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Hathead9 02-01-2011 04:26 AM

Desert Eagle Conversion
Hey guys, I am a very proud owner of a Magnum Reasearch Desert Eagle Mark VII in 44 magnum. I want to see if anyone knows about upgrading the firearm to 50AE. I have heard that with the Mark XIX guns all that is needed is a new barrel and mag. Is this also true for the Mark VII?

JonM 02-01-2011 04:35 AM

yes but you should get new springs every 250-500 rounds of 50AE they wear out FAST. i would recomend starting fresh with new springs when you get the barrel and mag. round count is very important as you can damage the gun with weak worn springs.

ive got a de50ae w/ 44mag

Hathead9 02-03-2011 12:46 AM

Thanks for the info JonM. How often should I change the springs with the .44 mag? What model DE do you have?

JonM 02-03-2011 01:35 AM

mkVII. i change recoil springs every 500 rounds. but the wife and i dont shoot it a lot. the springs wear out fast.

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