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Talk:ArmaLite AR-7

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AR-7 with brown wood stock - .22 LR.
Henry U.S. Survival Rifle (Modern Version) - .22 LR.


Wasn't the AR-7 used by Charles Bronson in The Mechanic for a long range sniper shot to shootout a tire on a racing car?

Wasn't it used by Sean Connery as James Bond in "From Russia with Love"? Yes it was part of the special briefcase issued to Bond by Q. Along with the gold sovereigns and throwing knives!!!!

I believe a woman uses it to sniper in "James Bond: Goldfinger", but she misses and almost hits JB not even close that rifle was so large she hid it in a cello case, that was a conventional 30 cal bolt action

We're getting our Bond movies mixed up. The woman with the rifle in the cello case was from Living Daylights. --Funkychinaman 05:14, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

I just watched Sam Peckinpah's "The Killer Elite" and Robert Duvall's renegade character is using an AR-7 on a rooftop while attempting to snipe former friend and colleague James Caan in one scene in the movie. harleyguy 21:22 16 March 2010

Armalite or ArmaLite?

My AR-7 Explorer rifle made at Costa Mesa, Calif., is clearly marked ArmaLite on the receiver and on the stock endcap; at the time of introduction, the company was monickered ArmaLite. Which is the proper name we should use? -- Carl N. Brown (talk) 03:25, 30 November 2017 (EST)

New Format

Looks good. --Jcordell 19:49, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, just bringing it up to site standard. Orca1 9904 20:24, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

That's good. I'm still getting the hang of it. --Jcordell 21:51, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Now the format is correct. We've strayed too far from the standard that was established early on (not including the new templates). Characteristics is not needed. We always had a short summary paragraph next to the main gun picture and then the "this gun has appear in" line and then the film, television, VG, Anime categories (which ever is suitable). MoviePropMaster2008 22:39, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Well good thing you're on top of it. You're right we have alot of pages that have thier own unique formats. Or templates. --Jcordell 00:10, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks. Well a lot of pages just ended up looking a certain way in 2007-2008, so the majority of the 'complete pages' had a uniform look, and they worked. But between 2007 and (almost) 2010, a lot of contributors have been changing the format of pages all willy nilly for months and months. (this does NOT apply to the new box templates which members had debated for weeks before implementation) Now there is a mish mash of page formats. No big deal, I try to fix them when I see them. Some of the pages are just in limbo because they're not popular pages. BTW, there was SOME controversy in the past when new or anonymous members started changing complete pages ala new 'Wiki Templates'. I figured (as did most of the mods back then) that it was a little silly to completely change the format of a bunch of pages without at least checking with people. But a public Wiki like IMFDB is a like a flock of starlings, it goes all over the place, each page independent of each other. MoviePropMaster2008 00:51, 15 November 2009 (UTC)

AR-7 with wooden grips and stock

modified AR-7 used by Maxwell Smart from "Ilovegetsmart.com"

Modified AR-7's were used in The Ambushers and The Green BeretsFoofbun 00:00, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

The AR-7 action and barrel were used to make replicas of the M1 carbine and Tommy gun, advertised in 1962. The "Tommy gun" look-alike used on Get Smart television series was modified from the T62. Carl N. Brown 13:46, 15 September 2011 (CDT)

T-62 Civilian Defense Model - .22 LR

AR-7 clone

Added: the "Get Smart" gun appears to be a commercial T62 built on an AR-7 action. There were a lot AR-7s dressed up by movie and TV prop departments, as well as commercial replicas of the Thompson, M1 Carbine and Broomhandle Mauser on AR-7 actions. However, some sightings of dressed-up AR-7s may actually be Preetz 65s. There was a AR-7 clone made in Germany: JGL-Automat 65 Rifle, manufactured by Josef G. Lanmann-Preetz, .22LR semi auto carbine. I mostly see it on US auction sites. Not common in the US. The Preetz 65 can best be described as clone of the AR-7 made with a flat-sided zamack (later production aluminum) receiver. (I don't think JGL tried to duplicate the AR-7 component stock.) The Preetz Model 65 (1965) was made in both .22 long rifle and .22 WMR calibers with a variety of stocks in both sporting and military styles. Primarily a sporting gun of the survival rifle type, it was used in small numbers by the Manila Constabulary in the Phillipines. It was allegedly used by radicals in Ireland and Germany; briefly it was banned in Germany in the 1970s as "anscheinswaffe" (military-looking rifle). --Carl N. Brown (talk) 09:30, 17 September 2012 (EDT)

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