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Garvin2
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30th December 2017 06:45  

Diana Gem.

See also HERE, pics from the old Vintage Diana forum.

 

Here are some pics of an early Diana mod 6 Gem pattern, made sometime around 1910-20 I believe:


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30th December 2017 06:46  

This one is the Diana 3L, also from the early years of the 20th Century:


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30th December 2017 06:47  

Diana Gems in old catalogue.


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30th December 2017 09:15  

Diana - LZ type T-bar in .25 cal.

Took delivery of what I believe to be a Langenhan type T-bar Gem in .25 cal today...won in the last sealed bid auction at Holts for a bid of £30 (about £62 with commission and P+P)

To all intents and purposes it is a Diana 3L type Gem, but the early Diana brochures make no mention of .25 cal?...so, did Langenhan make Gems for Diana?

It's very sloppy at the breech, looks like someone has used a nail as a makeshift barrel axis pin...possibly a nipper, in antiquity, eager to get dads beloved old shooting iron going for a good old plinking session with his mates (bless!)

Both have the same fully octagonal barrel, same OD for .177 and .25, and the same sized air chamber too!...When running sweet, these will produce about 3-4 FPE max in .177cal...I'm wondering if that's enough oomph to get a modern big cal .25 pellet moving!...but I think it'll clean up ok and it's all good fun anyway!

It's the Gem in the bottom of the pictures, shown with one of its stablemates in .177, at the top of the picture.

Originally posted by Dave (DCL_dave)


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30th December 2017 09:37  

Diana - Langenhan type .25 Gem.

Some pics of a nice refinished Langenhan type Gem .25 cal (thanks got to smoothbore - this gun is for sale on the bbs)

Originally posted by Dave (DCL_dave)


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30th December 2017 09:41  

Today my third diana 6 arrived.

The one with round barrel,when i was offered this i was thinking :i can sell one of them, no way José,now i have three , all different barrels,? Are there other models? can't be ? is there the same difference on Diana 3L models ?

I still need a stock-trigger and the rest in pic three

Originally posted by KeldD


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