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.44 Mag Desert Eagle Jamming Problems

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by JackFrost, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    Hey All, I bought a Desert Eagle full size .44 Mag and it has always jammed!
    I bought it brand new and have had the problem from day one, I have taken it to the range several times and verified that I am NOT limp-wristing and it is not the magazine or the extractor. I have also tried, Remmington, Federal, Winchester and Hornady ammo and it does not like any brand more than the other.

    I am NOT a gunsmith but when I completely strip it down it looks like the feed ramp could be polished?:confused:

    If anybody knows someone in the Oregon City area who is a gunsmith or has any information on this issue or could point me in the right direction, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    I have heard that when these guns work well they are a blast to shoot!:thumbup:
    Thanks for your help!
     
  2. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    What type of jam is it? Feed ramp, ejection, won't close all the way ??

    jj
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    describe the jam
     
  4. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    When you pull the slide back to chamber a round, it pushes it to the right of the barrel.
    also when hand load it and fire it will not eject the spent shell without jamming. And yes the slide does not close all the way.
     
  5. Markjz

    Markjz Longview, WA Member

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    wouldn't full size be .50 AE?
     
  6. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    I suspect that you have a combination of a bad mag and a bad extrator. The mag feeds the round in a straight line to the chamber. If it goes to the right then feed lips are suspect. If the round won't eject as described then the extractor has issues as is isn't grabbing the rim.

    Do you have more than one mag and does it do it on all mags?

    jj
     
  7. HahnsXD

    HahnsXD Battle Ground WA Active Member

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    They are made in .50AE, .44Mag and I believe .357.
     
  8. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    correct

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    op- why not send it back? this is clearly a warranty issue. any manufacturer worth it's grain will WANT you to send a malfunctioning gun back.
     
  9. servingu

    servingu Vancouver (not BC) WA (not DC) Member

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    if its locked open and you then push the slide release does it jam? or is it when you manually close it ( I am not a technical person I hope it makes sense )
     
  10. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    They were also built in .41Mag.
     
  11. spengo

    spengo GLORIOUS CASCADIA Active Member

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    I thought they were all full size. Is there a compact deagle now? :huh:

    No, I don't mean the pocket gun or the 941 jericho/baby eagle.
     
  12. cwegga

    cwegga Helena, MT Active Member

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    I would assume the OP was specifying that it wasn't the micro or baby eagle...
     
  13. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    Yes it does it on all mags, I have 3 of them, and it will grab the spent casing rim firmly but does not kick it out due to the new round misfeeding.
     
  14. JackFrost

    JackFrost Central Oregon Active Member

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    It's more than 2 years old but honestly I didnt even try to contact Magnum Research, that would be an option worth pursuing. Thanks!:thumbup: