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Old November 07, 2018, 21:30   #1
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used Manurhin MR73s

Man, I'd sure like to have one of these pistols. If I were still working, with a regular check coming in, I would be sorely tested.

https://www.allans-armory.com/aapict...temId=101309MG


https://www.allans-armory.com/aaresult.php?PageId=58
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I didn't see any prices listed with those photo's. The MR73 looks like a knockoff of the S&W K frame to me. The Model 19 .357 Combat Magnum comes to mind.

I know that Manurhin makes decent handguns. But are parts available if needed?

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Old November 08, 2018, 02:30   #3
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Leroy Thompson did a write up on these in Firearms News not long ago. Here's a link to it. http://www.firearmsnews.com/editoria...ellence/307258
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I bought mine years ago when they first came in. I think somewhere around 65 revolvers came in and I got to pick from most of them. I got the black finished 4" model with rubber grips. The wood grips were not in very good shape with some having screws missing. My gun is in about 95%+ condition. The blued ones are much less condition, but work perfectly. I was actually shooting it yesterday. I handed it to a buddy and he fired one for the first time. He hit all 6 times on a small plate at about 35 yards easily. It's definitely smooth, that's for sure.


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Old November 08, 2018, 08:46   #5
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I didn't see any prices listed with those photo's. The MR73 looks like a knockoff of the S&W K frame to me. The Model 19 .357 Combat Magnum comes to mind.

I know that Manurhin makes decent handguns. But are parts available if needed?

And so it goes.


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The prices and descriptions are in the second link.

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Leroy Thompson did a write up on these in Firearms News not long ago. Here's a link to it. http://www.firearmsnews.com/editoria...ellence/307258
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I bought mine years ago when they first came in. I think somewhere around 65 revolvers came in and I got to pick from most of them. I got the black finished 4" model with rubber grips. The wood grips were not in very good shape with some having screws missing. My gun is in about 95%+ condition. The blued ones are much less condition, but work perfectly. I was actually shooting it yesterday. I handed it to a buddy and he fired one for the first time. He hit all 6 times on a small plate at about 35 yards easily. It's definitely smooth, that's for sure.


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Good info Leland, thanks.

And thanks to all of you for the replies!
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Old November 08, 2018, 22:53   #6
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Rember how these guns were made ..Though K frame ish ( and I think will fit in many K frame holster ) they are massive over built guns and have a unique rifling system .They are made for a steady diet of hot 357 rounds ..And even the "combat " models had adj trigger systme that will ligten the trigger but the not the trigger weight if that makes any sense to avoid primer issues


Frankly as beat the heck as the Century guns are seeing how much a commerical guns cost ie starting at 2k to 10k for 600 bucks or so just to get a taste is ok with me
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Old November 10, 2018, 14:17   #7
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Trivia on the MR73: FN tried to buy Manurhin to market the MR73 sort of as their own after the FN Barracuda revolver was a commercial failure. This was in the late 1980s before just before FN was bought by GIAT/Nexter (and since regained its independence).
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Old November 10, 2018, 16:14   #8
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I remember seeing MR73s in the holsters of the local Gendarme while I was roaming the French South Pacific in the 90s, never found one friendly enough to get into a firearms discussion with though ....
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Old November 11, 2018, 11:30   #9
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I own a surplus one. Yes very good revolvers. A legend in France, there is even a French cop movie called "MR73". Yes there are parts available here in the USA from:

https://www.hastingsdistribution.com...duct_list&c=61

I've bought parts from them to help fix up mine. The old Manurhin is dead but the current company still makes parts for the MR73.

Mine had issues with a loose sideplate with previously buggered up screws and my cylinder level spring seemed pretty worn out. The cylinder level pin looked worn as well so I replaced that.

One thing I still need to work on is dialing in the hammer spring and the trigger return spring with the adjustment screws.

Mine has a little bluing wear and I am considering whether to have it refinished or not.

There is really no support for them here in the USA but apparently the action is similar to S&Ws and any decent revolver gunsmith should be able to work on them.

In the end I love shooting mine. 357 Magnum is a lot of fun and these are fun guns to shoot. As long as you accept their limitations as a niche product, then you can't go wrong with them and I don't think they will lose value.
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Old November 11, 2018, 22:03   #10
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Man, if I only had the do re mi, I think I'd be gettin' one!

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How many days substituting would it take?
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How many days substituting would it take?
That's a good suggestion Perry! Lessee, I'm not exactly sure what subbing is paying these days but probably anywhere from 10 to 12 days. I'm not sure that it would worth that! After two and a half years away from the classroom, I might be "off my game" a little. And, I don't think the kids up there now have seen anyone like me since I left. They might be shocked by my management techniques. But thanks for that, who knows, you might've just planted a seed for thinkin'!
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http://jjperodeau.com/store/?model_number=HA03021

Still made, if you have $3000+ for one.
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http://jjperodeau.com/store/?model_number=HA03021

Still made, if you have $3000+ for one.
The MR88 is quite a bit cheaper:

https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...25559&cdn_bp=1

I wonder how they differ?
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The MR88 is quite a bit cheaper:

https://www.gunsinternational.com/gu...25559&cdn_bp=1

I wonder how they differ?
It's based on a Ruger and meant to be a cheaper alternative to the MR73.
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It's based on a Ruger and meant to be a cheaper alternative to the MR73.
Thanks for the clarification!
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Also, the new MR73s supposedly are not made with the same steel as the old ones.
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Also, the new MR73s supposedly are not made with the same steel as the old ones.
That can be either good or bad.
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Also, the new MR73s supposedly are not made with the same steel as the old ones.
Manurhin sold off their equipment and plans for the revolvers to another company in the 1990's. As I recall when I was doing my research around the time I bought mine, when Chapius Armes took all that over, the first revolvers were not similar quality. From what I have heard now they fixed the problems and the new ones are just fine. I wouldn't have any hesitation buying a new one.
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Sorry for being late on this one, but I did find out that the GIGN still issues .357 Mag Manuhrin revolvers to all of its operatives as a reminder of firing discipline and shooting proficiency.
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Sorry for being late on this one, but I did find out that the GIGN still issues .357 Mag Manuhrin revolvers to all of its operatives as a reminder of firing discipline and shooting proficiency.
Those dman surrender monkeys! Don't they know they are supposed to use AR pistols?
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They sort of used those, too. They used to use both the 14.5 and 11 inch HK416. After the Paris attacks they switched the 11 inch version out in favor of the CZ Bren 2 in 7.62x39mm.

It seems that they feel that 5.56 doesn't have the power against body armor out of such a short barrel (though the French Army use the 416 in both 14.5 and 11 inch to replace the FAMAS).
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GIGN was letting it's "operators" have both a 5 inch MR73 and a 3 inch MR73. I understand a lot of them have moved to Glock pistols now instead.

The MR73 in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RhR0NBTz3E

Decent film about the 1994 Air France hijacking.
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GIGN was letting it's "operators" have both a 5 inch MR73 and a 3 inch MR73. I understand a lot of them have moved to Glock pistols now instead.

The MR73 in action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-RhR0NBTz3E

Decent film about the 1994 Air France hijacking.
Neat lil' clip wanneroo. Thanks!
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Neat lil' clip wanneroo. Thanks!
The movie "The Assault" or "L'Assalt" is readily available on DVD and I think was on Amazon Prime there for a while. The only thing is there is no subtitles only an English language overdub that must have been done on a $100 budget because it's so low quality and comedic. I think they did a nice job reenacting the shootout inside the plane.
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That's a shame! Shitty overdubs just ruin a good movie.
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