Manufrance Rapid

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Manufacture Française d'Armes et Cycles de Saint-Etienne (Manufrance) Rapid shotgun - 12 gauge
Manufacture Française d'Armes et Cycles de Saint-Etienne (Manufrance) Rapid shotgun with extended magazine tube - 12 gauge

The Manufrance Rapid is a French pump action shotgun, produced by Manufacture Française d'Armes et Cycles de Saint-Etienne (Manufrance). Its design is based on the Remington 870 with an aluminum receiver. It was produced from 1958 to at least 1980 (information on the end of production differs). In the USA, it was sold in 1961 - 1965 as Colt Coltsman, and during the 1970s as "La Salle Riot Gun" and later sold and imported by F.I.E. Its other famous names in the American market were Stoeger N° 7, H&R 440, Marlin Premier, and Kodiak #458.

Sawed-off Rapids were also used as a "door breaker" by GIGN, later replaced by the Browning BPS.

The semi-auto variant of the Manufrance Rapid, designated as the Manufrance Perfex, was also produced from 1961 (with many interchangeable parts with the Rapid).

In 2019, the French brand Manu Chasse (with production in Turkey) introduced the new "Rapid" pump-action shotgun, also partly based on the Remington 870, but there is no direct connection between the original Manufrance shotgun and it.


(1958 - ca. 1982)

  • Type: Shotgun
  • Caliber: 12 gauge, 16 gauge
  • Capacity: 4-round, 7-round with extended tube
  • Fire Modes: Pump-Action

The Manufrance Rapid shotgun has appeared in the following films and television series used by the following actors:


Title Actor Character Note Date
The Big Racket Orso Maria Guerrini Gianni Rossetti with extended magazine tube 1976
The Big Racket Fabio Testi Nico Palmieri with extended magazine tube 1976
Hunter Will Get You A henchman Sawn-off 1976
The Taming of the Scoundrel (Il bisbetico domato) A hunter with extended magazine tube 1980
Fracchia the Human Beast (Fracchia la belva umana) Paolo Villaggio Giandomenico Fracchia with extended magazine tube 1981
Man on Fire Conti's henchman with extended magazine tube & pistol grip 1987
Man on Fire Seen in Sandri's hideout, with extended magazine tube 1987
Water Thieves (Pohititeli vody) Seen on the table, with extended magazine tube 1992
Hackers Secret Service Agents and NYPD officers with extended magazine tube 1995
Mesrine: Killer Instinct Vincent Cassel Jacques Mesrine Sawn-off 2008
From Paris With Love A gunman Sawn-off 2010

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