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bombadillo
06-13-2009, 5:50 PM
I have the chance to snap up a desert eagle .44mag used in good condition for $600 bucks. I don't have any other .44mags but planned on buying a blackhawk chambered in .44/.45acp as was asking about in the other thread by me a day ago. Anyway, I don't need it but as an investment, what do you think they're worth.

Pugster
06-13-2009, 6:12 PM
$600 is a great price for the desert eagle considering it goes for $1000 or more NIB. I personally wouldn't buy it since the grips are too large for me to shoot comfortably.

bombadillo
06-13-2009, 6:13 PM
Yeah, I don't want it or need it, but as a fun gun and an investment if nothing else.

Buddhabelly
06-13-2009, 6:25 PM
Yeah, I don't want it or need it, but as a fun gun and an investment if nothing else.

An investment? Really, you think so?? I could be wrong, but I've never thought of DE's as investments.

SCMA-1
06-13-2009, 6:41 PM
I bought my Mark I for $500 brand new back in the 80's. Check to see which version it is. If it's the latest Mark XIX or even the Mark VII it may be a good deal based on condition.

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Bongos
06-13-2009, 8:39 PM
DE are one of the best built guns for the 44 MAG, great design and engineering. That said, it really never had a place in the practical arsenal. It's more of a show piece of conversation. Movies love them!

forgiven
06-13-2009, 8:49 PM
I'd snap that up. If I was up north I would propose a three-way trade in a hurry. I love my .50 and the .44 is cheaper to shoot.

JTROKS
06-13-2009, 8:53 PM
I paid $750 for my Mark VII about a year ago and it only came with one mag. I just wanted one and it's dead accurate and a lot easier to shoot than my Redhawk in 44 mag. I've bought more magazines since then and this is going to be the handgun I'd flash around if show of force is required. :D;)

MR.R
06-13-2009, 8:57 PM
they are terrible!!! ugg you go buy that DE and sell it to me ill take care of that dirty dirty girl!!!

Buddhabelly
06-13-2009, 9:15 PM
you go buy that DE and sell it to me

Why don't you go buy it yourself? You meant "give" it to me?

s281c
06-13-2009, 9:16 PM
I have the chance to snap up a desert eagle .44mag used in good condition for $600 bucks. I don't have any other .44mags but planned on buying a blackhawk chambered in .44/.45acp as was asking about in the other thread by me a day ago. Anyway, I don't need it but as an investment, what do you think they're worth.

Doesn't really matter what series it is as long as it is in decent condition $600 is a steal, you could easily turn around and sell it for much more then that.

223Dude
06-13-2009, 9:18 PM
For $600, I think that's a great deal! I'd do it just to have it.

scr83jp
06-13-2009, 9:22 PM
I have the chance to snap up a desert eagle .44mag used in good condition for $600 bucks. I don't have any other .44mags but planned on buying a blackhawk chambered in .44/.45acp as was asking about in the other thread by me a day ago. Anyway, I don't need it but as an investment, what do you think they're worth.When the dealer I helped had one in his case at the Victorville Fairgrounds gun show several men asked to see one along with several bangers but no one bought it.

bombadillo
06-14-2009, 12:52 PM
An investment? Really, you think so?? I could be wrong, but I've never thought of DE's as investments.

Oh come on you are sounding like my wife. :p

Futurecollector
06-14-2009, 2:38 PM
An investment? Really, you think so?? I could be wrong, but I've never thought of DE's as investments.

Math time!

Ok so he pays 600.00 for a gun that, on this board sells for 1,000.00

so reall quick 1,000.00-600.00= 400.00 wow see how that works, amazing huh?

JTROKS
06-14-2009, 2:49 PM
600 - 1000 = -400 not 400, but we get what you mean.:D

Eroland7
06-14-2009, 3:11 PM
thats a good deal, and they're great guns if you can get over how heavy they are...

Palindari
06-14-2009, 3:12 PM
I have the chance to snap up a desert eagle .44mag used in good condition for $600 bucks. I don't have any other .44mags but planned on buying a blackhawk chambered in .44/.45acp as was asking about in the other thread by me a day ago. Anyway, I don't need it but as an investment, what do you think they're worth.

Yeah, I'd grab it.

Personally, I don't like the DE and I have BIG hands. It never felt comfortable to me. Like trying to hold onto a block of wood.

But for that price throw it on Gunbroker and make a quick $100 or more ;)

Futurecollector
06-14-2009, 4:15 PM
600 - 1000 = -400 not 400, but we get what you mean.:D

Fixed it, LOL

see the -400 is the ammount of money he would have to come up with in case he bought a new gun lol

New gun 500(-400)= 100.00 new gun LMAO,,,

thanks for catching that :thumbsup:

r08ert209cali
06-14-2009, 4:45 PM
buy it and sell it or trade it for a profit and get something more useful like an S&W 29.

kaboom
06-15-2009, 12:32 AM
That is a great deal, especially if it's a mark 7 or 19. Just get the thing. At least 9 out of 10 people have fun shooting the things, and I guarantee you will be able to get that much back out of it. Hell, I'll give you that myself.

