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    Manurhin MR 73

    Manurhin stands for “Manufacture de machines du Haut-Rhin”. No need to translate I guess, sometimes French is easy.

    The MR 73 was introduced in 1973 obviously. It was the first revolver built in France since 1892 !

    In 1999, Chapuis armes, a small craftsman builder specialised in luxury hunting shotguns, took over the production of the MR 73.

    Some claim quality is not on par with original guns. As far as finish, I find it hard to believe. Mechanically and reliability wise I cannot judge, since I have less than 2000 rounds through mine.

    I bought this revolver brand new in 2009 (so it is a Chapuis build), cost $ 2000.

    It’s a very well made revolver, the blueing is very deep and rich. Mechanically it is very tight.





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    Nice looking 357! now ya gotta practice!
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    As far as I remember, one interesting feature of the MR73 is its capacity to also shoot 9mm Para in the same cylinder (357) by mean of a device (clip or something like that) that allows to extract the empty 9mm Para cases from the cylinder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBH View Post
    Nice looking 357! now ya gotta practice!
    Thanks. Been at it for 30 years, will keep trying, harder. (This is 25 meters off hand btw).

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    Quote Originally Posted by PICARDIE View Post
    As far as I remember, one interesting feature of the MR73 is its capacity to also shoot 9mm Para in the same cylinder (357) by mean of a device (clip or something like that) that allows to extract the empty 9mm Para cases from the cylinder.
    You need a second cylinder for 9 mm. It was meant to use cheaper and French made ammo for police forces (France did not manufacture .357). It was not a great success it seems, accuracy was not as good.

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    I remember a fellow shooter that used a Manurhin, in .32, in the very competitive ISSF center-fire pistol. Where if you make less then 570 out of 600 points you're out of luck. And he often qualified in the first 3.
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    I love those revolvers but never seem to snatch one up when they come up for sale used and abused... thanks for sharing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurusu View Post
    I remember a fellow shooter that used a Manurhin, in .32, in the very competitive ISSF center-fire pistol. Where if you make less then 570 out of 600 points you're out of luck. And he often qualified in the first 3.
    The MR 73 Match in .32 long


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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASSIC12 View Post
    The MR 73 Match in .32 long

    I would trade half of my left arm [almost] for that one. I look & look but never found one for sale.
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    Interesting looking ammo. 9mm? Do you reload you're own ammo. I never have seen such pointed tips on those bullets!
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