French Manurhin Scooter from 1958, one cylinder, 75 cc, 60 km/h
Manurhin is a trademark used by Chapuis Armes since 1998. It is used to designate the Manurhin MR73 revolver family, manufactured at Saint-Bonnet-le-Château, France.
The genesis of the term “Manurhin” is Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin. The trademark was originally held by an earlier designer and manufacturer of the revolver. It now manufactures only military munitions.
Manurhin, officially known as Manufacture de Machines du Haut-Rhin, in Haut-Rhin, France started by manufacturing Walther PP, PPK, and PPK/S model pistols in 1952.
The guns were imported into the US from 1953 by Tholson Co. and from 1956 by Interarms.
In 1984, Manurhin imported their new models directly; they were marked Manurhin on the left front slide assembly. This differs from the previous Walther stamped guns. No Interarms logo appears on the right side.
In 1998, Chapuis Armes purchased Manurhin, and began manufacturing new revolvers at the new Manufacture d. Armes de tir Chapuis facility located in Saint Bonnet Le Chateau, France, using the original Manurhin Equipment 1972–1998, located in Mulhouse, France.