Rare: Western Arms
U.S. AR-7 Explorer
Very rare to find these especially with original box and instructions.
In good condition, light use. Includes: Original box, original instructions, 7x Western Arms .22 reusable blowback cartridges.
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PFC Primer caps: €8.85 / £8.50 per box (1 box = 100 PFC caps) These are required to make the bang and smoke.
The AR-7 Explorer is a semi-automatic firearm in
.22 Long Rifle caliber developed from the AR-5 that was adopted by the U.S. Air
Force as a pilot and aircrew survival weapon and has been the
choice of U.S. Air Force pilots who need a small-caliber rifle they can count on
should they have to punch out over a remote area.
Charter Arms manufactured the AR-7 from 1973 until 1990. They made the gun in a basic black colour and added a silver tone version, which they called the AR-7S. In 1986 a camouflage version was offered, called the AR-7C.
The AR-7 uses a blowback semi-automatic action in .22 Long Rifle but retains the AR-5/MA-1 feature of storing the disassembled parts within the hollow stock, which is filled with plastic foam and capable of floating. Like the bolt-action AR-5, the AR-7 was designed as a survival rifle for foraging small game for food. The AR-7 is constructed primarily of aluminium, with plastic for the stock, buttcap, and recoil spring guide. The bolt is steel. The original barrel was aluminum using a rifled steel liner; barrels of some production models have used all steel barrels, others have used barrels made of composite materials. The AR-7 measures 35 inches overall when assembled. It disassembles to four sections (barrel, action, stock, and magazine), with three parts storing inside the plastic stock, measuring 16 inches long. The rifle weighs 2.5 pounds, light enough for convenient backpacking. The rear sight is a peep sight, which comes on a flat metal blade with an aperture (in later production two different size apertures available by removing and flipping the rear sight), and is adjustable for elevation (up-down). The front sight is adjustable for windage (side-to-side). Accuracy is sufficient for hunting small game at ranges to 50 yards.