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I bought one of few Armalite AR7 Israeli modified survival rifles imported in the 1980s; way back then. The IDF sanitized every marking, changed it to a collapsing wire stock and installed an FN pistol grip. Has a spring loaded magazine carrier that clips to the stock, typical on IDF firearms. Even have the sanitized English Language instructions.

Are there any others floating around? What do they bring? This is a true franken22 and I seldom shoot it. Like once or twice a decade.
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I don't know a thing about them, but you should post pictures if possible. That sounds like one neat rifle! I had no idea Israelis used them.
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I remember these from the '90s and almost bought one when it showed up on G/B, Auction Arms, or Ebay. Don't remember which site. Unfortunately, that did not happen. They were a clever modification of the AR7. I do not know how many were produced, how many were imported to the States, or what the current market value would be for one if there is such a thing for something this uncommon.

I did, however, scarf up a few photos of the Israeli AR7 rifle off the net at that time using my vintage WebTV browser, so here they are per DB75's request:







To be clear, I do not posses such an example, nor did I take these photos.

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Old 04-20-2017, 08:16 AM
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I remember these from the '90s and almost bought one when it showed up on G/B, Auction Arms, or Ebay. Don't remember which site. Unfortunately, that did not happen. They were a clever modification of the AR7. I do not know how many were produced, how many were imported to the States, or what the current market value would be for one if there is such a thing for something this uncommon.

I did, however, scarf up a few photos of the Israeli AR7 rifle off the net at that time using my vintage WebTV browser, so here they are per DB75's request:







To be clear, I do not posses such an example, nor did I take these photos.
My gun exactly. The barrel was cut down by the IDF. To facilitate importation a piece of tubing was attached making it 17 inches. The spring loaded spare mag clip took me an hour to figure out. Like all Israeli military imports it is modified to the point of just using the basic bones. The IDF is nothing if not clever.

By the way, your photos are better than I could have done. Bravo
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Old 04-21-2017, 04:05 AM
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That stock on the Isreali model looks very similar to the original M4 / AR5 .22 Hornet models to which the AR7 is based on.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M4_Survival_Rifle
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:20 PM
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Actually J.R. you can go back a lot further. Back to the late 19th century (1886 to 1917) in fact and see that the original pattern for a extreme compact .22RF firearm with a wire stock had it's roots long before the post WWII H&R Survival rifle, so I present the Quackenbush Safety Bicycle rifle as shown below:





In this case, I own this example and these are my personal photos:-)

In many cases, fundimental firearm design innovations can be traced back to the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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