desert eagle Variants
Buy Desert eagle online.Mark I and VII (Mark 1 & 7)
The Mark I, which is no longer produced, was offered with a steel, stainless steel or aluminum alloy frame and differs primarily in the size and shape of the safety levers and slide catch. The Mark VII includes an adjustable trigger (retrofittable to Mark I pistols). The Mark I and VII are both available in .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum; the Mark VII has been chambered for .41 Magnum. The barrels had a 3⁄8” dovetail, to which an accessory mount could be attached. Later Mark VII models were offered in .50 Action Express with a 7⁄8” Weaver-pattern rail on the barrel; the .50 Mark VII would later become the Mark XIX. Barrel lengths were 6, 10, and 14 inches for .357 Magnum and .44 Magnum, but only 6 or 10 inches for .41 Magnum.Buy Desert eagle online
Mark XIX (Mark 19)
The most recent model, the Mark XIX, is available in .357 Magnum, .44 Magnum, 429 DE (introduced 2018) and .50 Action Express (or .50 AE).
This model comes in a variety of different finishes, such as brushed chrome or titanium gold. Magnum Research offered this model in .440 Cor-Bon caliber, a .50 AE derived case.
There were fewer than 500 original .440 Cor-Bon Desert Eagles imported into U.S. in December 2000.
These are marked by the number 440 on the left lower side of the barrel, in numerals twice the size of other calibers, and without the preceding period.
A number of .44 Magnum barrels were re-chambered to produce .440 Corbon barrels, but these can be identified by the off-centered “.440” (with period) produced by adding the final 0 to the original barrel mark.
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Desert Eagle Mark XIX (Mark 19) in .50 AE
Mark XIX barrels are available in 6-inch (150 mm) and 10-inch (250 mm) lengths only. 357 Magnum barrels have exterior barrel flutes on the left, right and top sides of the barrel. .44 Magnum barrels have flutes on the left and right side only, not on the top.
The .50 AE barrels have no flutes.
All current-production Mark XIX models except for the CA approved model have a Picatinny rail along the top of the barrel, as opposed to the Dovetail rail on previous models. Selected Mark XIX models have ported barrels and/or under-barrel picatinny rails.
The DE44CA (Desert Eagle .44 Magnum California) is the only XIX model approved for dealer sales to the public in the State of California.
The CA approved version differs from the regular XIX models in that it has an automatic firing pin block and a two slot Weaver style rail for mounting optics.
TYPE Semi-automatic pistol
PLACE OF ORIGIN Israel/United States
USED BY See Users
DESIGNER Magnum Research and Israel Military Industries
MANUFACTURER Magnum Research
and Israel Weapon Industries
Israel Military Industries
VARIANTS Mark I (Introduced in 1983)
Mark VII (Introduced in 1990)
Mark XIX (Introduced in 1995)
MASS Mark VII
3.9 lb (1,769.0 g) (.357 Magnum)
4.2 lb (1,905.1 g) (.44 Magnum)
4.4 lb (1,995.8 g)
LENGTH Mark VII
10.6 in (269.2 mm) (6in barrel)
10.75 in (273.1 mm) (6in barrel)
14.75 in (374.6 mm) (10in barrel)
BARREL LENGTH 6 in (152.4 mm), 10 in (254.0 mm)L5
5 in (127.0 mm)
.50 Action Express
.357/44 Bain & Davis (IMI prototype only)
ACTION Gas-operated, rotating bolt
MUZZLE VELOCITY 1542 ft/s (470 m/s) (.50AE)
MAXIMUM FIRING RANGE 201 meters (220 yd)
FEED SYSTEM Detachable stick magazine; capacities:
9 rounds (.357)
8 rounds (.41 and .44)
7 rounds (.429 DE, .440 Cor-Bon and .50 AE)
SIGHTS Iron sights and optional optics
This pistol (colloquially, sometimes Deagle) is a gas-operated, semi-automatic pistol known for chambering the .50 Action Express, the largest centerfire cartridge of any magazine-fed, self-loading pistol.
Magnum Research Inc. (MRI) designed and developed the Desert Eagle, the design was further refined by (and was also manufactured by) Israel Military Industries (IMI), until 1995,
when MRI shifted the manufacturing contract to Saco Defense, in Saco, Maine. In 1998, MRI moved manufacturing back to IMI, which later commercialized its small arms branch under the name Israel Weapon Industries.
Since December 2009, the Pistol has been produced in the United States at MRI’s Pillager, Minnesota, facility.
Kahr Arms acquired Magnum Research in 2010.
Magnum Research has marketed various versions of the short recoil Jericho 941 pistol under the Baby Eagle and Desert Eagle Pistol names; these weapons are not directly related to the Desert Eagle but share a similar visual design.