Since 1959, the venerable AR-7 has been the choice of U.S. Air Force pilots who need a small-caliber rifle they can count on for survival should they have to punch out over a remote area. Over the years, the AR-7's reputation for portability, ease of operation and reliability has carried over to the civilian world as well. Like the original Henry US Survival Rifle, the latest take on this innovative, semi-automatic rifle is lightweight (just 3.5 lbs) and highly portable. The unique design allows the rifle to break down easily into three pieces in seconds. This enables the barrel, action and two 8 round magazines to fit comfortably into the tough ABS synthetic waterproof stock. At just 16-1/2" long (when all the components are stowed), it fits easily into the cargo area of a plane or boat or in a backpack. And because it's chambered in .22 LR you can carry a large quantity of ammunition, without adding much weight to your gear. No tools are needed to assemble or disassemble. The Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 comes standard with a sturdy steel barrel covered in tough ABS plastic and then coated with Teflon for complete protection against corrosion. Plus, it's engineered for perfect balance and the ability to maintain its tack-driving accuracy, even after thousands of rounds. Like the barrel, the receiver is also coated with a layer of waterproof Teflon for superior weatherproofing, waterproof protection, even in harsh salt water environments. All models are equipped with an adjustable rear sight and a blade front sight.