Henry Repeating Rifles (which just donated a substantial sum to the Roger Maris Cancer Center) still makes a model of the Henry U.S. Survival AR-7. A friend of mine is thinking about getting one, so I thought I’d see if any of you had an experience with it. Seems like it would be a nice backpacking rifle.

The Henry Survival AR-7, for those who are unfamiliar with it, essentially disassembles so the entire thing packs away in the butt of the weapon. It’s a little over a foot long (16 ½” long) when broken down, so you can easily throw it in a 3-day pack or other compartment. Weight is 3.5 lbs.

The stock is impact resistant, waterproof and will float. The barrel is covered in ABS plastic and Teflon-coated to resist corrosion and damage, including that inflicted by saltwater.The receiver is also coated with Teflon and the receiver is grooved to receive optics.The AR-7 is available in black and camo finishes and is equipped with an adjustable rear sight/blade front sight as standard fare.

Kit Up! An old school AR-7 Ad.

You can read about it and its cousins in the NRA Museum on line.

Any input?

Someday, by the way, I’m going to own a Henry lever-action repeater (if not an original Volcanic), and maybe a Webley Bulldog.

Just sayin’.

Henry US Survival in the wild

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