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 the French company MANURHIN in 1973. This revolver is a standard issue firearm of the French Gendarmerie, as well as some of France’s most elite law enforcement agencies- (G.I.G.N., R.A.I.D. etc). This revolver is also a favorite European sporting arm, available in Sport and Match (.32 S&W Long or .38 Spl).
All MR-73’s feature all-steel construction, designed to withstand extreme pressures. Barrels are manufactured by ‘Cold-Hammering’, which resulted in long service life and extreme accuracy.
Additional cylinders for 9x19mm Luger ammunition were available as options, providing the ability to use cheaper ammunition for extensive training. All MR-73’s have hand-assembled and ajusted actions, resulting in very good to extremely high accuracy and also a high unit price.
The reliability and service life of this revolver, combined with match-grade accuracy, also brings it into the “Worlds’ best service handguns class”, along with SIG P-210.