SOLD FOR: $2825
Make: Israel Weapon Industries / Magnum Research
Model: Desert Eagle Mk. XIX, DE44CABC
Serial Number: 43201977
Year of Manufacture: 1998-2009
Caliber: .44 Mag.
Action Type: Single Action Semi-Automatic Gas-Operated Pistol Fed by Detachable 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”.
Barrel Length: 6”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a serrated ramped blade and is dovetailed into the top of the barrel. 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. The grip has no notable wear or damage, only light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. There is some flashing from the mold on the back. 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 well defined. There are a few spots of light surface erosion in the bore. In my opinion, this bore is a 9 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a couple of very small spots of discoloration from previous oxidation on the front of the trigger guard. There are a few draglines. Otherwise, there is just light handling wear. The screw heads are sharp, the markings are clear. Overall, this handgun is in about Fine Plus 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: This pistol comes with two 8-round magazines and serial matching hard case.
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. Due to being chambered for the .44 Magnum cartridge, and ease of converting to .50 AE, the frame is both large and quite heavy. 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 example is in Fine Plus condition and comes with two mags and case to get you started. 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. If you’ve never had a Desert Eagle and always wanted one, place your bid. Please see our photos and good luck!
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