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Old 03-01-09, 08:46 PM
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Any suggestions on bringing back to life a 20 yr old DE .357 Auto ?
About 9-10 thousand rounds put through it. Still all original.
 
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Old 03-02-09, 09:36 AM
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Tired, Old, Desert Eagle

1. A good cleaning.

2. A new set of springs.

3. A DuraCote Custom paint job.


Hot pink...then give it to the woman in your life
 
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Old 03-02-09, 09:28 PM
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"1. A good cleaning.

2. A new set of springs.

3. A DuraCote Custom paint job.


Hot pink...then give it to the woman in your life"

Well, I clean it everyday ,most times 3 times a day. I got 3 women in my life.

Seriously, the cleaning is not an issue. I didn't spend 5 yrs in the Army shooting and cleaning .45's, 16's, 203's,and M-60's and not know how to clean a weapon.

So you think it just needs a new set of springs?
That is what I thought. But who makes a better quality product? 10,000 rounds and the springs are shot? What kind of manufacturing is that?
 
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Old 03-02-09, 09:33 PM
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What are your issues you are having? I would be willing to bet if you are, Magnum Research has a lifetime warranty. Maybe they have rebuild kits too.
 
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Old 03-02-09, 09:43 PM
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"What are your issues you are having?"
Feed /jamming.


" I would be willing to bet if you are, Magnum Research has a lifetime warranty. Maybe they have rebuild kits too."


I have spoken with people at MR, they want me to send the weapon to them. If the weapon is mine, it doesn't leave my control!
I was interested to know if any one has come upon a group or business that has taken the DE to higher levels of performance and reliability.
 
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Old 03-04-09, 07:18 PM
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Clean and check the magazines also. Replace the magazine springs. Check for bent/dented mag lips. Replace magazines if necessary.
 
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Old 03-05-09, 10:49 PM
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Thanks for the input.

The mags get cleaned about every 3rd session on the range.

"Check for bent/dented mag lips." Did that as soon as the problem started.

I did not consider replacing the mag springs.

Does anyone know of any improvements beyond the factory to the DE?

I bought the weapon new in 88 and it's a blast to shoot, but I was looking to upgrade all of the springs beyond the manufacture specs.
 
 

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