IWI Jericho 941 (Cybergun)

IWI Jericho 941 (9 mm)
(Baby Desert Eagle)
 

Info:
Manufacturer/Model:
Made in Taiwan by KWC for Cybergun, Jericho 941
Replica Of:
IWI Jericho 941
(9 mm) and Magnum Research Baby Desert Eagle
Made In:
Taiwan

Caliber/Ammunition/Feed:
177, steel BBs, 22-shot magazine
Air Source:
CO2, 12 g Powerlet
Accessories:
None
Recommended Pellet or BB:
Daisy Avanti BBs
Weight (lb)/Length (in):
1.95
, 8.0
Body Material/Finish/Grips:
metal
/polymer, black, polymer
Barrel Length (in)/Material/Rifled:
4.62, brass, no
Trigger Action:
DA (only)
Trigger Pull (lbs)/Adjustable:
>12 (DA), no
Sights (front/rear):
fixed, fixed
Velocity (fps):
443
Sound Level (dB): 98
Thickness of Pellet Holder (in): N/A
Manufactured Dates:
2008 - present
Condition/Manual/Box:
98%, yes, yes
Serial Number:
 80724923
 
Comments: The Jericho 941 is a CO2-powered replica made in Taiwan by KWC and distributed world-wide by Cybergun (France). The U.S. importer is Palco Sports. The trademarks on this gun are officially licensed from Israel Weapon Industries (IWI). The Jericho 941 firearm is imported to the U.S. by Magnum Research and known as the Baby Desert Eagle. Interestingly, the airgun that Magnum Research sells as the Baby Desert Eagle is just a scaled-down version of the Desert Eagle and is not a replica of the Jericho. This airgun replica of the Jericho 941 has a polymer frame and a metal slide (the slide does not move). The only functional parts on the Jericho airgun are the trigger, magazine release, and thumb safety. All the other replica parts are strictly cosmetic. The Jericho has a very heavy trigger with no distinct breaking point. This airgun has a very authentic look and feel. The hidden piercing mechanism, weight, licensed trademarks, and the removable magazine that contains the valve, BBs and CO2 complete the effect. Accuracy is only fair and the measured velocity is well below the manufacturer's claims. All in all, the Jericho 941 is a nicely made action plinker that should hold up to years of shooting.

Exploded Parts Diagram (.pdf)
Cybergun 2009 Catalog (.pdf)

Performance: Measurements were made on 11/28/08 at a temperature of 72 F and 14' elevation. A ten shot string was fired from a bench rest at 15' using Daisy Avanti BBs (5.5 gr). The highest velocity measured was 400 fps, the lowest was 358 fps (average of the 10-shot string was 380 fps, s = 14). A six shot string fired with open sights using Daisy Avanti BBs grouped at 0.97". Click the thumbnail below to see a larger image. Click here for a description of the measurement methods.


 


 
Right Profile: The thumb safety can be operated from both the left and right side of the gun.

 
Left Profile 2: The hammer moves back and forth as the gun is fired, but it is a purely cosmetic effect. The rear sight has white dots painted on it but there is no dot on the front sight.

 
Front View: The molded controls look pretty authentic even though they are non-functional except for the magazine release and thumb safety.

 
Right Side Markings: The outer barrel, visible through the "ejection port", is made from metal.

 
Left Side Markings:

 
Loading BBs: BBs are loaded from the top of the magazine while holding down the spring follower. Release the follower slowly to avoid having BBs spill out the top of the magazine. The gun is provided with a plastic tool to aid in loading the magazine (not shown in photo).

 
Loading CO2: The removable CO2 piercing plug is tightened with a 1/4" hex key. The piercing mechanism is not visible once it is tightened.

Packaging:

 

 

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