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RWS (Diana) 50 T01

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(@ajf123)
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Hi,

I’ve just taken delivery of a .22 RWS 50 which looks to have a 8/86 manufacture date.

It has no chequering, apparently no butt pad (nor does it look like one was fitted) and no safety that I can see. It does have a long lever. It’s missing it’s open sights and the scope dovetail is minimal to say the least. 

It’s parkerised which is generally good save the muzzle and a coupe of nasty scratches on the barrel. 

The tap spring feels weak.

I want to get it restored. I’d be really grateful if anyone knows the answers to the following.

Does anyone know this version of the Diana 50 - must be the last.

Does anyone know if this RWS version came with a butt pad and If so what. At the moment it’s got grooves cut into the wooden butt which look like they have been machined in (by the factory?).

Does anyone know what sort of sights this RWS version had. It’s got three holes in the barrel cover that look like they are for sights and a dovetailed muzzle.

Is it best to leave the scratches on the parkerising as they are or can they be patched (by someone who knows what they are doing - not me). 

is there a boom I can buy covering this model of Diana?

Sorry lots of questions but if anyone can help I’d be grateful.

Thanks 

Andrew

 

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Topic starter Posted : 30th December 2022 12:53
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well i have been trying to upload a picture with all the info but don't know how the above method is fine i guess but how the hell do i get where i want it

you have variant 2  military with packetized finish, military front sight with fixed post and protective wings they came .177-.22-.25   the .177 and .25 have added value of 20-25%

now the 50TO1 were made between 1952-1987 and any after 1965 have a decrease in value of 20%the stock changed to without forearm grooves has stamped checking, shallow cheek piece, front sight is a screwed on ramp or clamp on globe sights and has plastic rear sight 

when the variant 2 was made was not stated in the Blue Book

the model 50 TO1 is a bit confusing as there are many changes over the years which for most of us causes confusion 

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Posted : 2nd January 2023 00:13
Garvin
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Posted by: @marflow

well i have been trying to upload a picture with all the info but don't know how the above method is fine i guess but how the hell do i get where i want it

you have variant 2  military with packetized finish, military front sight with fixed post and protective wings they came .177-.22-.25   the .177 and .25 have added value of 20-25%

now the 50TO1 were made between 1952-1987 and any after 1965 have a decrease in value of 20%the stock changed to without forearm grooves has stamped checking, shallow cheek piece, front sight is a screwed on ramp or clamp on globe sights and has plastic rear sight 

when the variant 2 was made was not stated in the Blue Book

the model 50 TO1 is a bit confusing as there are many changes over the years which for most of us causes confusion 

Mike you can always email me a pic and I'll post it. I've uploaded thousands to the gallery and it's second nature!

My email address is on the last page of this magazine:

https://forum.vintageairgunsgallery.com/airgun-collector-magazine/airgun-collector-issue-one/

 

 

 

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Posted : 2nd January 2023 17:04