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Old August 22, 2013, 05:03 PM   #1
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Armalite AR 5 (MA-1) survival rifle

Does anybody know whether there is a remake / reissue of the Armalite AR5 survival rifle?

I'm talking about the bolt-action predecessor of the AR7, not the (semiauto) AR7 itself which is available in a reissue by Henry Arms.
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Old August 22, 2013, 10:31 PM   #2
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Armalite AR 5 (MA-1) survival rifle

I have an original AR-7. I have never seen an AR-5.
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Old August 23, 2013, 03:05 AM   #3
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Quote:
I have an original AR-7
and how do you like it? Is it as useful as it looks or more a mere "James Bond gadget"?
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Old August 23, 2013, 12:31 PM   #4
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I've been looking for an m-6(I think) for years. My dad had one he got when he was in the Navy. It vanished mysteriously when I was a kid. Hornet over 410 was pretty neat. In fact it's the reason I bought my Savage C24 .22 over 20ga. They're a great camping, truck, backpacking gun.

There were about a half a dozen survival rifle is all based on the same idea. All of them are pretty need my opinion.

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Old August 24, 2013, 09:14 AM   #5
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Here's a history of Armalite.
About about half way through the article is a picture and description of the AR5.
http://www.armalite.com/images/Library%5CHistory.pdf
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Old August 24, 2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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I have an F-I "Bronco" single shot 22, they also offered a single shot 410.
I believe these were considered survival guns.
They have a skeletonized stock and the gun can be taken apart into two pieces.
Retail price on the 22 was $14.95 in 1970.

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Old August 24, 2013, 04:35 PM   #7
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I know what the AR5 is, as I am a long time owner and fan of the AR7, and a fan of the 22 Hornet...
I have always wanted one.
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Old August 27, 2013, 06:08 AM   #8
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See post 16...

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Old August 29, 2013, 06:19 AM   #9
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cool, thanks!
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Old August 30, 2013, 02:21 PM   #10
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out to the survival specialists: Are there any other comparable rifles out, other than the well-known USAF models?

Or maybe a maker that offers a standalone lightweight polymer stock (with maybe a shortened forearm) to convert the common bolt action to something more suited for survival / backpacking duty? Something the like seems to be available for one-shot youth rifles, so why not for a bolt action...?
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Old August 31, 2013, 12:06 PM   #11
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The Ruta Locura setup is not a gun but built on a popular young child's single shot bolt-action AND cock it gun like the early prior century's "boy's rifles."

In fact, I had to wait months for my .22 Mag action (and Ruta Locura doesn't seem to produce a .22 Mag chambered barrel anymore). I tried to get an ugly kid's gun on sale but no luck, so, I bought the small adults walnut stocked Crickett -- in for a penny in for a pound!

Some people DO by the small Crickett .22 with synthetic stocks as small survival and even hiking plinking rifles. They are only 30" and weigh just 2-1/2 lbs. -- even can be had with stainless steel barrels! Scope mount is optional. I recommned...

...the Simmons .22 Mag! LOL
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