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Diana Model No 6 ?

Sugarwell
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Hi all,

I’m looking for some information on an old air rifle i’ve come across. 
can anyone here confirm the model for me please?

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Topic starter Posted : 16th August 2020 22:39
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Topic starter Posted : 16th August 2020 22:45
marflow
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not much about it in the Airgun Blue Book

blue finish, less powerful version of the model 3

cylinder and trigger guard is nickel plated walnut stock 

value 110.00 in 100%  so the book states but who knows 

now the model 3 was made from 1913-1940 so the 6 would have been in that time period i'm guessing 

there was two different model 3's made at the same time but the one made between 1927-1940 looks more like a modern rifle 

all i have sorry 

 

an opinion

i think  this is very rare rifle, most lost to the war and few if any ever making it to the states 

and because of that, best left alone as is, as a survivor, one of the few 

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Posted : 19th August 2020 03:58
Garvin
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I think it's more likely a mod 3 than a 6 although maybe not a Diana at all - the Diana 'Gems' tend to have DIANA LUFT-GEWEHR stamped on the barrel. The model 6 is quite dainty and has a sharp crease under the curved cylinder whereas the mod 3L is larger and does not. Gems might be rare in the US but are common in Europe and not worth very much.

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Posted : 19th August 2020 19:43
marflow
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the 3 was 43.3 inches and the 6 was 33.5 inches 

but the Blue Book states that the 6 has an octagon barrel and so does the rifle shown, not full length but octagon it is 

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Posted : 19th August 2020 20:03
Sugarwell
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@marflow Thank you for the information. Its much appreciated. The gun is 85cm in length and still works but it does seem weak when you feel the air being pushed out. 
Its an interesting piece if nothing else. When you think of where it could have been and who may have used it. It was in an attic and probably been there for many years. I will leave it as is and probably find someone in the UK that collects and appreciates its history. 
Thanks again for taking the time to give me your opinion and advice. 

 

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Topic starter Posted : 20th August 2020 09:51
marflow
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my pleasure to help

before your post i knew nothing about this model 

and i feel part of this hobby is to learn about pistol and rifles that you nothing about, to learn but i'm an 70 year old man and how much more learning i will do is unknown 

but an expert i'm not, just learning as i go 

take care 

mike

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Posted : 20th August 2020 20:17
Garvin
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85cm = about 33in

This is the model 6 I used to own.

Mike is the most curious and helpful airgun forum regular I know!

We're all still learning every day. Anyone who proclaims themselves to be an expert who knows it all about any aspect of airgun history is a complete dick. 😋 

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Posted : 20th August 2020 22:52