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wdelack
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December 1, 2009 - 6:51 pm
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Here are a pair of Manurhin Special Police F1 revolvers.  These were carried by the French police back in the 1970's.  They have been carried a lot but both have tight lockup and nice triggers.  A close look will reveal a very strong resemblance to Ruger's Speed-Six.

 

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Nice pics!  I don't think I've ever seen a Manurhin before...

 
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Nice guns. I know about the MR73...it was a popular silhouette revolver. I saw a few of them used by the French team at the 1991 Silhouette Internationals. At one time, the Manurhin .22LR was the best rimfire silhouette gun, if you could get one.

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I have a 4 page article; write-up on a silhouette MR73.

Unfortunately I cant read French and the article is in 4 Jpeg files Broken Computer, so Google translate would be no help.

-Wayne 

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Funny the resemblance to the rugers... maybe there was an inside connection between the two...

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From what I have read, the development of the F1 was a collaborative effort between Ruger and Manurhin.  The F1 was later replaced by the MR88 which still looks like a Ruger, and I suspect has a lot in common with the GP100. 

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Wayne,

Thanks for sharing those, I have never heard of them before, they do resemble Ruger, alot.

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Interesting!!

I'll bet Ruger sold the investment casting to them and they did the machine work.

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Those are pretty cool. Did you buy them here in the states, or have them shipped from France?

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I found them collecting dust in the display case of a local dealer.  They sat in that case for about a year before I bought them.  One of'em has been my holster carry gun for quite a while now.

-Wayne

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jaggman said:

Here's one on GB…


I like that, the bidding starts at $3000 & his first line in the description sez "Make me a reasonable offer ..." What, $3K is not reasonable for that gun??rofl

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The Manurhin PPK pistols used to be a fairly common find on the auction sights.  That is the first gold plated one I have seen.

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