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Garvin2
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20th December 2017 19:31  

Diana Model-48.


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Garvin2
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20th December 2017 19:32  

Diana Model-48E - Restoration before and after.

 

With thanks to Frank for these pics of a fantastic restoration job. This appears to be a very early example - note the early appearance of the loading tap design compared to the rifle above.


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20th December 2017 19:33  

Diana Model-48E - Early Model.

 

Pics of this beautiful early model 48 courtesy of a collector friend.


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20th December 2017 19:33  

Diana Model-48E - Late Model.

 

I think this is a later model rifle with a straight cocking lever. Many thanks to Stan for permission to use these pics.

Other features of note include that the 'made in Germany' on top of the cylinder appears to have been filed off, although the same statement hidden under the barrel is intact. Also, the Diana goddess symbol is of the earlier variety, with leg showing, and it has 'Diana Luft-Gewehr' on the barrel, which was phased out sometime after 1931, suggesting this rifle probably dates from the early '30s at the latest.

 


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20th December 2017 19:34  

Diana Model-48E - Detailed Photos.

 


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20th December 2017 19:35  

Diana Model-48 - Serial No.884.

 

With thanks to Chris for these pics.


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Garvin
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23rd September 2018 14:46  

Prewar Diana 48 

With thanks to Paul.


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