SOLD FOR: $1725
Make: Magnum Research Inc. / Israel Weapon Industries (IWI)
Model: Desert Eagle MK XIX, DE44CABB
Serial Number: 45200540
Year of Manufacture: Ca. 2015
Caliber: .44 Magnum
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “DESERT EAGLE PISTOL / MAGNUM RESEARCH INC. PILLAGER MN USA”. The left side of the barrel is marked “.44”. The right side of the slide is marked “ISRAEL WEAPON INDUSTRIES (IWI) LTD. / MADE IN ISRAEL”. The right side of the frame is marked with the serial number.
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. The top of the barrel has an integral rail for 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 no major defects, just light handling 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: Burnt Bronze
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 is a bit of finish wear on the slide and front sight from making elevation adjustments. There are a few little areas of thinning, most noticeable on the leading edges of the barrel. There are a few little areas of wear on the edges of the magazine well. There are a couple of little scuffs on the left of the chamber and left of the barrel at the chamber. 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 thorough 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 an 8-round magazine.
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!