Welcome everyone to the 188th 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 Dale Earnhardt themed 597 was fudd crap.
At this time the original auction has ended with no bidders. However, for those racing enthusiasts that might still be interested, the rifle has been relisted for the same price of $375. We can only hope this NASCAR-inspired gat can find its way to a new home in the near future.
In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a custom Springfield SA-35 chambered in 9mm. As is tradition, this highly engraved gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2,999 Starting Bid with No Reserve.
HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?
Bronze Steampunk or Engraved Junk?
Let’s see what the Staff had to say about this week’s offering:
“On the one hand, at least they didn’t ruin a REAL Hi-Power but on the other hand, it would have looked more appropriate on a real Hi-Power. Also, I just realized I’m generally in favor of ruining Hi-Powers. Fuck the Hi-Power.” – Hop
“If this was a vintage Hi-Power I’d buy it in a heartbeat. Then I’d mill the slide for an optic just to piss off the collectors.” -Lucas D.
“It might possibly function like a burned turd, but if so at least it will also look like a burned turd.” – Will P.
Selling this retro-themed gat is GunBroker seller SuitandShoot, located in Austin, TX. Let’s see what they had to say about this highly engraved Springfield.
New in box custom SA-35 custom one of a kind. Deep engraving and our signature aged penny color case finish. The photos speak for the gun. This is the only one on the market like it. Serious buyers only.
The gun is in perfect working condition and yes it will fire bullets and no it is not rusty
Comes with the one 15 rnd magazine as shown and new in box.
I charge 3% for credit card payments due to me having to eat a fee of 3.6% on all CC invoices of the total gunbroker transaction. You may pay with cashiers check to avoid the fee.
I ship as soon as paid. If extra insuranc eis required we can adjust before payment. Just contact me. Maybe short for x-mas unless you bought now and express ship it, but atleast you can wrap nice photos if needed, haha.
Any additinal question please call or message me! I have a store, so if you are local and want to pick up or buy in person please contact me @ 805-607-9888
All sales final, please read and look for the gun and detail before you buy or bid!
Based on one of the most prolific and popular pistols in small arms history, the Springfield Armory® SA-35 gives today’s shooters a modern take on a revered classic. Featuring subtle but significant upgrades to John Moses Browning’s original P-35 design, the 9mm SA-35 captures the appeal of the “wood and steel” era of arms making while offering the upgraded enhancements of today’s defensive pistols. Made in the U.S.A., the SA-35 features rugged forged steel parts for strength and durability, improved ergonomics and enhanced controls, a factory tuned trigger, modern sights, an improved feed ramp design, and an increased 15-round capacity
Barrel 4.7″ Cold Hammer Forged, 1:10
Slide Forged Carbon Steel, Blued
Frame Forged Carbon Steel, Blued
Sights White Dot Front, Serrated Tactical Rack Rear
Recoil System SA-35™ Recoil Spring & Guide Rod
Grips Checkered Walnut
Magazines (1) 15-Round
Weight 31.5 oz
Please scroll to bottom and read rules for For Residents of CA,CT,DE,DC,MA,NJ and NY !!!
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 non paying all buyers/ bidders that break that rule and make me have to relist a gun, and file a credit claim on you, you will be reported and removed from gunbroker for life AND CHARGED A 10% OF THE SALE FOR A PROCESSING FEE VIA YOU GUNBROKER CREDIT CARD FOR WASTING MY TIME. Thats how that works. I will not tollerate NON-PAYING bidders/buyers, I simply do not have the time in my days for dealing with this stuff and its rude to not pay for an auction. An auction is a binding contract.
AK and HI will require additional shipping charges, please call for a addinal quote I will add to your final.
Recently the Hi-Power, a seemingly neglected design for various reasons, has been the subject of several reboots or revivals. Springfield came first, and then FN relaunched it as the Hi-Power, but with no parts interchangeability with the Hi-Power. Kinda like the H2 Hummer. It had the Hummer name, but that’s it. This to me feels the same way and I’m left just wanting an original.
So is this Springfield SA-35 worth it for just shy of 3k? Or are you better off saving your money for an original Hi-Power instead? Either way and as always I leave that up to you, the readers, to decide.
What do you think? Is this Custom Springfield SA-35 a Hot Gat or an engraved pile of Fudd Crap? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this Springfield SA-35 Engraved Rare Custom is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:
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