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GENERAL

Frequently asked Questions

A. KAHR ARMS, AUTO-ORDNANCE AND MAGNUM RESEARCH, INC. DOES NOT ALLOW INDIVIDUALS OR DEALERS TO BRING FIREARMS TO OUR FACTORY FOR REPAIR. GUNS FOR REPAIR MUST BE SENT TO THE FACTORY ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION OUTLINED BELOW.

 

Magnum Research firearms returned to the factory for service or repair should be sent to:

 

MAGNUM RESEARCH, INC.
12602 33rd Avenue SW
Pillager, MN 56473
Attn: Service Dept.

 

Confirm the firearm is unloaded before shipping. Contact Magnum Research Technical Support Department to receive a Return Authorization number before shipping a firearm to the factory. If you are having a FFL dealer send in your firearm please have the dealer complete the RA form or fill out the RA using the dealers information. You can do this by online (RA request form) or by calling 218-746-3459 . Ship handguns prepaid via UPS or Fed Ex overnight. Federal law prohibits anyone without a Federal Firearms License from shipping a handgun by mail. Please check for any additional state or local regulations. With your return, enclose a letter that references your Return Authorization number and includes: name; address; phone number; and firearm model and serial number. The letter should describe, in detail, the problem being experienced or work to be done.

A. Non-warranty service will be billed at $65/hour + cost of parts + $40 shipping and handling. There is a minimum $60 charge + $40 shipping and handling.

A. You can purchase parts, accessories, and Magnum Research wear online at www.magnumresearch.com or mail or fax. We do not process phone orders. Pricing, availability and order status can be confirmed by calling 218-746-3459.

 

MAGNUM RESEARCH, INC.
12602 33rd Avenue SW
Pillager, MN 56473
Attn: Parts Dept.
Fax: 218-746-3097

 

Individuals require prepayment by check, money order, or credit card authorization. Magnum Research accepts Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, and Discover.

A. It is difficult for us to keep track of the ever changing laws in the different states. The best way to make certain that you are compliant to the laws in your state is to check with your local office of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) or your local firearms dealer.

A. Simply contact the service department at 218-746-3459 or send an e-mail to [email protected] to receive a replacement part.

A. You must purchase your firearm from an authorized dealer with the appropriate Federal Firearms License. For a list, please consult our website at www.magnumresearch.com and check the “where to buy” section.

A. Please allow two to three weeks for your pistol and four weeks for your rifle.

A. Send your question to [email protected] or phone Customer Service at 218-746-3459 between the hours of 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM CST and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

A. Licensed gun dealers may contact one of Kahr & Magnum Research’s stocking wholesalers listed on our website at www.magnumresearch.com in the “where to buy” section.

BFR

Frequently asked Questions

A. You can download a copy of the owner’s manual or order one from our store.

A. One-year parts and labor.

A. I am sorry we do not offer any reloading information since we do not recommend reloading in any of our products. Any use of reloads (problems caused by them) null and void the warranty on any MRI product. However, if you are going to reload we suggest you strictly follow all safe reloading information in a good up to date reloading manual.

A. Lever action rifle loads, the #2 loads.

A. Yes, if you have a serial number beginning with the prefix “JT” or “BR”. We have cylinders for your BFR .45/70 to the .450 Marlin or your .450 Marlin to the .45/70 and also for your .22 Hornet to the .218 BEE. The cylinder does need to be fitted to your BFR revolver either at the time of ordering or you can send in your revolver to us.

A. Yes, if you have a serial number with the prefix “JT” or “BR”. The .410 vent rib is for enhanced sighting on moving targets. Features front and mid-bead. Simply remove front and rear sights and install on your BFR revolver. For those of you that have a BFR revolver with the serial number prefix “DM”, this is also a possibility but we will need to fit it to your existing BFR and there is a some labor charges for this.

DESERT EAGLE

Frequently asked Questions

A. The firearm itself, one magazine, warranty card, owner’s manual and the 5-in-1 universal cleaning tool. The extra slot(s) can be used for spare magazine, spare 10″ barrel or cleaning items.

A. You can download a copy of the owner’s manual or order one from our store.

A. Your shooting (grip) technique is allowing the pistol to move back and torque to the left causing ejected brass to come back at you. Use a firm grip and do not allow the pistol to torque (turn) left under recoil.

You can also add Hogue soft rubber grips with or without finger-grooves or have your barrel MagNaPorted, which will improve your grip and reduce felt recoil.
>> How to Shoot the Desert Eagle

A. Yes, we suggest a company called MagNaPort International. Please contact them directly if you would like to have your pistol/revolver done at 1-586-469-6727, www.magnaport.com

A. DO NOT SHOOT LEAD AMMUNITION THROUGH YOUR DESERT EAGLE, PLEASE REFER TO THE RECOMMENDED AMMUNITION LIST HERE. Remember that ammunition is very important with the Desert Eagle pistol. Defective ammunition will keep you from chambering. Check the type of ammunition you are using. If ammunition is underpowered it will not reliably cycle the action of your Desert Eagle. Shooting lead or full-metal jacket with an open lead base will not only foul the recoil spring assembly crosspiece and the rods, but it will also carbon and lead-foul the piston and solder it to the barrel. You should stay with good, semi-jacketed ammunition. We do suggest trying as many commercial, manufactured, semi-jacketed Magnum cartridges as possible and see which one works the best for you and your pistol.

