With the high level of interest in our 45-70, I thought I would share some of the background on this project. This gun started out as a personal project that has been languishing on the back burner for several years. This year we had the opportunity to bring my idea to fruition, and we are very excited with the results. We appreciate you all for showing the same excitement. This project was made possible by my team at the shop.
This is built on our RFL (308) upper/lower with a custom barrel and barrel bushing. This being said, we can build you one in any configuration, caliber, finish - we can do whatever you want, your budget permitting.
The cartridge is a 45-70 modified to be rimless (as pictured in the magazine). If you have a lathe to modify the brass, we can sell you the form cutter, or you can buy already modified brass from us.
Again Thank you to everyone for you interest and support. ~Aaron
Christine is a Rifle platform AR chambered in 45-70. This addition to the Phoenix Weaponry family brings enough versatility to the table to allow you to go hunting for any size game. She provides you with a good foundation to customize your own mission specific tool.
Upper Receiver: Precision CNC machined and trued from billet 7075-T7 aluminum, Built in 20 MOA 1913 Picatinny top rail section.
Lower Receiver: Precision CNC machined and trued from billet 7075-T7 aluminum. Magazine well is heavily flared for ease of magazine changes. All standard aluminum lower receiver parts come standard FDE and can be coated in most standard colors
Barrel: 4140 Chromoly 18" 1/14 twist Douglas Airgage Button Rifled 8 Grouves Ultra Rifling Custom Profiled
Gas System: Christine is a direct impingement (gas operated) design. The Ultra-low-profile gas block is fully CNC machined from billet stainless-steel for superior seating and leak free performance. The gas tube is made from the same grade of stainless ensuring a lifetime of trouble free operation.
Handguard: Phoenix Weaponry designed 15-inch, lightweight, free-floating, modular handguard. Precision machined from 6061-T6 aluminum. Made to be used with Phoenix Weaponry Picatinny rail sections, hand stops and quick release sling mounts. These modular handguard accessories can be added or removed at 45-degree increments around the handguard and along the entire 15-inch length of the tube. Securely mounts to our proprietary stainless-steel barrel nut with screw lock mounting system for unmatched stability and strength.
Muzzle Device: Phoenix Weaponry “Chevron” muzzle brake, CNC machined from 4130 chromoly
Bolt Carrier Group: DPMS style, MP tested, chrome lined, properly staked gas key. Or upgrade to Nickle Boron (NiB) or other coated BCG available upon customer request and up charge.
Trigger Group: Standard steel hammer and trigger. Can be upgraded to Phoenix Weaponry enhanced trigger upon customer request and up charge.
Receiver Extension (buffer tube): Six position, 7075-T6 aluminum.
Stock: FDE Adjustable Magpul ACS Stock
Pistol Grip: Magpul Moe Grip, black