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This is a lore summary, presenting intradiegetic or in-universe information about the subject. For game characteristics and similar data, consult the table on the right.
Game-specific articles
FalloutDesert Eagle .44
Fallout 2Desert Eagle .44
Desert Eagle (exp. mag.)
FO TacticsDesert Eagle Mark XIX .44
Fallout: BoSDesert Eagle
Dual Desert Eagle

The Desert Eagle is a small gun in Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics and Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel. In Brotherhood of Steel, it can be dual-wielded.


A large-framed, gas-operated pistol chambered in .44 Magnum. Popularized by late 20th century action movies, this respectable weapon has earned a reputation for firepower and an enduring popularity.[1] The fact that it can load high powered cartridges due to it being gas operated certainly helped.


Desert Eagle .44

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A veritable relic, the Desert Eagle in .44 still features its original nickel finish. It's one of the earlier models, easily distinguished by its distinctive teardrop shape.

Desert Eagle Mark XIX .44

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Gameplay article:

A top of the line model, featuring scope rails and larger cocking serrations on the slide, as well as a simplified caliber-switching method, allowing for changing the chambering by simply swapping the barrels out.


  • According to the Fallout demo the Desert Eagle .44's item name was originally going to be called "Magnum Pistol".[2]

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  1. In-game description: "{1800}{}{Desert Eagle .44}
    {1801}{}{An ancient Desert Eagle pistol, in .44 magnum. Interest in late 20th century films made this one of the most popular handguns of all times. Min ST: 4.}"
    (PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout), PRO ITEM.MSG (Fallout 2))
  2. Fallout demo item description: "{1800}{}{Magnum Pistol}"
    "{1801}{}{An ancient Desert Eagle pistol, in .44 magnum. Interest in late 20th century filmsmade this on of the most popular handguns of all times.}"
  3. C. Taylor's Q&A