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Posted: 4/18/2009 1:49:54 PM EST
Are there any problems or any warning signs to look for when buying a used desert eagle, figured this would be the best place to ask i dont really know what im looking for in terms of buy it, dont buy it , ( friend of a friend deal has come up and im thinking about buying it off him its got the black finish and its a 50ae)
Link Posted: 4/24/2009 8:11:17 PM EST
47 reads and nobody has any info on what to look out for when buying a used one ?
Link Posted: 4/27/2009 6:38:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:35:30 PM EST
Recoil springs seem to go pretty quick.

How to check:
With barrel pointing up rack slide back and let the springs pull the slide forward/up.
If the slide does not connect closely with the pistol frame your springs may be wore out.

Other than eating recoil springs I have not heard about too many short comings on the DE pistols.
Link Posted: 4/29/2009 4:53:29 PM EST
Originally Posted By muncie21:
Recoil springs seem to go pretty quick.

How to check:
With barrel pointing up rack slide back and let the springs pull the slide forward/up.
If the slide does not connect closely with the pistol frame your springs may be wore out.

Other than eating recoil springs I have not heard about too many short comings on the DE pistols.


Have you actually HELD it in your hands? Seriously, you need to do this first before you even entertain the thought of buying one. If you have huge hands you'll be OK, smaller ones................well, good luck. They are cool looking, as far as shooting one..............not so much.

Link Posted: 5/22/2009 5:26:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 5/22/2009 5:27:25 PM EST by VeritasAQ]
I picked up a .50AE in trade a month or two ago. Put about 50 rounds through it so far. I've got smallish hands, but I didn't have a lot of trouble shooting it with one hand. Didn't feel too great, but I didn't throw the gun behind me, or hit myself in the nose or anything. They're fun, but expensive to shoot.

ETA: just noticed the last post in this thread is almost a month old. Not the most active forum on ARF is it?
Link Posted: 5/30/2009 3:04:24 PM EST
Originally Posted By muncie21:
Recoil springs seem to go pretty quick.

How to check:
With barrel pointing up rack slide back and let the springs pull the slide forward/up.
If the slide does not connect closely with the pistol frame your springs may be wore out.

Other than eating recoil springs I have not heard about too many short comings on the DE pistols.


Out of curiosity where do you buy replacement springs magnum research,
or are there better ones cause I would like to have a replacement on hand ?
Thanks

Link Posted: 5/31/2009 2:14:50 AM EST
You can purchase replacement spring kits from Magnum Research or here: http://www.falconarms.com/xcart/home.php?cat=9

Link Posted: 5/31/2009 3:45:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By muncie21:
You can purchase replacement spring kits from Magnum Research or here: http://www.falconarms.com/xcart/home.php?cat=9



thanks
Link Posted: 6/15/2009 9:57:05 PM EST
I bought my stainless 50 used and after a 100rds the extractor spring went out. Turns out it was rubber

Replaced it with a AR15 ext spring and It runs great
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