Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I 1 .44 Mag 6″ Brushed Chrome Pistol

SOLD FOR: $2026

LSB#: 210826DM42

Make: Magnum Research Inc

Model: Desert Eagle MK I

Serial Number: 32201

Year of Manufacture: 1984-1990s

Caliber: .44 Magnum

Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine

Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “DESERT EAGLE – .44 MAGUM PISTOL / ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES”. The right side of the slide is marked “MAGNUM RESEARCH INC. MINNEAPOLIS MINN. / MADE IN ISRAEL”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number. The left side of the barrel is marked “.44”.

Barrel Length: 6″

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade and is dovetailed into the top of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch sight dovetailed into the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black plastic with IWI logos in the middle of either side which wraps around the backstrap. There are a few light marks. There is some flashing from the mold on the back. The texturing is strong. Overall, the grip is in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Brushed Chrome

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is strong. There is no erosion. There is some fouling that will come out upon patient cleaning.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There is light handling wear and some standard operational wear. The markings are mostly clear except for the caliber marking. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are strong. Overall, this handgun rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. For questions regarding convertibility, please contact Magnum Research. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a through cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with a serial matching box, cleaning kit, one black 8-round magazine, one brushed chrome 8-round magazine, and paperwork including the manual.

Our Assessment: The Desert Eagle is a fascinating pistol that incorporates a gas-piston and rotating multi-lug bolt system into a big-bore semi-automatic pistol. Its all steel construction is at once absurdly heavy and necessary as it will help dampen recoil and stop the reciprocation of the large mass of its slide from whipping the pistol out of your grip. With the solid lockup of a rotating multi-lug bolt and more than 8″ sight radius, this pistol would be at home hunting, at the silhouette range, or just informal target shooting with your range buddies. This particular example, a brushed chrome MK I, is in Excellent condition and has a great bore and solid mechanics. It may be a little unwieldy for home defense, but it’ll put the fear of God into any intruders. Despite some saying there’s no use for the Desert Eagle it never seems to drop in popularity be it in Hollywood, video games, or in the shooting community in general. Please see our photos and good luck!

Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I 1 .44 Mag 6" Brushed Chrome Pistol
Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I 1 .44 Mag 6″ Brushed Chrome Pistol