Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I 1 .357 .41 .44 Magnum 6″ Semi-Auto Pistol

SOLD FOR: $2775

LSB#: 210911DJ08

Make: Israel Military Industries / Magnum Research

Model: Desert Eagle Mk. I

Serial Number: 5261

Year of Manufacture: 1984-1992

Caliber: .357 Mag., .41 Magnum & .44 Magnum Conversion Kits Included

Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Gas-Operated Pistol Fed by Detachable Magazine

Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “MADE IN ISRAEL” and “MAGNUM RESEARCH INC. / MINNEAPOLIS MINN. ”, the left is marked “DESERT EAGLE-.357 MAGNUM PISTOL / ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES”. The right of the frame is marked with the serial number.

Barrel Length: 6”

Sights / Optics: The front sight is a Millet orange ramped blade dovetailed into the barrel. The rear sight is a white outlined Millet target sight dovetailed into the slide.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black plastic grip that wraps around the backstrap and has smooth borders. There are a few scattered light marks from light handling. The texturing is intact and strong. Overall, the grip is in about Excellent condition.

Type of Finish: Matte Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is well defined. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its current metal finish. There are a few light rubs and light handling marks. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: Included is a serial matching box, cleaning supplies, two 9-round .357 magazines, paperwork including the manual, a .357 to .44 conversion, and a .44 to .41 conversion. The .41 conversion kit comes with a barrel, two magazines, and a bolt. The barrel is bright with strong rifling and no erosion. An orange Millet ramp front sight has been installed. The .44 conversion kit comes with a slide, bolt, slide parts, original front sight, Millet rear sight, original rear sight, barrel installed with an orange millet front sight, and one magazine. The barrel has a bright bore with strong polygonal rifling and no erosion.

Our Assessment: The Desert Eagle is a fascinating pistol that incorporates a gas-piston and rotating multi-lug bolt system into a semi-automatic pistol. This is a Mark I with a steel frame and is chambered for .357 Magnum, and it certainly has enough weight to dampen recoil and stop the reciprocation of the large mass of its slide from producing unmanageable recoil. 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 example is in about Excellent condition and comes with two conversion kits so you can shoot the caliber of your choice. 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. If you’ve never had a Desert Eagle and always wanted one, place your bid. Please see our photos and good luck!

Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I 1 .357 .41 .44 Magnum 6" Semi-Auto Pistol
Magnum Research Desert Eagle MK I 1 .357 .41 .44 Magnum 6″ Semi-Auto Pistol