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20th December 2017 20:06  

Diana Prewar Tinplate Air Rifles

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Garvin2
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20th December 2017 20:07  

Diana Model-20 - nickel plated (1930).

 

With thanks to Frank for these superb pics.


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20th December 2017 20:08  

Diana Model-20 - early.

 

Thanks to Keld for pics of this very interesting example. It seems to be very early, perhaps somewhere between the MGR Dianas and the post-WW1 rifles that had the Diana symbol without the MGR symbols, and has an early goddess showing a lot of leg, with "schutzmarke" (brand protection) stamped under it! A real mystery. It also has "10.1" stamped on the metal where it meets the stock.


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20th December 2017 20:09  

Diana Model-20 - Surekill (July 1930).

 

With thanks to Andrew for these pics:


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20th December 2017 20:10  

Diana Model-20 - Blued.

 

With thanks to Don R for these pics.


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20th December 2017 20:11  

Diana Model-1 - nickel plated (1923).

 

With thanks to Richard and Robin for taking the trouble to get these pics to me.


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20th December 2017 20:12  

Diana Model-1 - boxed (11/1929).

 

This gun came up for sale on eGun recently and sold for 317 euro (currently about UK£270):

 


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20th December 2017 20:13  

Diana Model-1 - nickel plated (1923).

 

With thanks to Keld for pics of this gun, which must have been one of the very first made.

Even the Diana goddess has the word 'schutzmarke' (meaning 'trademark' or 'brand protection') below it, so it probably dates to soon after the end of WW1 (earlier?) like this mod 20, also owned by Keld.

http://www.network54.com/Forum/662823/message/1382890435

 


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20th December 2017 20:14  

Diana Model-1 - nickel-plated boxed (11/1928).

 

This gun was advertised on eGun in March 2017 as being from November 1928 and having the original box.

It's the second 1920s Diana mod 1 to be advertised with what looks like a very similar plain cardboard box, so it seems pretty likely that this is the box the rifle was sold in.

 


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