Manurhin MR-73 (France)
Manurhin MR-73 - with 3" (Gendarmerie) and 5 1/4" (Sport) barrels
Type: Double Action
Chamber: .357 Magnum (also 9x19mm Luger/Para)
Weight unloaded: 910 g (3" barrel) or 1050 g (5.25" barrel)
Length: 204 mm or 264 mm
Barrel length: 76 mm (3") or 133 mm (5.25")
Capacity: 6 rounds
MR-73 revolvers were developed by MANURHIN company of France in 1973. MR-73 is a standart issue firearm of the french Gendarmerie, as well as of some French elite law enforcement agencies (G.I.G.N., R.A.I.D. etc). MR-73 is also a favorite European sporting arm, available also in Sport and Match (.32 SW Long or .38 Spl).
All MR-73s featured all-steel construction, designed to withstand extereme pressures. MR-73 barrels are manufactured by cold-hammering, resulting in long service life and extreme accuracy. Additional cylinders for 9x19mm Luger ammunition available as options, providing ability to use cheaper ammunition for ectensive training. All MR-73's had hand-assembled and ajusted actions, resulting very good to extremely high accuracy and high unit price. Reliability and service life of the MR-73s, combined with the match-grade accuracy, also brings it to the worlds' best service handguns class, along with SIG P-210.