Help identifying pre war air rifle
Hi all , im in the process of buying yet another vintage air rifle and need some help to identify it . I havent received it yet so no pics at the moment but what i can tell you from the pics ive seen is that it is identical to a pre war Diana mod 27 (quarter stock model ) but has no markings and is in .22 cal .
A bit vague i know without pics and i will post some when i receive the gun but im wondering if anyone may have any info at all . Thanks
Probably an unbadged Diana made for export. The early model 27 was definitely made in .22. The Japanese look-alike copies I know of were all marked with makers/model stamps.
Hi and thanks for your reply , much appreciated . Do you know what sort of year roughly it was manufactured ? I have a Diana Mod 27 Pre war in 177 dated Nov 1928 that is running at a healthy 6.5 ftlbs, have you any idea what the .22 version power output would likely to have been ?
Thanks again Garvin , much appreciated . Ill post some pics up when i receive it
Hi all , an update on the rifle . Ive now received it and its shooting at a healthy 8 ftlb . Not got round to taking any pictures yet but its identical to my 1928 Diana Mod 27 so im pretty confident it is a Diana Mod 27 in .22 cal .
It has no markings on it other that a date stamp that i've found in the breach area on the barrel which states 5/29 so i presume its from May 1929 . Another interesting / curious feature that i've found is that the barrel hasn't been crowned at all .
It makes me wonder if its a rare one that slipped through the quality control without being stamped or crowned ? Question is do i leave as it is or do i get it crowned ? Im inclined to leave it as it is and always has been