HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Alternate History or That’s Enough For Me?

Welcome everyone to the 216th 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 have 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 custom Mauser was clearly fudd crap.  

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At this time the original auction remains up with the custom Mauser still up for grabs. We can only hope at that this custom retro gat will find its way to a new home in the very near future.  

In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at an EBR-themed M1 Garand chambered in 30-06. As is tradition, this retro-mismatched gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2,799 Starting Bid or $3,299 Buy It Now.  

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Alternate History or That’s Enough For Me?

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

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

“When you’re old enough to know what an M14 EBR is, but too young to have heard of an M1 Garand.” – Adam S.

“This must be Post Malone’s original attempt at the tactical Garand.” – Hop

“The sad part is that he probably does have $2,700 into that.” – Doug E.

“Not sure on the ‘What Would Garand Do’ concept” – Matt M.

“It’s California compliant. LOL” – Nick C.

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Selling this WWII chambered gat is GunBroker seller Oriongroup, located in Rocky Point NY.  Let’s see what they had to say about this M1 Garand mashup.  

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

Up for unreserved auction we have a custom Springfield Armory M1 Garand. This rifle is back in the shop on consignment, it was a custom build we did for a customer back in 2018. This WW2 issue Springfield M1 Garand was reparked in house and fit to a Criterion barrel in 30-06. The action was fit into a Sage EBR chassis with magpul MOE stock and finished off with a SEI good iron muzzle break and a match tuned trigger. Upon taking the rifle in on consignment we replaced all pins, springs and bolt components. The rebuilt op rod retains over 90% of its serviceable life, the trigger pulls a 5.75lbs and the Criterion barrel gauges a .75 on both the throat and muzzle with a 1.942 headspace.

This rifle will ship to your dealer UPS Ground $80. Rifle is sold as is with no refunds, returns or exchanges. We accept personal, business, certified check and credit card payment over the phone during our regular business hours of Tuesday-Friday 9-4 EST. We do not accept gunbroker checkout or pay pal. Ask questions and know your local laws before bidding. Check out our website for military collectibles,

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There’s a very special place in my heart for the M1 Garand thanks to ultra-lightweight 30-06 hunting rifles from my childhood. After shooting those shoulder destroyers, shooting an M1 was a borderline spiritual experience.  Fast forward to today and the M1 Garand fanbase has started to fall off with the cost of military surplus rifles slowly on the rise. When you combine that with modern upgrades for, well everything, and you end up with guns like this.

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

The Mk 14 Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) has a certain cool factor. Even if you’re not a fan of the M14, the EBR is an objectively fascinating and innovative design that was built at the request of the United States Special Operations Forces. So the M14 EBR is a cool rifle, and the M1 Garand is an iconic rifle, but where does this land? It clearly has some EBR inspiration with the rail, but doesn’t have the telescoping stock using a Magpul stock instead. I don’t doubt the seller has this much money tied up in it, but I think it’s going to take a die-hard fan to get this rifle to sell.

What do you think? Is this custom Springfield M1 Garand worth it for just a shade under $3k, or are you better off buying something from the Civilian Marksmanship Program? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.

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What do you think?  Is this EBR-themed M1 a Hot Gat or some confused Fudd Crap?  Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Custom EBR Springfield M1 Garand is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:


Special thank you to Reader Nick J for the tip!

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