time the original auction remains up with the Explorer II still up for grabs. We hope this retro .22LR pistol finds its way to a new home in the near future.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Mammoth tusk gripped 1911. As is tradition, this over-the-top custom 1911 build is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $5,800 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Is this Mammoth Tusk Clad 1911 a Monster or Monstrosity?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“If Joe Exotic had mammoths instead of tigers” – Matt E.
“In a galaxy far, far away … it’s still hideous” – Adam S.
“I love that the engraver was not aware the pistol was supposed to have grips” – Giorgio O.
“I’m worried that the demographic that this appeals to is becoming extinct.” – Doug E.
“I’m disappointed in the seller. If I had blue fossils anywhere on a gun, there’s no way I wouldn’t refer to it as vivianite and leave the plebs to scratch their heads.” – Rusty S.
Selling this very boujie gat is GunBroker seller Dscgunworks, located in Holland MI. Let’s see what they had to say about this very custom Wilson Combat build.
Found new old stock Wilson Combat carbon steel frame from estate sale was this bare raw not built , Wilson Combat confirmed from the #00118 serial number was from 1994 and pre dates anything supergrade and the “WCO” 1996-2005 so that makes this even more rare collectors quality, built from ground up by Dscgunworks.com, front strap checkered 20 lpi without undercut trigger guard which is correct for early frames, color case hardened, hand engraved by an army veteran, Wilson bulletproof
85% into this build, what’s not is Stan Chen Magwell, geppert adjustable trigger, extreme engineering ignition components, contour blended guncrafters gold bead front sight, slide is bar stock hand fit tight, rear facing operator is hand serrated to match the Wilson adjustable target rear, flattop is fine serrations,blue nitre grip screws hold hand made hand fit mastodon mammoth tusk fossil blue grips bonded to g10 backers, all black components are DLC coated with flats and controls left reflective with matte counter surfaces , comes with x1 Wilson Combat 47d magazine ……. god bless our nation our troops and god bless our law enforcement and first responders……
ships to ffl only
buyer pays $50 shipping
not a Wilson Combat built or nighthawk custom guncrafters cabot sti svi infinity 2011 Dan Wesson colt Damascus caspian alchemy Ed Brown jem etc. this is Dscgunworks built thanks
I appreciate an expensive over-the-top 1911 about the same way I appreciate luxury European cars. I have a profound appreciation for luxury and attention to detail, but it just looks like something I’d have to worry about constantly.
Assuming these grips are made from real mammoth (and not some strange modern art piece), I’d have zero desire to take this to the range. It either becomes a safe queen or should be donated to a museam. Maybe.
That maybe stems from the fact that this isn’t a real Wilson Combat. As much as I’d like it to be, this gun was built using Wilson Combat parts, and not by Wilson Combat themselves. So now I’m more concerned about whatever fancy jams might stem from this 1911.
In all seriousness, the Wilson Combat 1911’s are some of the smoothest shooting 1911’s I’ve ever shot. So operating under the assumption that this one is close in internal fit and finish to those I’ve fired, I bet it’s awesome. Throw in the flared magwell and adjustable sights, and I’m sure this gun could drive nails.
So what are custom builds like this worth on the second-hand market? Are you willing to roll the dice for those grips and that engraving or would you rather just buy something directly? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Mammoth Clad 1911 a Hot Gat or some overdone Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this 1911 Custom Built Wilson Combat Mammoth Tusk is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: