Living with the MasterPiece Arms Chassis

A cool looking chassis with maybe some not so cool engineering.

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Announced at Shot Show 2014, the MasterPiece Arms MPA BA Chassis was, and perhaps the most innovative chassis design for Precision Rifle Series (PRS) competition use. It is evident that Phil Cashin, Owner and President of MPA, and his team put a lot of time (and Phil’s money) into figuring out what PRS shooters are trying to accomplish with rifle position. MPA was also aware enough to leave the door open to expand what the chassis can do, just as shooters find new ways to position.

Unfortunately for MPA, and for those that are looking for a chassis that won’t piss them off on a regular basis, a solid chassis system– the frame itself is solid –is not just about designed for PRS. At the end of the day it is what went into the engineering of components, and of course the ever important bedding for the action, that keeps shooters from having to fix stuff that just should not have to be fixed.

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About MasterPiece Arms

MASTERPIECE ARMS was originally listed as Gary Poole being at the helm according to the Georgia Corporations Division website. The company was dissolved and licensed as MASTERPIECE ARMS HOLDING COMPANY (aka, MPA) with Philip Cashin as the one running the show. Georgia was and remains the base of operations for the company.

MPA has mainly been known for manufacturing chassis, chassis components, and accessories for bolt action rifles. They also sell bolt action rifles and components (Curtis actions) and have a small pistol selection (as of this writing) in the DS9 series, and a smaller Defender series.

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As of February 7, 2021, the FFL license listed for MASTERPIECE ARMS HOLDING COMPANY on fflapi.com shows it expired on 09/01/2020. If they have another license under a different name, I don’t know. Nor do I know if FFL API’s data is absolutely correct. However, I have never know FFL API’s data to be that far off and they do have a way to contact them should license data show as incorrect.

2020 was a hard year for many. Based on data published on sba.com, the company did get some assistance in late April of 2020. Further, there is no explicit way for me to know if there is any correlation between PPP assistance and the FFL situation should that in fact be real. I will say that since Phil and his crew make their parts in-house, it is safe to say things would have gotten difficult quickly if GA put any kind of restrictions on them unless there was substantial money in the bank. They had been behind on manufacturing for a long time. It seems like a couple months wait was average in 2019, and if you have no parts, you have no revenue. Sad our government thinks its okay that we “progressed” from fighting for the right for each other to exist under government rule, to the government picking winners and losers when it comes to who stays afloat in business. I am pretty sure Lincoln did not have this kind of nonsense in mind when he said “…that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” In case someone missed the important parts, it’s the entire quote so just read it again. It’s about us, all of us. Not just big companies, or certain classes, races, or religions.
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Company website: https://masterpiecearms.com
Address: 4904 Hwy 98 East, Comer, GA 30629
Mailing: P.O. Box 67, Comer, GA 30629
Phone: (706) 395-7050

All references to MasterPiece Arms, MPA, MPA BA, the MPA BA Chassis (and MPA chassis derivatives), and MPA components and accessories, are done so to provide context. RPMDNA makes no claim to, or affiliation with, MasterPiece Arms (aka, Masterpiece Arms Holding Company, or MPA), or the names or designs associated with MPA. RPMDNA assumes that MPA owns and maintains full license to MPA, it’s name(s), and designs.