Save your recyclables for Cash - Manurhin MR73

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  1. il.bill

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    Just received this link in my Google News -

    https://www.guns.com/news/2021/04/29/coming-to-america-beretta-importing-new-manurhin-mr73-revolvers

    Article says Beretta will be importing two models of the Manurhin MR73 Revolvers chambered in .357 Magnum and favored by the French Special Forces.

    Never have seen a Korth in person, so I leave that topic for later, but what would you choose among a Colt Python, a S&W Registered Magnum, or one of these similarly priced MR73 models if you could raise the cash by recycling your brass and empty beer cans?
     
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    Registered Magnum, without hesitation.
     
  3. bannockburn

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    1) S&W Registered Magnum
    2) Manurhin M73
    3) Colt Python
     
  4. BobWright

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    I've owned a Python and a S&W Model 28, so I'm not too thrilled with the prospect of owning either again. Know nothing abut the Manurhin M73. To sweeten the pot for me would include a Colt New Frontier in .357 Magnum, or maybe a pristine Ruger Three Screw Flat Top .44 Magnum, but only if all steel. The gun Ruger made up at Skeeter Skelton's death would be fine.

    If I am limited to a DA .357 Magnum, then a Model 586 Distinguished Combat Magnum.

    Bob Wright
     
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    As to saving recycling brass, that would take a bit longer than I have left to live. I save spent primers, fired .22 brass, and split cartridge cases. Two coffee "cans" (plastic 32 oz. containers) full usually bring me about $35 ~ $40, and maybe twice a year at that.

    Bob Wright

    P.S. As a matter of interest, the recycling plant I utilize pays off in cash, and will pay including $2 bills. For thirty five dollars, a twenty, a ten, two twos, and a one.
     
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    Im not impressed by the new production Chapuis MR73s.

    Ive already got a M28, so for me, it would be the Python, new or old.
     
  7. BigBore44

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    MSRP of $3,300? I think I’d rather have 4 686+’s.
     
  8. Monac

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    I did not know the MR73 was still being made. I thought Manurhin had shifted to making the MR93: https://www.reddit.com/r/Revolvers/comments/fzam9k/a_rare_bird_3_manurhin_mr_93/

    The Wikipedia article about Manurhin has a picture of the MR93, but the text only mentions the MR73: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manurhin

    On further reading, only 640 MR93's were made; see the last paragraph of this article: http://www.smallarmsreview.com/display.article.cfm?idarticles=4063
     
  9. milsurpguy

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    First paragraph, sound too pretty for me.
     
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    Would rather invest in an FA97, than those listed.
     
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  11. Onty

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    Also, S&W 686 DX. As far as I know, DX marked revolvers make 1,5" on 50 yds, tested at factory and marked only if they meet such criteria.
     
  12. PzGren

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    My choice out of the three not only would be - but is - the MR73 and I do not have a problem with the fact that Chapuis makes them. I had a Chapuis Armes MR73 with a four inch barrel and it was as well made as my 5 1/4" Mulhouse revolver. I find the N frame just a little unwieldy and too large for a .357 Magnum. I have switched grips on the Python, including three different Nills, and never found one that was really comfortable.
     
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    Nobody stops you from buying them but that wasn't really what the OP had asked about, neither does it matter that I prefer Korths over my MR73;).

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  14. Mosin77

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    I’d buy 10 model 10s for that price.

    No, actually I’d love an MR73, but I’d rather have an old one from the ‘70s.
     
  15. mcb

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    If it only came in a caliber other than 357 Mag :barf:, something shorter and fatter!:D
     
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  16. Paul7

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    Read this before you buy a Chapuis MR73, this one fell apart after 3,500 rounds, probably due to defective steel: https://www.reddit.com/r/Revolvers/comments/f4gj12/mr73_the_unbreakable_revolver_broken/

    The dealer he bought it from wouldn't honor the warranty, he said the owner must have used hot reloads, which wasn't true. He ended up scraping it, he didn't want to sell it and have someone else have a catastrophic failure.

    I own a Python and have owned an MR73 and would take my Korth over either. The Korth is a .22 LR but I assume the .357s are of the same quality.

    What's with the cheesy gold trigger and hammer on the OP MR73? Looks like a pimp gun.
     
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    Registered Magnum. Hands down. End of discussion.
     
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    I've only held one Registered Magnum, it was a duty gun that may best friend's Uncle carried at LAPD many moons ago.

    It was finish-worn from decades in the holster and scuffed on the steel and grips from a fight or four, but it still had the mystique when held in the hand.

    I'd definitely buy one of the RM's with the $$ they're asking for the Manhurin. :thumbup:

    Stay safe.
     
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    Puts things in a fine perspective, that.

    Also moderates my impression of the cost of Monson Dan Wessons as well.

    Todd.
     
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  21. Paul7

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    Have you handled and fired an MR73?
     
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    Why would the dealer have to honor the warranty? Traditionally, with all firearms sales in my experience. If it is a new gun that is covered under warranty by the manufacturer, then I need to contact the manufacturer, not the dealer I bought it from.

    When my Colt 6721 had an issue right out of the box. I didn't go back to Lou's Police Supply in Hialeah, FL. I contacted Colt directly and they fixed the gun.
     
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    I need a six inch MR73 in my stable. I'd be willing to sell off one of my six inch Pythons to fund a Manurhin.

    These two six inchers need some French comradery.

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    I have seen these burn marks before on forcing cones when double based powders were used in .357 reloads, they just burn hotter. Besides, an isolated incident is barely legitimate reason to believe that the wrong steel was used - or was it used in only one gun? Before I take the account of some gunsmith serious, I would like to check his credentials.
    I remember when one guy in our club got an early MR73 around 1983 or 84 and the piano wire trigger spring for the trigger reset slipped, rendering the gun useless at the rage. Manurhin fixed that design.

    I have owned one each, a Chapuis Armes and a Mulhouse, MR73s (and an MR88) and shot many more, have owned over a hundred S&W revolvers over the years and there is a reason why I held on to a 51/4" MR73 and do so with first hand experience, not based on hear say from unreliable internet sources. They are good shooters.
     
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  25. Paul7

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    He says he didn't use reloads, and at 3:00 he shows the ammo used.

    How else would you explain how that forcing cone looked and parts breaking off?

    I would assume the defective gun was a fluke, but still, the photos don't lie. That response is sort of like a guy saying he has prostate issues, and someone else saying 'Well I don't have prostate issues.'
     
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