Diana model 22, made in germany
I was given this Diana (Germany) air gun to sell for a friend, I thought I'd post pictures here for archival purposes before it goes to wherever it ends up - I couldn't find anything about a model 22 - below are links to photos, I don't know how to make them appear here. The gun seems to be much more cheaply made than the model 25, the trigger guard seems to be stamped sheet metal, for example, but it probably works, if I "charge" it by pumping the barrel once, it gives out a pleasing SNAP and a puff of air. It was near a major fire but not actually burned, so there is rust from superheated steam. I'd be interested in how this unit fits into the panoply of Diana items.
Thank you for posting those pics. As you have worked out this is a smaller and cheaper version of the 25, but bigger and more powerful than the 'tinplate' model 20.
I think your example is a postwar one.
They are not worth a great deal unfortunately. Lots were made and one in this condition is not very desirable, or worth spending much money on fixing up. That said, they are great fun plinkers and despite the exterior finish if it works well there's no reason to think it won't last for years to come.
BTW, don't fire it again without a pellet in the barrel as when you do, the piston slams into the cylinder without an air cushion to reduce the impact...
if there are any other pictures that you would like of this pellet rifle, let me know - I've put it on the usual auction site and it should sell next Sunday - I'll take any photos you need before then. Thanks for the information ….. I find it interesting that the barrel is not made from seamless tubing, but rather it is rolled, and there is a distinct seam at the bottom.
Very kind of you to offer. The ones you've posted are nice and sharp. Only some full-length ones of both sideds flat on a neutral background would be good please - if convenient. Don't worry if not. 🙂
this is about the best I can do without engaging my daughter who is a professional photographer - I hope I did this right, I tried uploading from the button in this window and the images seemed to disappear, so I loaded them using the link at the top of the page and got these links. I took photos of each side of the gun with an 81/2X11" inch piece of paper as a reasonably neutral background, if I try assemble them and then upload the images are larger than the max for the site. I hope this meets the need.
Many thanks. It maybe best if you email me the full-length ones.
Email address on the last page here:
I can't do it right now, if anybody else has some spare time and photoshop to stitch the images together, you have my permission to do so - I took photos of both sides from one end to the other, so it should be easy enough to do. I will try to come back to this when I have more time.