SOLD FOR: $1725
Make: Magnum Research Inc
Model: Desert Eagle MK XIX, DE44CA
Serial Number: 47200082
Year of Manufacture: 1998-Present
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The right side of the slide is marked “ISRAEL WEAPON INDUSTRIES (IWI) LTD. / MADE IN ISRAEL”, the left is marked “DESERT EAGLE PISTOL / MAGNUM RESEARCH INC. PILLAGER MN USA”. The right of the frame is marked with the serial number. The left side of the barrel “.44”.
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a ramped blade and is dovetailed into the top of the slide. The rear sight is a square notch sight dovetailed into the slide. The top of the barrel has an integral rail for mounting optics.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black polymer with IWI logos in the middle of either side which wraps around the backstrap. There are a few light marks. The most noticeable are on the front edge on the right side. 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: Matte Black
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the polygonal rifling is strong. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish. There are a few little scuffs and draglines that have lightly thinned the finish. There are a couple of little nicks, most noticeable on the bottom of the dust cover and on the left side of the slide. There is a bit of faint thinning on the leading edges. The screw heads are sharp. The markings are strong. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus 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 case, paperwork including the manual, and a pair of 8-round magazines.
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 MK XIX, is in Fine Plus 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!