SHOT 2013 Preview: MasterPiece Arms Introduces MPAR 556 Rifle

MPAR 556 Rifle

MasterPiece Arms Introduces MPAR 556 Rifle for 2013.

MasterPiece Arms, manufacturers of the MPA MAC line of semi-automatic submachine pistols and carbines, announces the MPAR 556 Rifle. MasterPiece will make these firearms available for purchase in the first quarter of 2013. This design was under development throughout 2012 and will feature some serious upgrades, including a short stroke piston design and a lightweight, free-floating, two-piece aluminum handguard with user located Picatinny rails. It will also include an innovative front handguard cap to keep debris out of the internals of the handguards while providing strength and stability to the assembly. The MPAR 556 Rifle contains a side folder six-position polymer buttstock, locked bolt action and a side charging-handle with forward-assist. The MPAR 556 Rifle is compatible with standard AR magazines. Master Piece Arms

MPAR 556 Rifle
MPAR 556 Rifle

The MPAR 556 Rifle is phosphate hard-coat anodized depending on the material used. Masterpiece Arms claims that disassembly will be very user friendly, both for access to the internals of the weapon as well as the piston assembly housed in the front handguard. This gun is American Made and offers the MasterPiece Arms Lifetime Guarantee. MSRP is $959.00.

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Comments (11)

  1. Nice rifle but I think the rear stock is too tapco. (sorry) more solid like a sig 556 classic would be very good looking machine for sure.

  2. I have one on order and hope to have it in March 2013. With all the AR-15 rifles dried up this looks to be a viable, American made option. I’ll keep you posted.

  3. @ Jack…anything that can be thought of, can be done. As to the new MPAR 5.56, I`m glad to see something besides the Saiga .223 (which I happen to LOVE mine) which isn`t the standard AR type rifle that`s American and is chambered in 223. I`m not sure the purpose for accepting AK47 magazines which are typically 7.62 unlesss you have an exchange system for it. I`ve had a hard time finding so called AK47 magazines that fit my Saiga 223 unless I get them from Saiga or Surefire. It dosen`t really bother me because the standard Ak47 magazines don`t fit in my Saiga anyway, even with the insallation of a bullet guide. This MPAR definately looks like a GREAT rifle at a great price!

  4. When I look at it, it reminds me of a cold, hard made, some what crud but reliable, Russian gun. I’m a south paw and would be interested in finding out if the charging handle and mag release can be switched around.

  5. Cool rifle. I really like the side charging handle and the reasonable price. I wonder if it can be had in white powder coat so it will not be banned bu Obama as ‘scary”…….. 8-).

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