Desert Eagle is the first truly functional Magnum-caliber semi-automatic, single action pistol. Gas operated, with non-adjustable gas system, rotating bolt for
positive lock-up. Large extractor claw for very dependable extraction process. Now available in four calibers .357, .44, .440 Cor-Bon, .50 AE. All are magnums (although earlier
production included .41, which is obsolete now). Customized versions include: various finish, barrels, grips, sights etc.
Development started in 1979. First Introduced on the market in 1983 as Mark I model. Originally an American idea first was produced in Israel by IMI (that stands for Israeli Military Industry). US exporter and later manufacturer - Magnum Research Inc.(Minneapolis). Though in 2000 production has been moved back to Israel, for that Saco Defence was sold.