General Characteristics

■ A safety catch, operable from either side, blocks the firing pin and at the same time disconnects the trigger from the firing mechanism.

■ The pistol chamber is chrome plated to facilitate easier cartridge case extraction.

■ The polygonal rifling reduces barrel wear and enhances the obduration between the bullet and the bore, thus increasing accuracy.

■ Field stripping is simple since the pistol has only six main parts, including the magazine.

■ The rotating bolt interlocks with the barrel during firing.

■ The barrel assembly contains the gas operating system.

Anatomically formed grip, ideal hand seating angle and comfortable grip dimensions permit rapid, accurate, instinctive shooting.

The combat-type trigger guard is designed for two-handed shooting.

Closed construction gives adequate protection against dirt.

Most parts are manufactured by precision casting and machining to strict military standards and with the 'traditional Israel Military Industries' dedication to quality and durability.

The pistol comes equipped with standard combat sights. In addition, the following sights may be used:

— Fully adjustable rear sight with target-type front sight. (Optional)

Desert Eagle Pistol Specifications

Mark VII

Length, with 6-inch barrel Length, with 10-inch barrel Height Width

Trigger reach

Sight radius (with 6-inch barrel] Weight w/empty magazine (6-inch) Polygonal rifling (right-hand twist) Magazine capacity Bore diameter

.357 Magnum

10.48 inches (266 mm) 14.75 inches (375mm) 6.1 inches (I 55 mm) 1.25 inches (32 mm) 2.75 inches (70 mm) 8.5 inches (215 mm) 1783.19 grams (3 lbs. 14.9 oz.) I turn in 14 inches 9 rounds .357" (9.1 mm)

Length, with 6-inch barrel Length, with 10-inch barrel Height Width

Trigger reach

Sight radius (with 6-inch barrel) Weight w/ empty magazine (6-inch) Polygonal rifling (right-hand twist) Magazine capacity Bore diameter

Mark VII .44 Magnum

10.48 inches (266 mm) 14.75 inches (375 mm) 6.1 inches (I 55 mm) 1.25 inches (32 mm) 2.75 inches (70 mm) 8.5 inches (215 mm) 1899.42 grams (4lbs. 3oz.) turn in 18 inches (457 mm) 8 rounds .429" (10.9 mm)

Technical data may not be exact due to production/model/specification changes.

Mechanical Features

Rifling Type:

R.H. 6-Rib polygon barrel

Method of operation

Gas

Method of locking

Rotating Bolt

Sights

Combat sights

Sight line radius, 21 5mm (8.5")

(6-inch barrel)

Mark XIX .357 Magnum

10.75 inches (27.3 cm] 14.75 inches (37.5 cm] 6.25 inches (I 5.9 cm] 1.25 inches (32 mm] 2.75 inches (70 mm] 8.5 inches (21 5 mm] 1990.14 grams (4lbs. 6.2 oz.) I turn in 14 inches (355mm) 9 rounds .357" (9.1 mm]

Mark XIX .440 CorBon

10.75 inches (27.3 cm] 14.75 inches (37.5 cm] 6.25 inches (I 5.9 cm] 1.25 inches (32 mm] 2.75 inches (70 mm] 8.5 inches (21 5 mm] 1990.14 grams (4lbs. 6.2 oz.) I turn in 19 inches (48.3 cm] 7 rounds .429" (10.9 mm]

Mark XIX .44 Magnum

10.75 inches (27.3 cm] 14.75 inches (37.5 cm] 6.25 inches (I 5.9 cm] 1.25 inches (32 mm] 2.75 inches (70 mm] 8.5 inches (21 5 mm] 1990.14 grams (4 lbs. 6.2 oz.) I turn in 18 inches (457 mm] 8 rounds .429" (10.9 mm]

Mark XIX .50 AE

10.75 inches (27.3 cm] 14.75 inches (37.5 cm] 6.25 inches (I 59 mm] 1.25 inches (32 mm] 2.75 inches (70 mm] 8.5 inches (21 5 mm] 1990.14 grams (4 lbs. 6.2 oz.) I turn in 19 inches (48.3 cm] 7 rounds .495" (12.6 mm]

5. OPERATING PRINCIPLES

Desert Eagle Mark Xix Caliber 50ae

Prior to firing the pistol, the bolt is locked by three lugs in the barrel assembly. Upon firing the pistol, propellant gases pass through a hole underneath the bore of the barrel into the gas cylinder and push the piston, which in turn moves the slide backwards. During this movement the bolt is unlocked and carried to the rear by the slide, but not before, the pressure in the chamber is reduced. When the bullet has left the barrel the empty cartridge case is extracted and ejected by the continuing movement of the slide and the bolt to the rear. At the same time, the slide pushes the hammer downward into the cocked position, where it is retained by the sear. The recoil springs are compressed.

Action Express

.357/.41/.44 Magnum .50 Action Express .440 Cor®Bon

The Desert Eagle Pistol—U.S. Patents,563,937 Magnum Research, Inc. 1986

Desert Eagle Gas Piston

Desert Eagle .357/.41/.44 Magnum .50 Action Express .440 [email protected] Gas Operated Semi-Automatic Pistol

Magnum 50ae Chrome

Forward Movement

When the recoil springs expand, they drive the slide and bolt forward. During this movement the bolt cannot rotate due to the stabilizer pin which retains it. When the bolt scoops another round from the magazine and inserts it into the chamber, the locking lugs on the bolt come into contact with the recesses in the barrel and the bolt is rotated thus locking the cartridge in the chamber. Now the trigger bar is opposite the recess in the safety and can move upward, thus engaging the sear. When pulling the trigger, the sear releases the hammer which in turn hits the firing pin thus firing the chambered cartridge, (fig. 3)

When the last cartridge is fired and the empty case is ejected, the slide is retained in its rear position by the slide catch. The slide catch is actuated by the magazine follower. The catch releases the slide when depressed by hand or when the slide is pulled slightly to the rear.

Bolt Slide Desert Eagle

Safety Features

The safety catch levers are located at the rear of the slide, just below the rear sight. They are accessible from either side of the pistol. When pushing the front end of the safety catch lever downward, the safety catch is engaged. In this position the firing pin movement is closed by the safety catch and the trigger bar, which is pushed down, cannot engage the sear, thus neutralizing the trigger (fig. 4).

It should be noted that due to the above features, it is not possible to engage the sear when the bolt is not locking properly. Due to the unique blocking of the firing pin by the safety, the pistol will not fire when dropped accidentally on its hammer or on its muzzle when the safety is properly engaged (on "SAFE").

Gun Silencer Diagram For Pistol

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