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Walther – model PP, PPK, PPK/S

The Walther PP (police pistol) series pistols are blowback-operated semi-automatic pistols. They feature an exposed hammer, a traditional double-action trigger mechanism, a single-column magazine, and a fixed barrel which also acts as the guide rod for the recoil spring. The series includes the Walther PP, PPK, PPK/S, and PPK/E. They are manufactured by Carl Walther GmbH Sportwaffen in Germany, MANURHIN in France following World War II, and then in the United States by Interarms in Alexandria, Virginia and currently Smith & Wesson. All production has been under license from Walther.

MANURHIN manufactured 1.200.000 pcs between 1952 and 1986.

Walther PPK became famous as a James Bond´s weapon. Most of these weapons, which appeared in the film itself or in promotional materials to the film, were manufactured directly in MANURHIN. In particular, Walther PPK could be seen in the episodes as follows:

Film Title Year Bond actor
 Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery
 From Russia with Love 1963 Sean Connery
 Goldfinger 1964 Sean Connery
 Thunderball 1965 Sean Connery
 You Only Live Twice 1967 Sean Connery
 On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby
 Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery
 Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore
 The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 Roger Moore
 The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Roger Moore
 For Your Eyes Only 1981 Roger Moore
 A View to a Kill 1985 Roger Moore
 The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton
 Licence to Kill 1989 Timothy Dalton
 GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan
 Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Pierce Brosnan
 Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig
 Quantum of Solace 2008 Daniel Craig


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Revolver MR 73

The MANURHIN MR73 is a double-action revolver chambered in .38 Special/.357 Magnum. The revolver can be converted to 9mm Parabellum with a supplied replacement cylinder. The MR73 was manufactured by MANURHIN and is available in 3", 4", 5¼", and 6" barrel lengths.
The MR73 was standard issue with France's elite police and military Special Weapons and Tactics teams (RAID, GIGN and comparable units). The GIGN selected the MR73 in part for its ability to indefinitely withstand 150 rounds of full-power ammunition during daily range practice. These teams also use MR73 with scopes and 8" and 10" barrels for tactical purposes.

The frame, cylinder, and barrel of the MR73 are made from ordnance-certified, alloyed steel. Barrels are manufactured by cold-hammering. The rifling is formed during the forging process, eliminating the need to cut the rifling as a separate manufacturing step. This creates an extremely hard and microscopically smooth internal barrel surface.

The MR73 has an adjustable trigger weight in both double-action and single-action modes- a feature not found in any other revolver. These adjustments do not alter the strength of the main spring, ensuring reliable primer ignition. This is due to the use of roller bearings in the trigger mechanism along with extensive hand fitting and polishing of components during assembly.

More than 146.000 pcs of this type had been manufactured in various modifications until MR88 type was launched.

The version Special police F1 was also used by a charming and energetic Commissioner Julie Lescaut in the eponymous French series.

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Assault rifle SIG SG-540, SG-543 and SG-542

The SG 540 is a 5.56mm assault rifle developed in the early 1970s by Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft (SIG) primarily destined for export markets and as a potential replacement for the 7.5mm SG 510 automatic rifle known as the Stgw 57 in Swiss service.

Work on a new generation of lightweight rifle using the intermediate 5.56mm round began at SIG in the 1960s and resulted in the somewhat unsuccessful SG 530-1 design that employed a gas-assisted roller-delayed blowback operating mechanism which proved too complicated and expensive to manufacture. As a result, in 1969 SIG chose to dispense with the complex roller-delayed action opting instead for a design using the more robust and simple piston-operated rotating bolt locking mechanism (derived from the Soviet 7.62mm AK47 assault rifle). This combination was to be successful and the rifle entered production as a family of weapons consisting of the base 5.56mm SG 540, the 7.62mm SG 542 battle rifle and the 5.56mm SG 543 carbine, where both 5.56mm variants were designed for use with 5.56x45mm NATO M193 ammunition, while the SG 542—the full size 7.62x51mm NATO rifle cartridge.

Production began between 1973 and 1974, but due to Swiss federal restrictions on firearms exportation, manufacturing had to be carried out at the MANURHIN facility in Mulhouse. 80.000 rifles were produced in MANURHIN till 1986.

The SG 540 series has entered service with the armed forces of several countries in Africa, Asia and South America as well as numerous law enforcement and security services.

Additionally, two semi-automatic variants were manufactured by MANURHIN specifically for the European civilian market: called the SIG MANURHIN F.S.A. and the SIG MANURHIN C.S.A.. These rifles were chambered in .222 Remington and .243 Winchester respectively. Both were available with either 30-round, or reduced 5-round magazines and the option of a folding or fixed stock. The unusual chambering for this type of military-style rifle was an attempt to comply with regulations in certain European countries imposing restrictions on the civilian ownership of "military" cartridges such as the 5.56x45mm NATO/.223 Remington or 7.62x51mm NATO/.308 Winchester.


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APILAS Anti-tank Rocket Launcher

APILAS (Armor-Piercing Infantry Light Arm System) is a portable one-shot 112 mm recoilless anti-tank weapon, designed in France by GIAT Industries. Over 120.000 of the APILAS launchers have been produced by MANURHIN 1985-2006. and they are in service with Belgium, Chile, Finland, Colombia, France, Italy, Jordan, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and on Cyprus with the Greek Cypriot Armed Forces. The APILAS is supplied in an aramid fibre launcher tube with a retractable sight. The shaped charge warhead is electrically fused and will detonate at impact angles up to 80 degrees. An off-route mine system was developed using the APILAS rocket mounted on a tripod using a sensor package, or tripwires.


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As a result of 90 years of experience, MANURHIN has installed over 13 000 machines including complete new production facilities in more than 60 countries.

MANURHIN has been quoted on free market NYSE Euronext since December 2010 (ISIN: FR 0010976746, Mnemo: MLMNR)