The purpose of this article is not to dissuade anyone from purchasing the firearm mentioned, it simply asks the question if it is worth the very expensive price tag of $3,300.00…that’s it. Now, the Manurhin MR73 series of revolvers was developed specifically for the requirements of the French Gendarmerie and special service units of the French Police and Military.
With a venerable history and tradition of fine gun-making behind them, the Manurhin series of revolvers are truly world-class. They are now available through the Beretta Galleries and select Beretta Dealers.
On the ‘plus’ side, the cold hammer-forged barrel allows for super long life, enhanced durability, and world-class accuracy. Cold hammer-forging processes provide the highest level of repeatability and consistency possible in the industry and are the standard for Manurhin revolvers.
The grips on this pistol are known for extreme recoil mitigation (especially with .357 Magnum loads) and high levels of shooter control and allow for increased accuracy, faster follow-up shots, and limit recoil transfer to the shooter’s hands.
This description and specs are from the website beretta.com:
The Manurhin MR73 series of revolvers was developed specifically for the requirements of the French Gendarmerie and special service units of the French Police and Military. The pistols feature exceptional accuracy and proven reliability, tested with tens of thousands of rounds of full power .357 MAG during durability testing. With a history and tradition of fine gun making behind them, the Manurhin series of Revolvers is truly world class. The MR73 Sport is specifically designed for a high level competition and bullseye shooting and features adjustable target sights, target adjustable trigger and ergonomic grips.Model Code: JRMR9735Model Name: Manuhrin MR73 Sport 5.25″MSRP: $ 3300.00Barrel Length: 5.25″Caliber: .38SPL/.357MAGRounds: 6
Action Double Barrel length (mm) 133.5 Barrel length (in) 5.25 Caliber .38SPL/.357MAG Magazine 6 Overall height (mm) 142 Overall height (in) 5.6 Overall length (mm) 2164 Overall length (in) 10.39 Overall width (mm) ** Overall width (in) ** Sight radius (in) 6.85 Sight radius (mm) 174 Weight unloaded (g) 1050 Weight unloaded (OZ) 37
Like I said, the purpose of this article isn’t to persuade, or dissuade anyone from purchasing this pistol, it simply asks the question, if it is worth the price… that is ultimately up for you to decide.