Gun Jesus visits Capuis (where Manurin is made)

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  1. 4v50 Gary

    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    I like the mask the test firer wears. You need that since there's a lot of lead going downrange and I wonder how often his blood is tested for lead levels. I'd hate his job because if he's firing proof loads, you're going to feel it when you get older.

    Clever than that don't blue the cylinder until it's finished with assembling and proofing. Spares the cylinder the "ring" that can characterize the revolver.
     
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  2. JCooperfan1911

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    Interesting. I'll watch it when I get home. The strawed triggers are beautiful on Manurhins.
     
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  3. Rule3

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    Thanks for the video. I like factory tours
    This one was very good
    Need to "liquidate" many to buy one of those. Would be nice!
     
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    4v50 Gary Moderator Staff Member

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    Anyone figure out how they polish those guns?
     
  5. wiscoaster

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    Hahah, I read the thread title and just knew it was going to be Ian ... :D
     
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    Two hour lunch break (noon to 2pm) is what they get according to the plaque at the factory entrance
     
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  7. bannockburn

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    4v50 Gary

    Another thank you for a very "insider" look at how they make Manurhin revolvers!

    This is the closest I probably will ever get to owning anything with the name of "Manurhin" on it, though it's still a fine (and interesting), handgun in it's own way!
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    Yes, it definitely is!! Thanks for posting a pic :thumbup:
     
  9. Kleanbore

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    Excellent! Wonderful! Thank you!

    Revolver aficionados will love it. So will Francophiles. And persons with an interest in manufacturing will be glued to it.

    I am impressed with the MR. 73.

    But while I like beef bourguignon, I am perfectly happy with good Yankee Pot Roast. By the same token, I would be as happy with a new Colt as with a Chapuis.
     
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  10. Brian Williams

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    They use a tumble burnisher, a combination of metal chips and a slurry to polish the gun with friction and impact.

    polishing.jpg
     
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    Very interesting. It still requires a bit of hands -on craftsmanship to get'r done.
     
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