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Manurhin MR-73



Overview


MR-73

MR-73 with 5.25 inch barrel.
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Origin
France
Type
Revolver
Entered service
1973
Status
In service
Development
Early 1970's
Developer
France - Gilbert Maillard for Manurhin
Production
1973 - present
Producer
France - Manurhin
Unit cost
About $ 1.500

Description


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.

Details


MR-73

MR-73 with dark wood grip and 4 inch barrel.
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Manurhin MR-73 variants

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.

Some models with longer barrels have been fitted with a bipod and optical sight for use as short range precision weapons. Sport and Match versions also exist for civilian sales.

MR-73: The MR-73 is the baseline production model with fixed sights.
MR-73G: The MR-73G or "Gendarmerie" model features adjustable sights.

Facts MR-73 (3 inch) MR-73 (4 inch) MR-73 (6 inch)
General
Origin
France
Type
Revolver
Caliber
Caliber
.357 Magnum
Magazine
6 round cylinder
Barrel length
76 mm
Operation
Action
Double action
Fire selector
0 - 1
Rate of fire
Semi-automatic
Dimensions
Length
205 mm
Height
142 mm
Weight
0.91 kg empty
Sights
Type
Iron sights
Sight radius
117 mm

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