Welcome everyone to the 169th 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 divers G29 was fudd crap.
At this time the original auction remains up without any bids on the ocean-themed 10mm. We hope it can find its way to a new home in the very near future.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a sporterized Remington 1917 chambered in 30-06. As is tradition, this classic sporterized gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker with a current bid of $155 and No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Modified Classic or Barbarically Tragic?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
Selling this slightly modified gat is GunBroker seller SAS Guns Online, located in Diamond Springs CA. Let’s see what they had to say about this modified 1917.
Up for auction is Remington model 1917/P17 rifle which has been sporterised . This rifle features a Custon walnut stock with what appears to be Stag grip and end cap, Rifle appears to retain its original barrel as I can see part of the date slightly visable under front sight and as a bright and shiney bore with no defects seen. This rifle also has Upgraded Lyman rear sight assembly along with a Timney Trigger! Rifle still retains “cock on close” feature and appers to have been completely re blued. This is a must have Vintage rifle which would make a great budget hunting or target Rifle! Dont miss your opportunity to own this Durable custon rifle! Please see all pictures for overall finish and condition details and feel free to ask any questions, Thanks for looking!
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I’ve never been fond of the idea of “sporterizing” a firearm. Now with that said, this is one of the more desirable results I’d prefer to see. Quite a bit of wood up front has been removed, and there have been some modifications made. Overall, it’s not a total hatchet job and part of me kind of likes it. Strange, I know.
The rear sight block on this “American Enfield” has been cut down, but I’ll give it a pass as whoever did the cutting did a good job of hiding their cuts. I know the rifle is sporterized, but it doesn’t have the often-seen sporterized aesthetic where there’s a feature on the gun that doesn’t work or the abandonment of the original idea makes the whole rifle seem more alien in nature. All in all, this might be a great shooting rifle. I am just not sure if it warranted cutting pieces off of a piece of history.
So is this Remington 1917 American Enfield worth it with a price starting so low? Or are you better off looking for an original that hasn’t been modified. As always, I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this custom 1917 Remington a Hot Gat or sporterized Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Remington 1917 Sporterized 30-06 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap: