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I would like a small revolver

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by Orkanen, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. Orkanen

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    Just curious and off topic. What would you pay for a used MR-73? Here's one for sale in Sweden with 2.75" barrel at $1,500.
     
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    That 640 is a better gun than the Ruger all day long. If the frame states "tested +P+ is still there it means it was a first production run & adds to it's value.
     
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    Three Airweights S&W's
    M&P BG ,38 SPL+P
    442-2 .38 SPL+P
    638-3 .38 SPL+P
    And a BUCK 110
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    I really can't say because I know nothing about that company's handguns. I don't know their reputation and I have never seen or shot one. Sorry...
     
  5. drobs

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    Adjustable sights would be high on my wish list for the type of shooting you are doing. This S&W M15 looks pretty clean:
    https://www.waffen-ferkinghoff.com/english/m15-3-black-2-adj

    S&W (at least in the USA) will have greater parts availability. Parts can be found on Ebay. Within the past year or 3 we (the USA) had a bulk import of surplus Manurhin Revolvers. 1st time I've seen them in the USA. I had no interest in buying one and would rather have another Smith & Wesson. Then again I'm a biased American - as far as DA Revolvers. Not knowing your price range - the S&W's IMHO are a better deal. You could buy the above M15 and a M10 or M66 for the price of the MR-73

    I like S&W and Ruger. This Ruger Security Six of mine with the 2 3/4 in barrel recently accompanied me on a trip to N. MN for Bear Defense. No bear were seen.

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    Is the 10# spring dependent on Federal primers to preclude light strikes?
     
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    Since changing the springs I have put close to 1,000 rounds of Remington, Winchester, and various other manufacturers ammo down the pipe. I have had "0" light strikes after many random inspections of spent shell casings and 100% positive ignition.
     
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  8. Orkanen

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    It sure does look pretty neat. I'll keep a good look out while I wait. I recently handed several weapons applications to the Police, hoping they come back before the end of this year. I'm told I'll have to wait 2 to 3 months for processing.
    You shouldn't dismiss weapons you've never tried. The MR-73 is known to equal Freedom Arms revolvers in accuracy. It's considered among the best DA revolvers out there. I bought a brand new 6" a little over a year ago, and around 2,000 + rounds later, plus a shitload of dry firing, it's the best revolver I've ever laid my grubby hands on. Spare parts? Don't need 'em. That gun is rock solid. It's built to handle any ammo out there, more Magnum ammo than your wrists can handle, years on end. One of my shooting club mates has an old one. All he's done to it is add a barrel weight, some oil and lots and lots of ammo. When I've done with mine, hopefully in 30 - 40 years time, I'll expect to hand it over to one of my grandchildren for their enjoyment. Intact and original to the last screw.
    I've only tried one Ruger, a Blackhawk. A couple of rounds with 295 gr FP and 23 gr of Vihtavuori N110, I decided that shooting .44 Magnum isn't for me. The SP101 for sale locally together with the S&W 640 has no adjustable sights. I'll consider it, I'll test it, but knowing nothing is done to it, it's difficult to get a good picture of its potential. Finding someone with a Ruger who has done what should be done to it is a challenge. I've so far dismissed .22 revolvers, even despite this advert. At those prices, I might as well buy the short MR-73 in Sweden, getting my money back if needs be isn't an issue.
     
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  9. Orkanen

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    The surplus ones that came into the US were rough and ugly. Example:
    https://www.classicfirearms.com/manurhin-mr73-357-magum-38-special-revolver-surplus/

    The nice ones go for a pretty penny:
    https://www.gunbroker.com/All/search?Keywords=Manurhin MR73

    I have loads of guns but keep a few DA revolvers around for fun. My most recent revolver acquisition was this Ruger Redhawk in 45 Colt / 45 ACP. I traded a Milled Norinco Mak90 AK47 for it that I bought a month prior for $300.

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  11. Orkanen

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    Nice Gendarmerie. It's obviously been put to good use for years and years. Two screws missing beyond that, good to go. Fixed sights isn't an issue with them. Mine's fitted with adjustable sights but they've never been touched.
    There's a new one there for 3.2 k just like mine, although I paid 2.6 k, but if money wasn't an issue I'd buy a Mulhouse instead. They're said to be the best of the best.
    Darn, I'm jealous. You certainly love your guns. I'm sitting here playing with mine as we speak. Now please don't read that the wrong way.

    By the way, I believe this post of yours would fit better in this thread.
     
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    Looks like you "need" that matching MR73S. I find it's best to own pairs or triplets.
    I was organizing my handguns a couple weeks ago. Need to fit 7 more into here somewhere:

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