The iconic Desert Eagle that all the bad guys seem to use in movies isn’t the same type of Desert Eagle available here in America. The “Deagles” here in the US have been made at the Magnum Research facily in Pillager, Minnesota since 2009. Magnum Research and Kahr recently announced that they will be selling a limited run of the “Classic” Desert Eagle made out of parts producted by IWI in Israel and will feature a two-peice barrel and claw safety like on the original Desert Eagle.
From the Magnum Research press release:
Both models are gas-operated, rotating bolt semiautomatic pistols constructed from a high quality carbon steel barrel, frame and slide. Both have a 6” barrel length and 10.75” overall length with 6.25” height and 1.25” slide width. These pistols have a trigger reach of 2.75” and approximately a 4lb. trigger pull with fixed combat type sights and an 8.5” sight radius. The .50 AE model, the DE50W, has a .495” bore diameter, polygonal rifling with 1:19 right hand twist and 7 round magazine capacity. The .44 Magnum model, the DE44W, has a .492” bore diameter, polygonal rifling with 1:18 right hand twist and 8 round magazine capacity. Barrels between the .44 Magnum and .50AE are interchangeable.
Mark XIX Desert Eagle Pistols and parts produced in the USA and Israel are completely interchangeable on either gun.