Charter Arms AR7 Explorer rifle

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adamata

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Its used for the ponda blaster and also the Hoth rebel trooper pistol.

I was going to get one from

www.movieguns.com

but they way *way* too much for one. I can buy a real one for that much.

-Tony
 

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superjedi

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Someone over at Blaster Builders Club did a run of these in resin months ago. You might try posting over there and see if there are any left.

The kit included the AR-7 "body", a one-piece barrel with mortar fin, and a lot of the greeblies.
 

hyperdyne

Sr Member
Holy cow.. I have one of these AR-7s in my gun safe. Got it many years ago when I was back in college.

What parts of it were used in the rebel pistol?? I never use the thing anymore, maybe its time to dust it off...
 

Wakal

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I picked up a vintage AR7 (with the correct barrel nut ;) ) just before I fled the States. I'll see if I can get my friend Bill to throw RTV on it. He has the right mortar on hand, too (just one of the many projects I never got around to finishing, sigh).



Alex
 

superjedi

Sr Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(hyperdyne @ Apr 21 2006, 11:13 AM) [snapback]1230630[/snapback]</div>
Holy cow.. I have one of these AR-7s in my gun safe. Got it many years ago when I was back in college.

What parts of it were used in the rebel pistol?? I never use the thing anymore, maybe its time to dust it off...
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The entire receiver group of the AR-7 is used as the basis for the Rebel Hoth pistol. Along with a "shortened" barrel, with the knurled nut. The muzzle is a fin from a British mortar round.

The grip is from a Sterling. Add some greeblies and a Singlepoint scope, and voila.. . . Rebel pistol. :thumbsup
 

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RedTwoX

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<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Wakal @ Apr 21 2006, 01:52 PM) [snapback]1230649[/snapback]</div>
I picked up a vintage AR7 (with the correct barrel nut ;) ) just before I fled the States. I'll see if I can get my friend Bill to throw RTV on it. He has the right mortar on hand, too (just one of the many projects I never got around to finishing, sigh).



Alex
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Say I's probably be interested in a copy too.

I've done a bit of searching, but haven't had any luck finding a replica of this gun yet.
 

reaper63

Sr Member
The run at the BBC is done, the molds have officially died. There was recently a second run and the results were less then ideal, but still workible.

Unfortunately, all the casts were sold.

Sorry man.
 

Reaper57

Well-Known Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(adamata @ Apr 21 2006, 05:15 PM) [snapback]1230582[/snapback]</div>
Its used for the ponda blaster and also the Hoth rebel trooper pistol.

I was going to get one from

www.movieguns.com

but they way *way* too much for one. I can buy a real one for that much.

-Tony
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Tony,

i have a friend that had a real one, i could check.

also they are still being sold by Uncle Henry firearms,

john :cool
 

Sluis Van Shipyards

Master Member
<div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Reaper57 @ Apr 21 2006, 07:46 PM) [snapback]1230786[/snapback]</div>
Tony,

i have a friend that had a real one, i could check.

also they are still being sold by Uncle Henry firearms,

john :cool
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I think a while back Bobadebt said the newer versions have different knurling around the barrel where it attaches to the receiver.
 

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adamata

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Sweet.

Well, I am asking because I have a real mortin fin assembly on the way to me now. :)

If someone did a run I think they would get a decent response in the JY. :)
 

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wuher da brewer

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They're pretty easy to find here. There is always at least one or two at any given time on the auction sites. I occasionally run into them at local pawn shops.
 

reaper63

Sr Member
Evan, great looking pistol there. Very nice...

And I am sure the kits would get a great responce here.

Maybe even casts of the Magazine alone ;) looks alot like power packs for blasters :) I know I'd pick up a couple of those...
 

FETTCLONE

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I've got a mortar fin just waiting to be attached to something. And I only learned it was also on the hoth pistol recently. I got mine at a flea market, the entire shell painted bronze and made into a lamp. That's right, a lamp. I was surprised to see the part at all, and more surprised to realize I knew exactly what it was. A little work with a wire wheel and it was all better... now I only need everything else. :lol
 

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