JTROKS
06-15-2009, 7:28 AM
As much as I love revolvers I will have to defend the Desert Eagle when its' usefulness is bashed. With the DEagle's added weight and a non reciprocating barrel-gas operated, superb accuracy is achieved rivaling most revolvers. Noise level are a bit lower than a similar chambered revolver due to having the chamber and barrel as one piece not having a gap. Recoil is less due to the recoil spring system absorbing much of the recoil energy. With all that combined it is actually possible to fire double taps in which I have done and the accuracy is quite acceptable. Try double tapping with a 6" 44 magnum revolver and see where the 2nd round goes.

lazuris
06-15-2009, 9:22 AM
DE's are cool however you need to have some major meat paws to enjoy shooting it.

tonelar
06-15-2009, 9:52 AM
As an investment, I wouldn't go if it's a Mark VII. (As a shooter- yes definitely the DE guns are alot of fun IMHO). If it's a Mark XIX, I'd be more inclined to invest the $$$.

However, remember... you might have to wait a bit with today's market to see an adequate return of your $$$.

There are better ways to spend $600 than a DE MkVII if you're looking at turning a profit.

ponderosa
06-15-2009, 10:22 AM
Got an early Mark I and it has proven to be a very good pistol over the years. FUN to shoot, but what isn't ;)

theblaircompany
06-20-2009, 5:15 PM
If you have the opportunity take it out for a few rounds. I have one and love the obnoxiousness of it. the gun can be extremely finiky. I have to use .44mag rounds that 300 grain. and it jams if you give the slightest "limp wrist". But with all that said if you have a strong hand, and a few bucks to blow on quality ammo it is a very fun and accurate gun

SCMA-1
06-20-2009, 5:19 PM
Yeah, it's sprung for heavy 240gr and up loads. VERY accurate also. My MK I trigger is not so great, but the adjustable triggers on the MK VII and XIX should take care of that issue.

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heyjerr
06-20-2009, 5:19 PM
If you don't want it, let me know how I can get it for my Dad (tomorrow IS dad's day). I already have a DE in 44mag and he is jealous as all hell. It's my favorite flame thrower!

hybridatsun350
06-20-2009, 5:49 PM
I would definitely go for it. You have nothing to lose. The worst that happens is you end up selling it for more than you bought it for. Just don't forget to PM if decide to sell it. :D

sp_train_77
06-20-2009, 7:57 PM
DE's are great guns, built better than tanks.

Back in the last handgun buying frenzy (early Clinton days) I was managing a gun department in a small sporting goods store in Logan, Utah, while I attended grad school. I had a lad come in to the shop wanting a DE 50. I found one for him and also a case of ammo. He came back two weeks later asking for another case of ammo!

Oh, and he couldn't wipe the giant smile off his face. That is one phenomenal gun, go ahead and buy it!

ColdDeadHands1
06-20-2009, 11:59 PM
I really need to see a picture of this gun. Less talk, more pictures!

turbochris
06-21-2009, 2:14 AM
600 dollars is a steal.

good thing about the desert eagle is, when you run out of bullets you can throw it at the intruder and it will kill him.:p

norcal77
06-21-2009, 2:33 AM
DE's suck..get an Anaconda...or a Model 29..those are real 44's...

SCMA-1
06-21-2009, 7:57 AM
I really need to see a picture of this gun. Less talk, more pictures!

How's this:

http://www.soksa.com/assets/publicDocs/userFiles/icy/image/Desert%20Eagle.jpg

SCMA-1
06-21-2009, 8:01 AM
DE 50 Vid:


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JTROKS
06-21-2009, 8:03 AM
If it help you any, I just saw a Mark VII with one mag in a gun shop for over $1100. It was the regular matte black finish too.

cadurand
06-21-2009, 9:24 AM
$600 for a DE in working condition is very good. I doubt most DE's get much use so it should be in good shape. Might need a new set of springs but it's still a good price at $600.

Greg-Dawg
06-21-2009, 9:56 AM
Waste...just my thoughts.

SCMA-1
06-21-2009, 10:07 AM
Waste...just my thoughts.

Own one? Shot one? Please explain.

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Greg-Dawg
06-21-2009, 10:14 AM
Own one? Shot one? Please explain.

SCMA-1

Yes, Yes and still a waste. .44Mag with .50AE conversion barrel.

Is it a practical weapon? No. The sad thing about DEs is that every high school kid and early 21s wants one thanks to Hollywood and Call of Duty/Counter Strike video games. They end up getting one as their first and end up hating the sport all together.

Every gun shop I visit, there's always a newb: "Where's your gold plated Desert Eagles?"

SCMA-1
06-21-2009, 1:25 PM
Yes, Yes and still a waste. .44Mag with .50AE conversion barrel.

Is it a practical weapon? No. The sad thing about DEs is that every high school kid and early 21s wants one thanks to Hollywood and Call of Duty/Counter Strike video games. They end up getting one as their first and end up hating the sport all together.

Every gun shop I visit, there's always a newb: "Where's your gold plated Desert Eagles?"

They are very accurate and popular for hunting. I took my 44 DE pig hunting.

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