A. I am sorry we do not offer any reloading information since we do not recommend reloading in any of our products. Any use of reloads (problems caused by them) void the warranty on any MRI product. However, if you are going to reload we suggest you strictly follow all safe reloading information in a good up to date reloading manual.

A. The Desert Eagle features the innovative polygon rifling system. To the uniformed eye used to seeing the sharp edges of the land and grooves of typical rifling, the Desert Eagle pistols bore does look almost smooth and featureless. The polygonal rifling reduces gas leakage and bullet distortion and promotes higher velocity; longer bore life and easier cleaning. Accuracy is typically as good or better than conventional rifling, which is probably why many Desert Eagle owners claim that it is the most accurate pistol they’ve ever shot.

A. With an empty magazine the Mark XIX pistols weigh approximately 4lbs. 6.2 oz.

A. The first thing is being sure your pistol is unloaded. The main reason this may happen is your pistol is dirty and needs to be cleaned; a dirty pistol will affect the chambering, extraction and the overall performance of the gun. Inspect the chamber, clean it with a bore brush (we use a bronze brush) and solvent, and lightly oil it with a patch. Next the recoil spring assembly gets lead and carbon-fouled that it may not let the bolt shut. All you need to do with the recoil spring assembly is fieldstrip it and clean it, oil it, and be sure to properly assemble it. Use your 5-in-1 tool to remove the firing pin, remove the bolt assembly and inspect the bolt – basically just clean your bolt assembly, clean your firing pin, review your manual and reassemble the pistol.

Another problem is a lot of people that shoot wheel guns and different types of pistols have a tendency to limp-wrist. They have to in order to take up recoil of the gun itself. With the Desert Eagle pistol, you can’t. You have to take a good two-handed grip to assure a clean, crisp snapping action of the slide forward and back. If you are limp-wristing, it takes ups the inertia of the slide, it won’t come all the way back, and the action doesn’t cycle properly.
>> How to Shoot the Desert Eagle

A.  The Reamer Head – used to clean lead deposits from the gas cylinder. Remove barrel from pistol, place reamer head in cylinder and work back and forth to remove lead deposit.

 

The Disassembly Tool on the handle has four uses:

  • Firing Pin Tool – used to push the firing pin to allow removal of firing pin stop to allow removal of firing pin.
  • Bolt Guide Pin Tool – used to pull the bolt guide pin from the bottom of the slide to remove bolt from slide. Note: Firing pin must be removed first.
  • Grip Pin Tool – used to push in grip pin to allow removal of handgrips.
  • Magazine Disassembly Tool – used to push in the magazine base catch pin on the bottom of the magazine to allow removal of base and disassembly of magazine. (Warning: Wear safety glasses when disassembling the magazine – the magazine spring is under tension and could cause serious eye injury if released suddenly.)

A. To have a muzzle brake installed on your barrel you would need to send the BARREL ONLY to:

 

Magnum Research Inc.
Attn: MB Install
12602 33rd Avenue SW
Pillager, MN 56473

 

Enclose a note stating that you would like a muzzle brake installed along with your name, phone number, and return shipping address.
Once the brake is installed, we will contact you for credit card payment at that time.
Estimated turnaround time is 3 weeks.
Cost of a black muzzle brake is $199.00 + $10.00 s/h = $209.00
Cost of a chrome or nickel plated muzzle brake is $264.00 + $10.00 s/h = $274.00
Cost of a 24K Gold or Titanium Gold plated muzzle brake is $299.00 + $10.00 s/h = $309.00

A.
Front Sight

  1. Remove factory sight by tapping out with a soft punch.
  2. When retrofitting the optional sight, if front sight is too tight to fit into dovetail, remove a small amount of material from bottom of the sight base and or blade with a file.
  3. Use a sight press or smoothed jawed vice to press front sight into place (center of barrel). Be careful not to damage your barrel.

Rear Sight
Note: Millett Rear Sight Installation
To prevent breakage of the windage adjustment screw during installation, remove the rear sight ramp by tapping out the roll pin and backing out the elevation screw all the way. Install the sight base (see “rear sight” #3).

  1. Remove factory sight by tapping out with a soft punch.
  2. When retrofitting the optional sight, if rear sight is too tight to fit into dovetail, remove a small amount of material from the dovetail of the sight with a file.
  3. Use a sight press or soft punch with a patch to center rear sight. Once centered remove elevation screw to access and tighten down the dovetail locking screws. Replace elevation screw. Note: Make sure elevation springs are properly seated in base.

A. It depends on the price you are willing to pay; on the low dollar end it would be the Matte Chrome or Brushed Chrome and on the high dollar end either of the Titaniums. Please do note that any finish can rust including stainless steel, but with proper periodic maintenance and cleaning after each use you should not have any problems.

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