Magnum Research Lone Eagle Pistol .22/250 Rem Cannon Action Hunting Handgun

SOLD FOR: $845

WOA#:  WY230105WY004

Our Assessment: The Lone Eagle is a single-shot handgun produced by Magnum Research, the company known for producing “eagle” named handguns like the Desert Eagle and Baby Eagle. The Lone Eagle is designed to handle centerfire rifle cartridges and uses a rotary action, making it unique compared to other handguns. The Lone Eagle was originally marketed as a silhouette shooter and hunting handgun, and was available in a wide range of calibers, including .22 Hornet and .30-06 Springfield. The gun could be purchased in parts, with buyers often opting to purchase additional barreled actions to change calibers. The Lone Eagle was relatively inexpensive, ranging from $375 to $500, but has appreciated in value over the years due to its accuracy and reliability. The rotary breech action is what gives the Lone Eagle its “cannon” designation and results in a shorter handgun without a traditional bolt mechanism. The gun must be cocked with a lever at the front of the stock before it can be fired, and it has a safety mechanism above the trigger to protect the shooter once it is cocked. The action is opened and closed by twisting the rear breech knob, and the ejector will kick out spent casings when the action is rotated open.  The Lone Eagle is designed to be a hunting rifle that identifies as a pistol.  The track record of extreme accuracy meant that many were mounted with scopes for long range marksmanship purposes and hunting.  If you are looking for a collectable firearm that competes with the Thompson Contender and Remington XP100, then this pistol will make a perfect addition to that arsenal.  Please see specs below and happy bidding!

Make: Magnum Research

Model: Lone Eagle

Serial Number: A01967

Year of Manufacture: 1991-1993

Caliber: .22/250 Remington

Action Type:  Single Shot, Rotating Breech Block Cannon Action

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked, “Magnum Research, Inc. Mpls, MN USA”.  The right side of the barrel is marked, “Lone Eagle Pistol .22/250 Remington”. The back of the receiver visible through the opening of the breech block is marked with the serial number “A01967”.

Barrel Length: 14” Threaded Bull Barrel with smooth flush thread protector.

Sights / Optics: The front of the barrel is drilled, tapped, and filled for provision of a front sight.  The rear of the receiver is drilled, tapped and filled for provision of a rear sight.  The Receiver is equipped with two mounting rails that are fitted with a Tasco 1.25-4×28 Scope.  The sight picture is clear. The Scope has some scratches on the dial covers.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The pistol grip is Polymer and integral to the frame.  The grip is ergonomic with form fitting grooves. The left side of the frame has a charging lever.  The front of the frame has an integrated hand stop.  There are no chips or cracks.  There is some light wear and loose storage marks on the grip and frame and rates in Overall Fine Condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: None.  This is a single shot pistol.

Type of Finish: Matte Blue

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition:  The bores are bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion in the bore.

Overall Condition:  This handgun retains about 97% of its metal finish.  The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. There are some light scratches on the barrel.  The threads on the barrel are crisp.  Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this handgun. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.  This pistol uses a rotating Breech Block at the rear of the receiver that twists shut to fire and eject casing when twisted open.  Safety button is located above the trigger group.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: None.

Magnum Research Lone Eagle Pistol .22/250 Rem Cannon Action Hunting Handgun
Magnum Research Lone Eagle Pistol .22/250 Rem Cannon Action Hunting Handgun