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HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

Welcome everyone to the 218th 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 BSA Martini Cadet was a very hot gat.  

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

HGFC – Baby Martini or Obscure and Teeny? — Poll Results

At this time the original auction is still up with the Martini Cadet still up for grabs. We can only hope that this very hot retro gat will find its way to a new home shortly.

In this week’s edition of HGFC, we look at a Molot Vepr-12 chambered in 12 GA. As is tradition, this heavily braked gat is currently up for sale on GunBroker for $2,449 Buy It Now.  

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP?

Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity? 

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

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

“Neighboring Shooter on the Range: “How many ports are on that unnecessary muzzle brake? “You, the satisfied Gun Owner: “Yes.” – Adam S.

“Muzzle brake: ribbed for your displeasure” – Nick C.

“*autistically blasting Russian hardbass while mag dumping into trash intensifies*” – Will P.

“Hot gat! My Molot Vepr 12 is kind of similar, and combined we had a few podiums. But the stock and fore end has to go” – Eric B.

Selling this imported Russian gat is GunBroker seller guncrewllc, located in Old Hickory TN.  Let’s see what they had to say about this AK pattern 12 Gauge.  

These are from a small batch of the last VEPR’s to ever land on US soil years ago.  When they are gone there will be no replacing them.  These are the rarest of the rare when dealing with the Russian Vepr 12ga.  The gun is in Brand New Condition and will only increase in value. 

Up for auction is a brand new Molot Vepr 12 Defender AK Pattern Shotgun. This 12 gauge Semi-automatic shotgun comes equipped with an integrated muzzle brake on the barrel, folding stock, cheek riser, adjustable AK Sights, and comes with one 5rd and one 10rd magazine. This is the real deal Russian AK pattern shotgun. Don’t miss out on a rare chance to own one of these!

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

Ready to ship!

The Molot Vepr 12 “Defender” Semi-Auto 12 Gauge Shotgun was imported from the Molot factory in Russia. The FIME Group added a permanently attached muzzle brake that extends the barrel, enhancing the shooting experience with extreme reduction in muzzle rise and felt recoil allowing you to stay on target faster and accurately. This “DEFENDER” configuration of Vepr 12 shotgun has been manufactured with home defense and protection in mind.

Action Semi-Automatic
Caliber 12 Gauge
Color / Finish Black
Overall Length 38.0 in. (965 mm)
Folded Length 27.75 in. (705 mm)
Barrel Length 18.38 in. (467 mm)

Please contact us through Gun Broker or by phone for any questions. (615)294-5806. Add 3% for credit card usage. American Express add 4%. Shipping is $35.00. There is a 20% charge for canceled orders. Personal Checks will be held for 7-10 business days at our discretion. Business Hours are 9am-6pm. Thanks for looking and happy bidding.

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

The Gun Crew offers a very attractive layaway package. Please bid on the item as you normally would. There is no need to tell us prior to bidding you would like to use our layaway option. The initial deposit needs to be 20% of the item’s closing price. As long as the item is paid for within one month, there is no interest! If the item isn’t paid for after the first month, 3% interest is charged on the remaining balance. The item can be kept on layaway forever as long as the interest is paid each month. Credit Card payments are subject to a 3% charge. An item is considered forfeited if no monies are collected within a 60 day timeframe. We always attempt to contact our customers by phone prior to forfeiture.

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

Seeing firearms now subsequently banned from being imported reminds me of a simpler time when surplus rifles were actually cheap. While I never had the opportunity to buy a Vepr or Saiga during this time, I have to admit they did pique my curiosity.

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

I’ve always been on the fence about magazine-fed shotguns. Maybe my interest, in general, has been dying out, but I could never really bring myself to buy one. Granted this particular variant is sporting a muzzle brake that seems like a 3 gun enthusiast’s wet dream. Granted I’m sure it’s low recoil, but at what point do we say no more when it comes to chambers that are actually useful on a muzzle brake.

What do you think? Is this rare limited Vepr-12 worth it as a collector’s item for just under $2.5k or are you better off saving that money for a rainy day? As always I leave it up to you, the readers, to decide.

Hot Gat or Fudd Crap

HOT GAT or FUDD CRAP? Russian Rarity or Waning Popularity?

What do you think?  Is this Vepr-12 a Hot Gat or trade embargoed Fudd Crap?  Be sure to let us know in the comments below, and cast your vote to let us know if this ULTRA RARE Molot Vepr-12 is a Hot Gat or Fudd Crap:

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