Desert eagle

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by adwye7, Aug 9, 2013.

  1. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    Anyone know how to fix a gun so it will stop jamming? i can easily handle this gun and its recoil but it jams still? any ideas on what to do about it or what the cause might be?
     

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  2. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    Is it just not ejecting?
    Stove piping?
    Not feeding properly. All these issues have different cures.
     

  3. adwye7

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    just wont cycle properly sometimes, Dont mind my profile pic i dont hold the gun like that while i shoot, idk what i was doing in that pic exactly, i think trying to get a good pic but the weight of the gun made me feel the need to hold it like so
     
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  4. therewolf

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    Well, FOUR things:

    1. Let the magazine hang. Do not push

    it up into the pistol with your support hand.

    It will hang down loose, @ 1/8th of an inch. That's OK.

    You have to position your left hand differently, so it is

    not under the magazine. It takes some getting used to.


    2. Firmly resist the recoil. The gun has two return springs,

    and if you don't hold it firmly, it won't cycle properly.


    3. Forget all that crap you see in the movies. The 50AE is,

    for all intents and purposes, light armor busting. Tightly grip

    it with BOTH HANDS.


    4. Deep clean your unit. Field strip it, and give it some love.

    Your first picture looks like the chamber is crammed with glop.

    When I got mine, it had about 3 pounds of dirt accumulation in the

    system. Frankly, I would have been surprised if it cycled at all, at that point.


    Let us know how your next range trip goes...
     
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  5. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Dont use cheap blazer ammo
     
  6. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    I dont have a problem with the recoil at all, by the way the desert eagle was a little dirty after a field strip but it was fairly easy to clean up, it seems to work faily better now, i dont use a range but the way i shoot it on a private property. thanks for the feedback.
     
  7. adwye7

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    i use considerably good ammunition for this gun, not exactly the practical, cheap stuff, bit more costly .50AE 300 grain

    *correction, i meant 325 grain*
     
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  8. CrazedJava

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    I don't think therewolf was suggesting you have a problem with the recoil, but rather if your grip is not firm the gun may have problem cycling. This is not uncommon with a lot of autoloading pistols.

    I have heard that due to the way the Desert Eagle works it can get pretty damn dirty. You may want to give it a good deep cleaning and make sure you get all the lubrication points when you are reassembling. It doesn't need to be dripping oil but all the proper moving parts need to be shown some love.

    You wouldn't believe how many "problem" guns I've seen fixed just by following the manual and making sure everything is properly cleaned and lubed. A lot of people who are around guns assume they know what to do despite the little idiosyncrasies each gun can have.
     
  9. hmh

    hmh New Member

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    Ok I had a friend with a similar problem and it ended up being cheap ammo.
     
  10. jed007

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    If you like I am a certified and Licensed Armorer and Gunsmith. I can take a look at it, throw it into my cleaning machine and go through the entire gun as well as test fire before sending it back. You can reach me at 914-806-4744 I am located in NY, Retired from the PD.
     
  11. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    thans anyway all i did was dissasemble the gun, clean every part, lubricate the neccesary components and then reassemble the gun back together. it works fine now, it isnt to do with my grip on the gun because i can handle the recoil fairly well. also, i cannot do so as to send it overseas because im actually located in Australia. thanks anyway :)
     
  12. JonM

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    Probably ammo the de 50 is designed to run 325 grain with a near max charge weight.

    Ive had one since they came out with the 50. It really doesnt run well with 300 grain bullets or with light powder charges in 325 grain
     
  13. techiej

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    I've got one in .44 and a good cleaning -- including removing the bolt -- followed by plenty of lube (especially grease on the rails) is important. And +1 on not touching the mag while shooting and the grip...I actually wrap the index finger of my support hand over the trigger guard.

    Also, if it is not cycling it can be the ammo...it really needs full power loads to cycle reliably. Even the ammo I bought from Magnum directly wouldn't always cycle reliably.

    Since I already reload other calibers I went ahead and started reloading for the DE and it rarely has a problem cycling now unless I go over 100 rounds or so before doing a field strip/clean.
     
  14. therewolf

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    50AE is pretty much made for the DE50.

    With a DE44, it could be argued you're using

    the wrong ammo, or "cheap stuff", but 50AE

    is 50 AE.

    Concentrate on not touching the mag. A

    critical error is thinking you're "helping"

    by shoving that mag up tight. It needs to

    hang low, to properly strip the next round

    from the mag.

    It's not whether YOU can "handle" the recoil.

    You really need to stiff-arm this gun, allowing

    very little movement, in order for the slide to cycle

    all the way, and load the

    next round properly.


    Don't forget to check back in, after you try again, bro.
     
  15. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    Soz guys my mistake, it is 325 grain after all, i misread the box that I have here. btw it runs fine now not a single error
     
  16. therewolf

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    George of Jungle just here to help.

    BTW, welcome to the FTF.

    What kind of rifle do you like to shoot?
     
  17. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    Barret MA2A1 .50 BMG i love the power of using one of them :D
     
  18. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    Unless you were talking about an assault rifle?
     
  19. therewolf

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    I think I'd rather put you up,

    than pay for your ammo.

    Dang. You have a special

    connection down under, or what's it

    cost for .50AE and BMG down there?

    The term "assault rifle" bothers some of the

    members here, we prefer "peacetime milsurp"


    So do you have any firearms which won't dislocate

    the average guy's shoulder, while putting him in the

    poorhouse, at the same time?

    Some of us here actually

    shoot girly 22LRs, when we can find the ammo.
     
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  20. adwye7

    adwye7 New Member

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    Well for a 20 round box of .50ae its about $45-$55 same price range for a box of ten rounds of BMG ammunition. dont get me wrong, the price isnt cheap and i dont go shooting on a daily basis. and yes i shoot rather cheaper ammunition with my Beretta 92fs, Glock G26, Walther P99 e.g. ill tell you what, it is a relief to switch to a smaller caliber firearm after using heavy stuff haha.
     
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