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Manurhin MR-73

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Manurhin MR-73 Gendarmerie with 3" barrel, rubber grips, and adjustable sights - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 Defense with 3" barrel and duty sights - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 Defense with 2.5" barrel and duty sights - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 Defense with 5.25" barrel and adjustable sights - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 Sport with 6" barrel - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 Sport with 5.25" barrel - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 Target Match - .357 Magnum
Manurhin MR-73 "Sniper" with 8" barrel, adjustable sights, scope, and bipod - .357 Magnum

The Manurhin MR-73 is a French solid-frame, swing out cylinder, double-action revolver. The barrel is cold-hammered forged, which is unusual for a revolver, and makes for a very strong and high quality weapon. It also makes for a more expensive weapon. There is the usual flat mainspring operating the hammer, but there is a separate flatspring controlling the trigger. This second spring operates on a roller to decrease friction, moves the trigger forward after firing, and moves up the safety block to prevent the hammer's nose from inadvertently setting off a round. The end result is a very smooth and consistent trigger which aids the shooter tremendously; also making for a very accurate revolver. The MR-73 is also capable of shooting 9mm Parabellum by exchanging cylinders. The MR-73 to this day is utilized by the French GIGN and RAID. They are fairly scarce in the United States. As of 2021, Beretta USA is in charge of importing them to the US.


(1973 - Present)

Type: Revolver

Caliber: .357 Magnum, .38 Special, 9x19mm Parabellum, .32 S&W Long, .22 LR

Weight: 1.9 lbs (0.9 kg) - 2.9 lbs (1.3 kg)

Length: 7.7 in (19.5 cm) - 11.7 in (29.8 cm)

Barrel Length: 2.25", 2.75", 3", 4", 5.25", 6", 10"

Capacity: 6

Fire Modes: Double-Action/Single-Action

The Manurhin MR-73 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The French Detective (Adieu, poulet) Lino Ventura Commissaire Verjeat 2.5" barrel 1975
Police officers
Fear over the City (Peur sur la ville) French police 1975
For 200 Grand, You Get Nothing Now (Pour 100 briques t'as plus rien!) Georges Géret Comissioneer Bouvard MR-73 Defense 1982
The Outsider Jean-Paul Belmondo Commissaire Philippe Jordan 2.5" barrel 1983
My New Partner (Les ripoux) Thierry Lhermitte François Lesbuche 4" barrel 1984
Subway Jean-Pierre Bacri Inspector Batman 2.5" barrel 1985
French Police
Police Gérard Depardieu Louis Vincent Mangin 3" Barrel 1985
Cop's Honor French Police 1985
The Fugitives Pierre Richard François Pignon 2.5" barrel 1986
French police Various models
The Female Executioner (L'exécutrice) Jean-Hugues Lime Legrand Defence model with 3" barrel 1986
The Loner Jean-Paul Belmondo Commissaire Stan Jalard 4" barrel 1987
Michel Creton Inspector Simon Lecache 2.5" barrel
French police
Let Sleeping Cops Lie Alain Delon Eugène Grindel Gendarmerie model with 4" barrel and rubber grips 1988
French Police Various barrel length, wooden and rubber grips
Door on the Left as You Leave the Elevator (À gauche en sortant de l'ascenseur) Éric Blanc Policeman 1988
Try This One for Size (Sauf votre respect) Stéphane Bonnet Inspector Jacobi 1989
The Surprise Guest (L'Invité surprise) Victor Lanoux Charles Mazzena 1989
My New Partner II (Ripoux contre ripoux) Thierry Lhermitte François Lesbuche 1990
Have a Nice Night (Passez une bonne nuit) Police officers In holsters 1990
Want to Stay Alive (Le denier du colt) Police officers In holsters 1990
Believed Violent (Présumé dangereux) Stéphane Bonnet Inspector Jacobi 1990
Michael Brandon Tom Lepski
The Jackpot! (La Totale!) Eddy Mitchell Albert Grelleau With 4" barrel and target sights 1991
The Third Planet (Tretya planeta) Seen in the gun shop; special target configuration w/ wooden grips and very long barrel 1991
Low Profile (Profil bas) Jacques Rosny Inspector Malard 1993
Maximum Risk French Police 1996
The Cousin (Le cousin) Samuel Le Bihan Francis 3" barrel, duty sights 1997
Mehdi El Glaoui Jeannot
Christophe Peyroux Michel
Jean-Michel Noirey Philippe Maurin
Half a Chance French Police 1998
Yamakasi Special Forces 2001
Kiss of the Dragon French Police 2001
The Transporter French Police 2002
Gangsters François Levantal Eddy Dahan 2002
Ruby & Quentin French Police 2003
36th Precinct Francis Renaud Titi Brasseur 2004
San Antonio Gérard Depardieu Lt. Alexandre-Benoît 'Béru' Bérurier 2004
Mesrine: Public Enemy Number 1 Vincent Cassel Jacques Mesrine 3" Barrel 2008
MR 73 (2008) Daniel Auteuil Inspector Schneider 2008
Gerald Laroche Inspector Mateo
The Assault (L'Assaut) French Police and GIGN Sport and Gendarmerie models 2010
Rebellion Mathieu Kassovitz Captain Legorjus 2011
Atomic Blonde Charlize Theron Lorraine Broughton Defense model 2017
Sofia Boutella Delphine


Show Title Actor Character Note / Episode Air Date
Julie Lescaut Jean-Paul Rouve Éric Leveil 1993-????
Julie Lescaut Jean-Paul Comart Santi "La mort en rose" (S03E03) 1994
Julie Lescaut Véronique Genest Julie Lescaut "Charité bien ordonnée" (S03E07) 1994
Julie Lescaut François-Régis Marchasson Didier Fournier "Charité bien ordonnée" (S03E07) 1994
Julie Lescaut Renaud Marx David Kaplan Sport variant 1995-1999
Julie Lescaut Mouss Diouf Justin N'Guma 1998-2004
Julie Lescaut Cécile Magnet Valérie Koster "Abus de pouvoir" (S06E02) 1997
Julie Lescaut Yves Verhoeven Olivier Sport variant/ "Abus de pouvoir" (S06E02) 1997
Julie Lescaut Various Policemen 1993-2013

Video Games

Game Appears As Mods Notes Date
Insurgency: Sandstorm "MR 73" 2018
Caliber 2019

See Also

  • Manurhin - A list of all firearms manufactured by Manurhin.

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