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Baby Desert Eagle/Jericho/Tanfoglio

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Okiegunner, Mar 27, 2012.

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  1. Okiegunner

    Okiegunner Member

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    What are the exact differences in these pistols?

    It is my understanding that the IMI Jericho was a made in Isreal Tanfoglio, using all Tanfoglio parts, being renamed "Jericho" Also, will magazines interchange between these three pistols. (and I guess I should ask, barrels, slides, other part interchangability?)

    Seems to me that these 3 are more similar, than dis-similar.
     
  2. Giterboosted

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    Yes magazines will interchange and no the Jericho weren't made out of tanfoglio parts, they were essentially Cz spin offs being made with Italian parts, I've had a tanfoglio and really enjoyed it but I have a Jericho on my hip this exact moment and I don't think I'll ever get rid of it
     
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    Tanfoglio is Italian, and I beleive they do supply parts for the Jericho!
     
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    The Jericho/Baby Eagle are Tanfoglio guns, finished in Israel. Many parts interchange, including magazines.

    That said, the new Tanfoglio Force/EAA Witness are all large frame; A 9mm or .40 mag for the new generation will not fit Jericho/BDE pistols.
     
  5. Okiegunner

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    Tanfoglio

    So let me get this correct?? A newer Tanfoglio, full size frsme, will not part interchsnge with these other pistols?? I do not know for sure...but I have my doubts about this statement.

    The Tanfoglio Force, is the template these other guns were made from

    Am I right on this, or wrong?

    Thank you for your input
     
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    He is saying that all new Tanfoglio's are large frame guns except for their Classic line, and the Jericho is still based off small frame Tanfoglio's, so the MAGS won't interchnge. I beleive.
     
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    Correct. The trigger bar is also a no-go, since it's based on the mag well dimensions.

    There are other differences too, though. The sear assy. in a Force/Witness is set up for C&L; They don't have the tang for the decocker to work. Putting a witness sear in a BDE will make the decock function inop (though you could pull the trigger with the decocker engaged and accomplish the same thing, since the FP will be retracted). The Jericho/BDE use the old pre-Witness TA-90 decocker sear.

    Grips panels also won't interchange, as the BDE grip is profiled differently than the Witness.
     
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    Parts are readily available for the Jericho. and yes, they are Tanfoglio parts. small-frame parts do fit. Indeed, early Witness pistols used the same parts outside the frame and slide.
     
  9. BBDartCA

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    Correct.
     
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