SOLD FOR: $3750
Make: Israel Military Industries (IMI) / Magnum Research Inc
Model: Desert Eagle MK XIX
Serial Number: 96265
Year of Manufacture: 1998-2008
Caliber: .50 AE
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic with Removable Magazine
Markings: The left side of the slide is marked “DESERT EAGLE – .50AE PISTOL / ISRAEL MILITARY INDUSTRIES LTD. (I.M.I)”. 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.
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 mounting optics.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grip is a one-piece textured black polymer with IMI logos in the middle of either side which wraps around the backstrap. There are some light handling marks. There are no chips or cracks. 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. In my opinion, this bore is a 10 out of 10.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 98% of its metal finish. There are a few little rubs that have caused faint thinning and light handling wear. There are few oil marks from storage. 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, paperwork (no manual), and a 7-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. 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 Excellent condition and comes with one mag and a box 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!
Some are hot, some are not, but thankfully most can be shot!