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Manurhin MR-73

General Facts

  • TYPE
    Revolver

  • ORIGIN
    France

  • NICKNAMES
    -

  • DESIGNED
    Early 1970's

  • DESIGNER
    Manurhin

  • PRODUCTION
    1973 - present

  • PRODUCERS
    France - Manurhin

  • QUANTITY
    Unknown

  • UNIT COST
    About $ 1.500

  • CHARACTERISTICS
    High production quality
    Rugged and reliable
    Good accuracy
    High unit price
    Heavy

Introduction

The MR-73 is a revolver of French origin. It was developed in close relation with the French national police. The MR-73 is one of the few new revolver designs that proved succesful in an age where pistols have become the standard type of handgun. The MR-73 is known for its ruggedness and match grade accuracy.

Design

The MR-73 is a double action revolver of conventional design. Unique features include the adjustable trigger in both single and double action mode and chamber capable of withstanding twice the maximum pressure of the .357 Magnum round. Unique versions of the MR-73 include models with very long barrels, optics and bipod for use as a close range sniper rifle.

Firepower

The MR-73 is chambered for .357 Magnum. This allows it to also fire the lower power .38 Special round. The cylinder has a six round capacity and speedloaders are commonly used. A replacement cylinder for use with 9x19mm Parabellum rounds is available. The high build quality, cold hammered barrel and adjustable roller bearing trigger allow for match grade accuracy.

Users

The MR-73 was extensively used by French law enforcement and special units. It has been supplemented by various pistols but remains in use. The MR-73 was widely exported to nation with close ties to France, including many former colonies.

Variants

MR-73

The MR-73is a high quality revolver known for its good accuracy. It is available in a variety of barrel lengths, including 2.5, 3, 4, 5.25, 6, 8 and 10-inch.

MR-73: The MR-73 is the original production model.
MR-73G: The MR-73G or Gendarmerie features adjustable sights.

TypeRevolver
Caliber.357 Magnum
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length76 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length205 mm
Width?
Height142 mm
Weight0.91 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 117 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypeRevolver
Caliber.357 Magnum
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length101mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length230 mm
Width?
Height142 mm
Weight0.95 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 132 mm sight radius
Remarks-
TypeRevolver
Caliber.357 Magnum
Magazine6 round cylinder
OperationDouble action
Fire selector0-1
Rate of fireSemi-automatic
Barrel length152 mm
Rifling?
Muzzle velocity?
Stock-
Length283 mm
Width?
Height142 mm
Weight1.07 kg empty
SightsIron sights, 193 mm sight radius
Remarks-

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