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Tims antiques
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I have a Diana model 45 cutaway and its a early serial # ooo1**. Is there any value in it? Its in very good condition! Would appreciate any info you can give me on it. Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : 22nd March 2020 00:04
Garvin
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Yes there is some value, to be sure. Can I have some pics for the gallery please?

Could you email me the pics?

My email on the final page of this magazine:

https://issuu.com/garvin3/docs/airgun_collector

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Posted : 22nd March 2020 18:57
Tims antiques
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Ill send some pics to your email as soon as I can. I tried to post so here with no luck! Thanks Tim

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Topic starter Posted : 22nd March 2020 20:40
Tims antiques
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@garvin Down loaded 6 pics to VAG Photo Host but not sure how to move them to my forum posts? Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : 26th March 2020 01:44
Citizen K
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@tims-antiques

Loaded for you.

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Posted : 26th March 2020 02:06
Garvin
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Thanks Tim and Citizen K. 🙂

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Posted : 26th March 2020 16:20
Tims antiques
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This is a great website and enjoy it a lot! THANKS TO ALL

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Topic starter Posted : 26th March 2020 21:49
Andre Springer
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@citizen-k I completely agree with Tims Antiques. This is a great website - not because of the layout... I am very familiar with that, but because of the content. I am like a child in a bantam coop. I browsed through a few threads today and found no discussions of O-rings and/or regulators. Not a word about a scuba cylinder. Fantastic.

I found the link to this site on airrifle.co.za today. I became a member of this site today. I found this thread because it was interesting to me. I found your reply to this thread by accident. All I need to find now is the "Introduce yourself" button for this site.

It is an absolute pleasure to see you on this byway. Thumbs up emoji.

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Posted : 17th April 2020 17:35
Andre Springer
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@tims-antiques To cut an air rifle open like this for display and illustration purposes is no easy feat. Really great work.

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Posted : 17th April 2020 17:38
Garvin
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@andre-springer

I agree with you Andre, this one was done really well. But cutaways are definitely not all equally well done. A lot of the Diana cutaways - and there are many of them - were done to an extremely high standard, by what looks like expert machinists, but some, unfortunately including the pistol that I have, are not up to that standard, with evidence of less than excellent workmanship.

This makes me think it was a task set apprentices, perhaps. I wonder what happened to those workers whose work wasn't up scratch? Presumably they were made to sweep the floor for a little while longer, or maybe canned altogether?!

Example of what I mean:

https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/vintage-diana-air-pistols/diana-model-6/#post-3251

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Posted : 17th April 2020 18:47