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Henry AR-7 AR-7 Parts Assembled Henry AR-7 Henry AR-7 Barrel Nut Henry AR-7 Magazine Release Henry AR-7s Survival Pack with Henry AR-7
Henry AR-7 AR-7 Parts Assembled Henry AR-7 Henry AR-7 Barrel Nut Henry AR-7 Magazine Release Henry AR-7s Survival Pack with Henry AR-7
  • Easy to store in the secure, waterproof stock
  • Fun to shoot
  • Buttstock is thick and can feel weird
  • Somewhat ammo picky
Editor’s Note:

“Henry’s AR-7 is perfect for those who like to backpack or hike but want a little protection along the way. It’s lightweight, compact, and the perfect addition to a camping backpack.” – Eric Hung

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Product Description

The Henry AR-7 was designed in 1959 as a lightweight, packable survival rifle for U.S. Air Force pilots. Chambered in .22 LR, this semi-automatic rifle allows users to carry a larger quantity of ammunition without adding too much extra weight. In its disassembled state, the entire package is only 16.5 inches and is completely self-store inside the impact and water-resistant stock. It weighs only 3.5 pounds and features a standard capacity of 8 rounds and a corrosion-resistant finish, making this rifle a great option for pilots, backpackers, and adventurers.

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Henry AR-7 Specs

Barrel Length
16.1in / 16.2in / 16in
Magazine Capacity
Magazine Included
2 x 8-Round
Magazine Type
22 LR
Black / True Timber
Front Sight
Rear Sight
Overall Length
Stock Material
2.5 lbs

Henry AR-7 Features

Rifle stores inside buttstock
Two 8-round magazines
Rear peep sight and front blade sight
Easy to assemble and disassemble
Waterproof self-storage stock that floats
Steel barrel

By The Numbers - Henry AR-7

It isn't mean for competition, but it is plenty accurate for hunting small game.
As with many .22 LR rifles, we experienced some malfunctions with cheaper ammo. Hotter, better ammo provided good reliability.
Aside from scope rings and spare mags, there isn't much to add to this gun.
The thickness of its grip only takes a few mags to get used to.

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Henry AR-7 Variations & Comparables

Chiappa Little Badger

Chiappa Little Badger


“Chiappa’s Little Badger is a single-shot rifle with a wire stock and hardly anything but a small barrel, receiver, and wire stock. It weighs 2.9 pounds and comes with four short rails to attach accessories to. It’s very easy to operate — all you have to do is load the gun, close it up, cock the hammer, and pull the trigger. The gun folds in half to be only roughly 17 inches long. It’s super thin and fits in a backpack with hardly any room taken up.” — Travis Pike


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final verdict

“The Henry AR-7 Survival rifle is a nifty purpose-driven .22 LR rifle that only weighs 3.5 pounds and stores itself in its buttstock. It has adequate accuracy and high reliability if given the proper ammo. A fun day at the range or a last-ditch survival weapon if you bail out of a plane.” – Eric Hung

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