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thawein1856
06-24-2010, 8:04 AM
So I want to get a Desert Eagle and of course when you're ready to buy there's none around. I was just going to get the .44 and then buy a .50 barrel later on but can you buy a .50 on gun broker and have it sent to an FFL? Not sure how the rules work with that. I know that you can't purchase from a shop a .50 directly but if you go through gun broker is that a possibility?

Thanks for the help

69Mach1
06-24-2010, 8:09 AM
Believe it or not, the .50 is not on the approved list of CA handguns while the .44 is, EVEN THOUGH IT'S THE SAME GUN!

You can't transfer it in if it's not on the list, unless you're an LEO.

CAL.BAR
06-24-2010, 10:38 AM
Just wait a minute or so. They are constantly FS here on CG. (can't imagine why?(lol)

Then just do a ppt

dstiltner
06-24-2010, 10:44 AM
I was lucky enough to pick up a DE with .44 and .50 barrels from a fellow calgunner earlier this year a couple of days after I decided I had to have one. Just wait like djanddj said, one will show up.

CSACANNONEER
06-24-2010, 10:47 AM
Just wait a minute or so. They are constantly FS here on CG. (can't imagine why?(lol)

Then just do a ppt

Your minute is up. Of course they can be sold via PPT IF they are already in the state. Otherwise, they can only be imported and sold to someone who is exempt from the list. Or, it can be rendered a single shot target pistol.

NapaCountyShooter
06-24-2010, 11:10 AM
Not that I'd want a DE, but could you buy one in .44 and then buy a .50 barrel off gunbroker or wherever? Just wondering.

thawein1856
06-24-2010, 11:18 AM
Yes, my understanding is that once you have the DE .44 you can buy the .50 barrel and have it shipped here legally. Got that information from Turners. Of course I'll be interested to see if you actually can or if someone here says you can't. =)

leelaw
06-24-2010, 11:22 AM
Not that I'd want a DE, but could you buy one in .44 and then buy a .50 barrel off gunbroker or wherever? Just wondering.

As long as it is the Mk XIX, then you can do exactly that. I think the barrel, and magazine (corrected below) needs to be swapped out, not just the barrel.

NapaCountyShooter
06-24-2010, 11:25 AM
As long as it is the Mk XIX, then you can do exactly that. I think the barrel, bolt, and magazine needs to be swapped out, not just the barrel.

Gotcha. Like I said not my thing, but if the op is looking for a Desert Eagle now, getting the Mk XIX in .44 now seems to be the fastest way, assuming that .50 parts are available. (Remember that when you assume, you make an *** out of you and me.)

HalfEvil
06-24-2010, 11:32 AM
I purchased the XIX chambered in .44mag, and then purchased the .50AE barrel and magazine separately.

Note to a DE nooby, the .44 is VERY ammo sensitive as far as cycling goes.

Also, some indoor ranges in my area won't allow me to chamber in .50

-Brad

HalfEvil
06-24-2010, 11:33 AM
As long as it is the Mk XIX, then you can do exactly that. I think the barrel, bolt, and magazine needs to be swapped out, not just the barrel.

44/50 bolt is interchangeable.

Only the .357 has that issue.

thawein1856
06-24-2010, 1:13 PM
Thanks for all the information. Now I've just got to find one or wait it out. =(