The Desert Eagle was one of the items available at the launch of Torn on 15 November 2004, having been introduced during the Torn City Beta.
The Desert Eagle has a base fire rate between two to three rounds per turn and can fire eight rounds without reloading. It has a stealth rating of 4.3.
Desert Eagles can be bought from other players through the Item Market, Bazaars, or Trades, but as Secondary weapons do not stack they must be purchased one by one, making it time consuming to buy in bulk.
Before the introduction of Travel, the Desert Eagle was available for purchase at Big Al's Gun Shop. In the game's early days it was very popular as a secondary weapon among players who cold not afford Dual 92G Berettas, but lost popularity after the release of the BT MP9.
The Desert Eagle originally had a capacity of seven rounds. This was updated to eight rounds to match the capacity of the gun's real life counterpart on 15 May 2018. 
In the old Ammo system prior to the Attacking 2.0 update, ammo for the Desert Eagle costed $70 per clip. The icon for the ammo was a large pistol cartridge.
|Desert Eagle Image History|
|2007 or earlier to ~2010|
|~2010 to July 2012||*|
|July 2012  to present|
* This image was a higher resolution, but the higher resolution version was likely lost to time.