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Hi there Yana,

While I don't own a desert eagle, I do have a neighbor that bought one in .50 calibre and he has had zero problems with it and shoots about 50 rounds each time he goes to the range. It is a massive handgun by design!

So massive in fact that he is going to convert it to .44 magnum as the the bolt assembly will work for both and curtail the additional expense of shooting it. .50 AE is very expensive when compared to .44 magnum.

With its dual spring design and massive slide, I don't see any forseeable problems in the future with it. I have shot it and it is a handful. Loaded with the same slide mass in .357 magnum, I wouldn't anticipate any problems as there are much lighter and smaller framed firearms in this calibre.

His desert eagle has been reliable from day 1, but he takes a great deal of care in cleaning and maintaining it. I don't know what "diseases" you are referring to with the desert eagle, but I can only report that my neighbor has had "zero problems" with his.

BTW. He liked the design so much that he bought the "baby eagle" as a companion piece for his collection.

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