Welcome everyone to the 135th 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, deemed the Colt Sheriff’s Model to be a hot gat.
At this time, the original auction is still ongoing with a current bid of $2,025, and roughly five days remaining. With no reserve, it’s anyone’s guess who will take home this certified hot gat.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at an American Derringer chambered in .25 ACP. As is tradition, this engraved pocket gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $1,299 Current Bid, or $1,699 Buy It Now.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Classy or Tacky Carry?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“If you really go NOWHERE without a gun, this is the best choice to go underground with” – Giorgio O.
“I like .25acp. But that’s too expensive. They should be cheap since is a stupid cartridge. That I just happen to have a life time supply of” – Nick C.
“The kind of gun that says “deep concealment” while also screaming “LOOK AT ME”” – Hop
“This is what the trailer park boys think a Tuxedo gun is” – Ben F.
“If you recently expanded your meth operation to include two new trailer parks, this piece is for you.” – Will P.
“The engraving is worth more than the gun” – Tim C.
“The little pot leaves all over the gun really tie the whole thing together.” – Lucas D.
“A true collector’s item. That is, if you collect gaudy, pointless firearms.” – James Reeves
Selling this custom pocket gat is GunBroker seller deadeyeproductions, located in Austin TX. Let’s see what they had to say about this heavily engraved American Derringer.
American Derringer .25acp fully Engraved Stainless Steel with Dark Walnut Grips.
This gun is in excellant new condition and has what is considered Full coverage hand Engraving. See photos for accurate description of finish.
-1 6 round mag
– hard case
This gun has been function tested and not fired. All sales final. Feel free to ask any additinal questions before purchasing.
Very important note please read!!!!
For Residents of CA,CT,DE,DC,MA,NJ and NY, please check with your local laws for restrictions before ordering any ammunition and Firearms. It is your resposiblity to make sure you can have the firearm shipped to your state!!! I can not stress this enough. If you bid on the firearm you better make sure you can have it shipped there and own it. For all buyers/ bidders from these states listed above that break that rule and make me have to relist a gun, and file a credit claim on you, you will be charged an addinional 40% of the final selling of the item for wasting my time and efforts. I will not tollerate these bidders/buyers, I simply do not have the time in my days for dealing with this stuff due to experiance.
There will still be the additional 10% charge on the final selling price mentioned additional item info. total of 50% charge for non-paying bidders and buyers.
AK and HI will require additional shipping charges, please call for a addinal quote I will add to your final.
The American Derringer comes in a few different variants, but this .25 caliber one is the LM5. The LM5 is a magazine-fed blowback-operated semi-automatic. It features a frame-mounted thumb safety, 5-round magazine, and heel magazine release. This one has some interesting engraving that at various points looks like marijuana plant leaves.
HGFC has featured a lot of engraving over the years, but this engraving doesn’t look or feel right. Judging by the photos alone, I’d say the engraving was hand done. Now, this could be a good thing if the engraver were a master engraver. If not, you can end up with a lot of uneven engraving. This makes the gun look scarred up. Personally, I think this gun would have been better off if it was left alone.
I’m certainly not in the market for a Derringer of any kind, but I’m curious about the demographic who is. Is this gun a hot gat because of the custom work? Or is this piece a cautionary tale? As always, I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this American Derringer a Hot Gat or overengraved and overpriced Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Engraved .25 ACP Vest Pocket American Derringer Stainless is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: