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" (this version was locally assembly by the Jefferson Manufacturing Company, later known as Kodiak Manufacturing), and parallelly during the 1960s - 1970s as "Manufrance La Salle", and also later was imported and sold 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 and variants can be seen in the following films, television series, video games, and anime used by the following actors:
|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|
|The Bride Wore Black (La Mariée était en noir)||Hanged on a rack||1968|