Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) have just announced a new bolt action AR-15 platform called the ReVolt, which they humorously say is legal in all 13 original Colonies.
The rear charging handle is replaced with an easy to operate ambidextrous straight-pull bolt. To keep it absolutely legal, the front pivot pin is replaced with a capture pin allowing the upper and lower to open up, but not be taken apart. I suspect there are slight dimension differences as well preventing the lower being used with a standard automatic AR-15 upper. I am not sure this is strictly necessary to be legal but POF are making sure no over zealous politicians will accuse them of circumventing the state law by selling AR-15s.
The bolt handle doubles as a scope ring tool, which is a nifty gimmick.
The rifle will be available in a light configuration (.223/5.56) and a heavy configuration (.308/7.62). POF did not tell us pricing. The press release is below …
PHOENIX, AZ (October 2014) — Patriot Ordnance Factory (POF-USA) continues with an American Revolution in Innovation and brings out the ReVolt™. A new bolt action rifle, available in light (.223cal / 5.56mm) and heavy (.308cal / 7.62mm) variations for your shooting demands, which is legal in all 13 original Colonies.
These rifles feature a 14.5” M-LOK compatible handguard with 18.5” nitride heat-treated, deep fluted barrels. New to the market is the ReVolt™ action; a straight pull only action with feed assist chambering of the next round. The lightweight and popular Luth-AR buttstock is a standard feature on the new line.
POF-USA has maintained a focus on modularity – not only in the rifles, but also the accessories. The bolt action handle on the ReVolt™ models can be used as a tool for tightening and removing scope mounts and rail accessories. Muscle memory skills are virtually the same for this platform as a standard POF rifle, and all ambidextrous controls found in our Gen 4 series rifles are found in this loaded package. In addition to all of the fine features in our rifles, the ReVolt™ models also feature our E² extraction technology. E² extraction is a patented feature of four channels along the neck of the chamber. The channels allow gas pressure to flow backwards and push on the shoulders of the spent casing resulting in extractor life of 5X that of a standard extractor due to the push / pull action.
The ReVolt™ top end is available as a separate purchase and ships with a 10 round magazine and capture pin. This capture pin replaces the front pivot pin, permanently attaching the upper receiver to the lower receiver while maintaining the ability to “shotgun” the rifle for maintenance. The capture pin was essential in our quest to innovate a magazine fed, AR style, bolt action rifle that qualifies for ownership in all 50 states.
You can hunt with the ReVolt™ as a stand-alone weapon system or install the complete top end on your already existing mil-spec (.223cal / 5.56mm) lower half to maintain the legality necessary in owning an AR style rifle in many of the Colonies.