Armalite AR-7

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Armalite AR-7 rifle - .22 LR
Henry US Survival Rifle with stainless steel finish and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope - .22 LR

The Armalite AR-7 is a semiautomatic .22 LR takedown rifle originally developed from the AR-5 for the USAF as a lightweight survival rifle. The receiver assembly and barrel can be contained in the buttstock and and it is one of the few firearms that will float if put in water, although it is not waterproof. The receiver and magazine are made from aluminum.

Armalite began production of the AR-7 in 1959 and sold the rights to Charter Arms in 1973. From 1973 to 1980, Charter Arms built the AR-7. After 1980, Charter Arms sold the rights to Henry Repeating Arms Company. Though Henry Repeating Arms currently owns the rights to the gun, other companies have built variations of the weapon under license. Survival Arms, Cocoa, FL built the rifle under license from 1990-1997. The name of the rifle was changed in 2009 to the Henry U.S. Survival Rifle. (The Henry version has a grooved receiver for Weaver Tip-off riflescope mounts. The Charter version had a separate riflescope base as an accessory. The original Armalite AR-7 was iron sights only.)

It is still in production and has been marketed as a survival/backpack gun due to its compact size when broken down and its light weight.

The AR-7 can be seen in the following films, television series, and anime used by the following actors:


Film

Actor Character Title Note Date
Sean Connery James Bond From Russia With Love With scope, erroneously described as using .25 ACP ammo 1963
Pedro Armendariz Kerim Bey From Russia With Love With scope, erroneously described as using .25 ACP ammo 1963
Tania Mallet Tilly Masterson Goldfinger With scope 1964
Dean Martin Matt Helm Murderers' Row pistol configuration 1966
Various guards The Ambushers Wooden stocks and handguard with front pistol grip 1967
Two Vietcong in assault The Green Berets Wooden stocks and handguard with front pistol grip 1968
Charles Bronson Jeff Heston Violent City with scope and suppresor 1970
George C. Scott Dan Logan Rage 1972
Gordon Mitchell Moskovitz Umbrella Coup (Le Coup du parapluie) Custom short-barreled version 1980
George C. Scott John Rainbird Firestarter Appears as a tranquilizer dart gun 1984
Assassin The Interpreter 2005
Lord of War U.S Henry Variant with stainless steel finish and M68 Aimpoint red dot scope, seen on a wall 2005
Damian Lewis Milo 'The Baker' Shakespeare Assassin in Love With scope and suppressor 2007

Television

Actor Character Show Title / Episode Note Air Date
Don Adams Maxwell Smart Get Smart stocked like a "Tommy Gun" (commercial T62 variant) 1965 - 1970
David McCallum ICE Strike Force 1981
William Shatner Denny Crane Boston Legal 2004 - 2008
Unknown Juvenile Delinquent Magnum, P.I. 1980 - 1988

Anime

Film Title Character Notation Date
Case Closed: The Private Eyes' Requiem Assassin w/ scope 2006


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