IMI Desert Eagle

PRICE: R 28,000.00 Incl. VAT
REFERENCE NUMBER: 1724

FEATURES:

MAKE Israel Military Industries (IMI)
MODEL Desert Eagle Mk VII
CALIBER .357 Magnum
ACTION Semi-automatic - Direct Impingement Gas Operation
CAPACITY 9+1
CONDITION Excellent used condition

Item Description

FIREARM HISTORY AND FEATURES:

The Desert Eagle is a gas-operated, semi-automatic pistol first designed and developed by Magnum Research Inc. in 1983.
It was later further refined and manufactured by Israel Military Industries (IMI) until 1995.
Since then manufacturing has been shifted from Saco Defense in Maine, back to Israel under Israel Weapon Industries, and then back to MRI’s facility in the USA, and eventually to Kahr Arms (who acquired Magnum Research Inc. in 2010).

The Desert Eagle was designed primarily for hunting, target shooting, and silhouette shooting
It was the first semi-automatic pistol design to successfully chamber and fire the rimmed .357 Magnum cartridge, as well as later (also first) the .44 Magnum cartridge, the .41 Magnum cartridge, and lastly the .50 Action Express cartridge, also making it the world’s largest production, semi-automatic pistol.

The pistol is a conventional, hammer-fired, double-action/single-action design with a slide-mounted, ambidextrous manual safety lever and conventional slide-stop and magazine release levers.
The Desert Eagle uses a gas-operated cycling system and rotating bolt normally found in rifles like the AR-15, as opposed to the short recoil or blowback designs most commonly seen in semi-automatic pistols.
This was done in order to best utilize and control the high volume of expanding gases created by the large, magnum calibers.
Due to this system however, it is recommend that only jacketed bullets are used in order to prevent fouling and clogging from lead particles (of non-jacketed bullets).

The Desert Eagle is fed from a detachable box magazine, with a capacity of  9 rounds in .357 Magnum, 8 rounds in .44 Magnum, and 7 rounds in .50 Action Express.
The Desert Eagle’s barrel features polygonal rifling, and switching to another chambering requires only that the correct barrel, bolt assembly, and magazine be installed, making cartridge conversion relatively quick and easy.

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FIREARM CONDITION:

This gun is in excellent, used condition. It is mechanically sound and functional.
The pistol has been Ceracoted and the overall finish is still virtually perfect.
The original rubber grips are still in excellent condition.
It comes in hard carry case and includes the original cleaning tools.
Includes 2 x 9 round magazines.

FIREARM SUITABILITY:

This firearm is suitable for home self-defense but is too large for every-day, concealed carry.

This firearm is suitable for use in the following sports:

  • METALLIC SILHOUETTE
  • MPDS – Service Pistol Limited (SP10) and Defensive Pistol (DP) divisions
  • IPSC – Stock Gun – Major
  • PIN SHOOTING – Stock gun and Pin gun
  • STEEL CHALLENGE

This pistol may also be suitable for hunting (with a scope fitted).

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