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19th December 2017 16:41  

Diana Airguns - Post War Catalogues, Brochures


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19th December 2017 19:45  

Dianawerk brochure (1980).

 

Extracted from a brochure celebrating 90 years of Dianawerk


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19th December 2017 19:46  

Akah Katalog 1954.

 


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19th December 2017 19:47  

Frankonia katalog circa 1953.

 


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19th December 2017 19:47  

Diana brochure early 1950s.

 


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19th December 2017 19:48  

Diana Original brochure (early 1960s).

 

Not sure of exact date of this brochure. The presence of guns introduced in about 1963 suggests that date is likely (thanks Mike /images/happy.gif" height="14" width="14" alt="happy.gif">

With many thanks to Peter for the scans.


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Post-War Diana brochure.

 

Whoever produced this brochure was being very coy about the true origins of the guns pictured - no manufacturer is mentioned at all although the "Printed in Germany" gives it away!

Several interesting references to the pre-War Diana rifles too, with more than one mention of "pre-War quality". Was Diana trying to draw a distinction between its own post-War production and that of its rival based in Scotland - but perhaps doing it subtly in recognition of lingering anti-German sentiment in the English-speaking countries?

With thanks once again to Peter for these scans.


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19th December 2017 19:50  

Diana Original Model-66 match rifle brochure.

 

With thanks once again to Peter for these scans:


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19th December 2017 19:51  

Condor catalogue.

 


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19th December 2017 19:51  

Diana guarantee (1960s?).

 

With thanks to Peter for these scans:


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19th December 2017 19:52  

Akah catalogue 1960.

 

One thing I notice is that the 35 and 50 match models have lost the distinctive curved stock comb that was visible in the illustrations of the 1954 Akah catalogue.


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19th December 2017 19:53  

Hy-Score catalogue (1967).

 

Diana rifles sold by Hyscore in the United States. With thanks to Mike for the tip and Snake for the pics. 


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19th December 2017 19:53  

Diana Model-75 range.

 

With thanks to Grizlik on the guns.ru website.

From the 1980s:

This one is possibly from the 1990s - the Diana mod 100 was produced between 1989-1998 according to the Beeman Blue Book.


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19th December 2017 19:55  

Diana Match LG-60 & Match LG-66 ad (1960s or 1970s).

 


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19th December 2017 19:55  

Diana prices in Genschow catalogue 1956.

 

With thanks to Frank for these scans. My understanding is that Händler-preis means 'trade price' and that Ladenricht-preis means 'retail price'.


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19th December 2017 19:56  

Dianas in the Kasok collection.

 

Various Dianas pictured in the auction catalogue of the Myron Kasok collection, sold by the Rock Island Auction Co, December 13th-15th 2003.


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19th December 2017 19:57  

Gecado brochure 1971.

 


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19th December 2017 19:58  

Diana air pistols brochure March 1986.

 

Many thanks to Joe for these scans:


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19th December 2017 19:59  

Diana and Original brochures, 1950s.

 

With thanks to Mike for these scans.


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19th December 2017 20:00  

Diana brochure 1958.

 

With thanks to Keld for these scans:

 


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19th December 2017 20:01  

Milbro catalogue October 1964.

 

With thanks to Ollie for these scans.


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19th December 2017 20:02  

Diana parts lists February 1959.

 

With thanks to Keld for this piece of history.


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19th December 2017 20:03  

Milbro catalogue post-1971.

 

With thanks to Oliver for these pics:


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19th December 2017 20:03  

Milbro catalogue late 1960s.

 

With thanks to Oliver for these scans. He says: "Here, courtesy of a friend, are some scans of a rather grubby late 1960s Milbro leaflet with its range of air rifles shown. Interesting how limited the range was at this time, the rare G46 'Targetmaster' being the top of the range, but I must say I do like the elegant stocks of this period."


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