Royal Armouries

Desert Eagle Mk.XIX semi-automatic pistol

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Desert Eagle

  • Desert Eagle

Date: 1995 | Object number: PR.120707

The U.S.-designed, Israeli-made Desert Eagle pistol has become iconic in popular culture, featuring in many movies and video games. Its first use in a movie was by Mickey Rourke in the 1985 film Year of the Dragon.

Desert Eagle Mk.XIX semi-automatic pistol

Description

Collection no: PR.120707
Country: Israel
Date: 1995
Calibre: .44 in magnum
Barrel length: 314 mm
Overall length: 340 mm

A very large, heavy and powerful pistol operated by a gas piston – a system borrowed from military rifles.

The optional 10” barrel and optical sight on this .44 Magnum example would suggest this Desert Eagle is to be found on the firing range and definitely not the battlefield!

The U.S.-designed, Israeli-made Desert Eagle pistol has become iconic in popular culture, featuring in many movies and video games. Its first use in a movie was by Mickey Rourke in the 1985 film Year of the Dragon.

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