HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

Austin R
by Austin R
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactial Lever Action or Can’t Get No Satisfaction?

Welcome everyone to the 201st 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 nickel and gold Beretta 84 was a hot gat.

HGFC -Nickel and Gold or Tired and Old? - Poll Results

At this time the original auction has ended after a 19-bid bidding war and a final price of $1,025. A sincere congratulations to GunBroker buyer taxmandon on the purchase of your certified hot gat.

In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a custom Henry lever action shotgun chambered in .410 bore. As is tradition, this tactical lever gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for 2,999.99 Buy It Now.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can’t Get No Satisfaction?

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:

“That price is wack” – Nick C.

“So much rail space for activities” – Matt M.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

Selling this decked-out lever gat is GunBroker seller DBLLC2018, located in Asheboro NC. Let’s see what they had to say about this custom lever action Henry.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

1 OF A KIND HENRY BATTLE AXE H018AH-410 410 GAUGE

Have you been looking for something that NO ONE ELSE has? Can you hear your buddies saying, “yea, I’ve seen one of those…WHOA…Wait!…Whaaaa???!!!” From the sick minds and creative hearts of DBLLC2018 and FullyMissionCapable, the Henry 410 Axe “BATTLE AXE”! This Tactical Beast has humble beginnings as a Standard Henry AXE model H018AH-410. With a little TLC from Ranger Point Precision, and a custom BREACHER CHOKE designer, she has been transformed into the World’s 1st and ONLY BATTLE AXE!

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

Basics: Henry Model# H018AH-410. 2.5″ chamber, lever action shotgun. 15.14 inch Round barrel. 5+1 capacity Tubular magazine. American Walnut Pistol Grip. Transfer Bar Safety. Sling Swivels. Screw in Invector Choke. All standard stuff, and Brand New in the Box!

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

Custom: All Ranger Point Precision parts, because we feel they are top of the line in all tactical upfitting parts for lever action rifles! (1) M-LOK 410 Shot Shell Quiver 6 round. (1) Gator Picatinny Rail (for COSTA M-LOK Handguard). (1) COSTA Henry Picatinny Receiver Rail. (1) COSTA Henry M-LOK Handguard + Modular Rail System (with add-on Gator rail and Receiver rail). (1) COSTA Heny M-LOK Adjustable Butt Stock, Pistol Grip (this does NOT come installed, as that would violate NFA rules, and instantly make this a Class III firearm). All these things really “beefed” up this little beauty, but it was missing something…It needed something to set it apart from every other “tactical” build out there…CUSTOM BREACHER CHOKE TUBE!!! FMC and myself are fortunate enough to know a TRUE Craftsman in this particular specialty, and he was more than willing to help us out on this adventure. Designed completely from scratch, a PORTED, Stippled Finish, 410 Breacher Choke! This is a one of one part, that truly takes this build to the NEXT LEVEL. Completely 1 of a KIND! You will not see another one like this, we guarantee it!!! Forged from 4140 barrel Steel, and rated for SLUGS! Cerakoted in Concrete Black! See for yourself. Pictures don’t lie, nor do they do this design justice. Thanks for looking!

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

I can’t imagine breaching a door with a .410-bore lever action shotgun. This seems to be one of those cases where someone got a little too excited about making a $910 (MSRP) gun look really cool as part of the current lever action fad. And then shortly after had builder’s remorse. And I get it, I shot a suppressed lever action .44 Magnum not too long ago and liked it way more than I thought I would. Do I think all these need to be turned into “tactical” setups? Absolutely not, and I wish this fad would stop. Sadly I don’t see any signs of it slowing. But hey, to each their own.

So what do you think? Is this lever gun worth it for the price tag of just under $3k or has the seller completely lost his mind? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Tactical Lever Action or Can't Get No Satisfaction?

What do you think? Is this Custom Henry a Hot Gat or an over-modified and overpriced Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this one-of-a-kind Henry Battle Axe H108AH-410 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

Austin R
Austin R

The author is a military contractor who enjoys conducting independent firearms research and reloading. Article inquiries and suggestions are welcome at austinjrex at gmail.com

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  • Int19h Int19h on Aug 10, 2023

    HOT CRAP. So hot it's steaming.

  • Paul O'Brien Paul O'Brien on Aug 10, 2023

    This will totally complete the load out for those pansexual persons wearing 5.11 skinny tactical pants and multi pastel colored hair....

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