Welcome everyone to the 124th 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 Deadpool-themed Glock 19 was fudd crap.
At this time the original auction has ended with the Deadpool-themed gat selling for $905. Congratulations to GunBroker buyer Hballs25 on the purchase of what you’ve deemed a hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a fully functional self-proclaimed SKS assault lamp. As is tradition, this decorative gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,295 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
SKS Assault Lamp Edition
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“Whoever did this is getting coal in their stocking. Forever.” – Benjamin F.
“I’m not sure if I want this or one of those retro leg lamps more” – Luke C.
“If this doesn’t get you put on the naughty list nothing will” – Matt E.
“Not sure I’d pay that much for an SKS or a lamp, but if I did own it I’d repaint it in more of a fishnet stocking motif” – Rusty S.
“Probably safe to presume that mind-altering illicit substances were involved in the creation of this monstrosity.” – Will P.
“Crate & Barrel battlefield pickup. Restoration Hardware has the FAL version.” -Pete
“Whoever made this needs to have their eye shot out” – Mike R.
“IKEA Gärbäg” – Giorgio O.
Selling this very artsy gat is GunBroker seller leeoldpony, located in Bastrop TX. Let’s see what they had to say about this assault lamp.
Beautifully decorated Norinco SKS Lamp! Everyone should have one by their door or desk. Not just for looks. This is an fine shooting rifle as well. 15 seconds from lamp to bang bang! Reliable SKS receiver with bright barrel bore is bedded into stock, tuned trigger, and sling for accuracy with padded buttstock, bolt buffer and muzzle brake for shooting comfort. Might become your favorite rifle, mine is and why I made more. Two more are available.
Pyrography and artists oil pain decorated with Chinese designs of demon, dragon, and other scaries on this one.
FTF CHL or FFL transfer at local gun shop, bill of sale. Can ship to you in TX or your FFL. Text 512ninetwofour fortyeight 05 for more info.
Be the coolest kid on your block!
I have no idea where this paint scheme started, ended, or just whatever happened to this poor rifle. It looks like some modern art piece I wouldn’t understand, and would either get thrown in the trash or be worth millions. I do like how the listing even states “be the coolest kid on your block” and somehow implies having decorative guns disguised as household items is the new thing (who knows maybe it is).
At least as far as modified SKS’s go, this one isn’t that bad. Usually, these are riddled with Tapco accessories with all the original parts in a landfill somewhere. So having the original wood finish and sling is a nice touch.
Even if it doesn’t work, you could go old school and go after any would-be home invader with a bayonet charge. I’d assume you’d want to remove the lampshade first, but I’m sure it’ll work either way. Surely if this ever gets used in a home defense situation, it’ll be the first time the court has seen a rifle/lamp used for home defense.
SKS’s differ heavily in price depending on type and country of origin. As this is more of an art piece, who knows what the real price should be, and for that, we’ll just have to wait and see. Whether this is a hot gat or fudd crap, well that I leave that up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this SKS Lamp a Hot Gat or overpainted and ruined Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this SKS Assault Lamp is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
Hat tip to Christian A!