Desert Industries "War Eagle"


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Wonder9
November 25, 2005, 04:50 PM
First - Hello, this may be my first post here but, I've been here many times before and have found this site very informative. Now I've come here for the collective knowledge that I hopefully can tap into.

When I was younger I remember seeing the "War Eagle" in a Gun Digest. At the time I was very enamored with it. I remember it came in numerous calibers (9mm, .40,.10mm, & 45). It was produced by Desert Industries. I can not find a picture of it anywhere or even a reference of it on the internet. Can anyone find a link or a picture of it.

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Chipperman
November 25, 2005, 05:13 PM
Welcome to THR!

Are you sure you are not thinking of the Desert Eagle, by Israeli Miltary Industries (see also Magnum Research Inc)?

oneshooter
November 25, 2005, 05:18 PM
A quick search shows the the pistol is not liked by the blissninies in Massachusettes.:barf: Still looking.

Oneshooter
Livin in Texas

Wonder9
November 25, 2005, 05:24 PM
I own a Desert Eagle and there is no resemblance. This was a mid to late eighties manufacture. I remember(from the profile) the slide coming down to nearly "hide" the frame. The lines of the gun were very clean.

Zonamo
November 25, 2005, 06:14 PM
No links. No pics. Probably defunct:

Desert Industries "War Eagle"

Previous manufacturer located in Las Vegas, NV 1991-1996. See listing under Steel City Arms, Inc. for older models.

In 1990, Desert Industries, Inc. was created - this new company was the same as Steel City Arms, Inc. More recently manufactured guns will have the Las Vegas slide address.

From a list of Las Vegas CNC Machine Shops:

Desert Industries, Inc. 4755 Nevso Drive Las Vegas NV (702) 597-1066

ewb45acp
November 25, 2005, 06:45 PM
http://x12.putfile.com/11/32816383554-thumb.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=11/32816383554.jpg&s=x12)

sorry for the poor quality. I had to photgraph the page, as I have no scanner.

It's listed in .380, 9mm, 40 s&w, 10mm, and .45acp. double action. 4" barrel.

It was introduced 1991 and listed as still in production in 1996, when this book was published.

lysander
November 25, 2005, 07:22 PM
I can't argue with that picture....sure looks like a "War Eagle" to me. ;)

However...the first thing that popped into my mind when the question was asked was the old Jericho 941 (also made by IMI and currently still available as the Baby Eagle). The Jericho originally came in a kit. The kit included 2 barrels (9mm and .41AE), ammo, magazines, etc.

It was also available in .40 and .45 ACP. So if the gun posted by ewb45acp isn't what you are looking for, perhaps this one is: Jericho (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jericho_941)

Here is how it came in the box:
http://images5.theimagehosting.com/jericho.2.jpg (http://www.theimagehosting.com)

Standing Wolf
November 25, 2005, 09:12 PM
A quick search shows the the pistol is not liked by the blissninies in Massachusettes.

Why, how very surprising!

Wonder9
November 25, 2005, 10:50 PM
http://x12.putfile.com/11/32816383554-thumb.jpg (http://putfile.com/pic.php?pic=11/32816383554.jpg&s=x12)

sorry for the poor quality. I had to photgraph the page, as I have no scanner.

It's listed in .380, 9mm, 40 s&w, 10mm, and .45acp. double action. 4" barrel.

It was introduced 1991 and listed as still in production in 1996, when this book was published.

Yes, yes that's it!! Does anyone have any other info on this gun??

Wonder9
November 27, 2005, 12:44 AM
Thanks to ewb45acp, we now have a picture. It was apparently in production for at least 5 years. Has anyone ever seen one? If so, what was the fit and finish? ...and pricing?

Zundfolge
November 27, 2005, 01:59 AM
I find a reference to a "War Eagle" here http://www.milnet.com/smlhand.htm

Its listed as the "Steel City War Eagle" there.


There was a thread here on THR over a year ago about this gun ... not a long one mind you, but a thread none the less :p

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=70899

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