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Old 07-22-2018, 8:18 PM
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Default Desert Eagle 9mm-Need Info

Trying to do some research on this pistol that I have had for awhile, and I have found that there a few different generations and different importers. So I hope you guys can help me. From what I have found, this pistol has slightly different markings then from other pistols. No mention of Baby Eagle or Jericho 941.

Here are the details; Desert Eagle 9mm H3 made by IMI in Israel. Imported by Magnum Research, MPLS, MN. SN#1100XX. Frame mounted safety, DA / SA. Double stack mags. All steel and heavy, very solid, very accurate too.

She eats everything I feed her, and never complains.

If you can tell me when it was made, and what generation it is?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-22-2018, 8:37 PM
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Still technically a Jericho 941F. IMI made 2 variants - 941F (frame mounted safety) and 941R (slide mounted safety. Your pistol is fairly interesting as the “Desert Eagle Pistol” versions were marketed by Magnum Research possibly to capitalize on the whole Desert Eagle name, but we’re typically sold with the slide safety. You’ve got a rare bird here, I’ve kever seen a frame safety version with those rollmarks (I’ve had 4 of them now). Gen 1 for sure based on the dust cover, control levers, and sights.

They’re very robust pistols, almost overkill for a 9mm. A lot of parts from the CZ75 and EAA witness work with this pistol (magazines and springs particularly). Older pistols tend to have failures to extract, so keep an eye on ejection patterns when it starts to malfunction. You’ll notice your brass won’t eject as far and eventually fall to your feet when the ejector spring gets weak.

Otherwise, fantastic pistol you have there! Enjoy it!
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Old 07-23-2018, 7:22 AM
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^^Good info, interesting stuff. I believe that this is the first time i have seen one with a frame safety.
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Old 07-23-2018, 11:26 AM
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this link might be helpful for general info...

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Old 07-23-2018, 12:38 PM
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I've seen this line of pistols hit the American market 30 plus years ago. Why they haven't caught on better...who knows. There is plenty of space in the second & third drawers.
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Had the 40 cal version of this gun. It was a tank.
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I have that but in .45acp. Has a decocker though. It’s a heavy beast. I wish I had the 9mm version as I prefer 9mm over 45.
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