Quality of Colt Double Eagle 10mm?


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hso
November 18, 2006, 08:49 AM
Anybody have any experience with the Colt Double Eagle 10mm that they can recount?

Were there problems with the design and therefore function that caused it to be so short lived?

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Old Fuff
November 18, 2006, 11:27 AM
The overall quality wasn't too bad in most cases, but they had some springs nested inside the grip(s) and if a grip loosened or broke you could be in big trouble. Also the double-action trigger pull was nothing to write home about. Last but not least, most buyers of the big Colt automatic weren't interested in the double-action feature.

Because of it's limited numbers I think the Double Eagle has a great potential as a collectable, and in that context would make a good investment if the gun was in excellent shape and could be purchased at a good figure. But there are better choices if you are looking for a shooter. However if you are well set up for the 1911 platform with leather, magazines, etc. this might be a consideration.

UglyGlock
November 18, 2006, 06:40 PM
but they had some springs nested inside the grip(s) and if a grip loosened or broke you could be in big trouble

that is true of the origional "Mark I" models and is fixed in the "Mark II" models.

I have a double eagle .45 and the only real downside is i haven't been able to find replacement grips made of wood.

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