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    Default Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    So finally got to take my new DE 50 to the range today. Every round fired, every spent round ejected, but when the slide returned to battery, it would not pick up a new round on the way Did this every time ! I took that mag apart and stretched the spring a little, when I fired again, it actually loaded a second round for the first time, but then back to same issue - never loading a new round. I am using Magnum Research ammo. Is there anything other than weak mag spring that could cause this ? Didn't have a second mag to test. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    That is the problem I ran into that prompted me to get rid of my 44 magnum Eagle.I didn't bother with looking into getting the issue straightened out as I bought it as a used gun and didn't expect for the company to cover any repair work.I traded it in for another,more reliable and practical handgun.
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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    I am no expert on the desert eagle gas system, but I know it uses one. That is where I would look. I would assume the gun was receiving insufficient gas and the slide wasn't traveling far enough rearward to strip a new round. Either this or a magazine issue, as you said.

    A third and, I would think, less likely option would be something is out of spec.

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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    Quote Originally Posted by marinville View Post
    I am no expert on the desert eagle gas system, but I know it uses one. That is where I would look. I would assume the gun was receiving insufficient gas and the slide wasn't traveling far enough rearward to strip a new round. Either this or a magazine issue, as you said.

    A third and, I would think, less likely option would be something is out of spec.
    When the failure to feed a second round occurred, if you just sling shotted the slide and loaded subsequent rounds with no issue, I suspect this is the issue. Either not enough gas, or not enough lubrication and break in to allow the slide to to full travel. Maybe a combination of all.
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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    Thanks all. Going to break her down and clean/lube - then stretch the spring a bit. I got the combo with 44 mag barrel and mag so I'll take everything to the range next time and see what happens.
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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    I never had that problem with mine when I owned it. The only problem I had,
    almost every shell would hit my forehead.

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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    I never had that problem with mine when I owned it. The only problem I had,
    almost every shell would hit my forehead.
    Haha I get that with my Glock pretty often.
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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    Needs cleaned and don't limp wrist it. 44's will do the same.

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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    After shooting it, I hardly have a wrist left ! Never thought I limp wristed when shooting, but I guess it could be possible with this bear. Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Rosco the Iroc View Post
    Needs cleaned and don't limp wrist it. 44's will do the same.
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    Default Re: Desert Eagle 50 A/E Question

    Luckily mine ejects straight out and to the right never coming anywhere near me. The 50 a/e casing alone would probably kill ya - lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by bogey1 View Post
    I never had that problem with mine when I owned it. The only problem I had,
    almost every shell would hit my forehead.
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