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Colt double eagle

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by xkon, Jan 9, 2013.

  1. xkon

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    anyone have one or had experience with one? What are your thoughts on it? Is there anything to look out for when buying one?
     
  2. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Gag me with a maggot!!!

    The trigger pull was atrocious and the DA design was fragile. It does have one merit: it got mentioned by name in one of the Hong Kong action movies.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1329454/
     

  3. countrygun

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    The "Double Beagle" was fail from the get go. One in mint condition with box and papers might be a good collectors investment, if it was cheap enough, but the short, short, life of the design is a good clue as to it's abilities in the real world.
     
  4. 12131

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  5. Bruce M

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    If I was a collector it would be very high on my list as I was somewhat fascinated by the idea. If I had one it would be about the last handgun I would reach for to actually use based on reports at the time it was current and now.
     
  6. MrMurphy

    MrMurphy ********* Moderator Moderator Millennium Member Lifetime Member

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    I've seen two, handled one.

    After handling the first I didn't need to handle the second.

    It was Colt yet again, failing to do any market research. Look up the All-American 2000 (seen a few of those too) where Knight (of KAC) got sorta screwed out of the money they owed him IIRC.
     
  7. Harley6133

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    Had one Shot it once. Sold it quick :bluesbrothers::bluesbrothers::bluesbrothers:
     
  8. kahrcarrier

    kahrcarrier FAHRENHEIT

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    I have a friend who still uses the compact version as his carry gun.
    He says as long as you keep it really clean, it is reliable.
     
  9. 390ish

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    They are supposedly fairly accurate, Ken Waters did a write-up on one back in the day on 45 acp development and his was a keeper.
     
  10. donmor53

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    My brother had one in 10mm. I'm a big Colt fan that was never the slight bit impressed with the DE and...other than for strictly a collector piece...I have no interest in one at all.

    Other than for the 9mm All American Colt tried so desperately to push as competion for Glock...it would be the biggest piece of junk Colt ever made IMO.

    Just my .02...
     
  11. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Amerikaner

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    a finger pinching pistol...trigger wise
     
  12. In Boyz N The Hood, Ice Cube uses one and it seems to lock open at inappropriate times. ;)
     
  13. 12131

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    Since I never owned the AA 2000, to me the DE is the biggest POS Colt ever made.
     
  14. bac1023

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    Yeah, it wasn't the best gun in the world.

    It was Colt's first attempt at a double action auto. I have a first edition model.
     
  15. bac1023

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    Mine has decent accuracy.
     
  16. vettely

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    Have a Colt 2000. It is a very original and ingenious design, especially the roller bearing trigger system.
     
  17. bac1023

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    I'm in the middle. I'm not going to call it ingenious, but I don't think its a piece of junk either.

    I have an aluminum framed model and like it quite a bit.


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  18. Green Dragoon

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    I bought one new back in the 80's. I wasn't a fan and sold it. I was a pretty entrenched 1911 fan at the time.

    If I recall correclty, it was Colt's attempt at meeting the requirements for the military's new directive on a sidearm when they had the trials which lead to the adoption of the Beretta 92/M9. Colt kind of rushed on this one.
     
  19. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    It came after the XM9 trial. If memory served, it came out even after the second XM9 trial.
     
  20. WT

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    I seem to recall Mas Ayoob doing a writeup on it years ago.

    He removed the wood stocks and some springs went flying off, never to be found again.

    I could be wrong.