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Old Diana air pistol

Discussion in 'Air Pistols' started by ken wilson, Apr 3, 2007.

  1. ken wilson

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    Hi i have an old Diana air pistol which i know nothing about,can you help ? I would like to know a date,model and estimated value.

    I have tried to upload a couple of photos but am having problems,please e mail me for pics if all else fails. ken.wilson1@hotmail.com

    Many Thanks
    Ken
     
  2. Mick Dundee

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    Diana air pistol

    Is it a pop out type Ken? With a wooden handle?
    Just remembered, I've got the Beeman Blue Book of Airguns, fifth edition, that has got the Diana pistols in it.
     
  3. ken wilson

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    pics attached

    Hi Mick, just managed to upload the pics, i hope this will help.
    Many thanks for trying.
    Ken.
     
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    Diana.

    I'll get the book out , Ken, and let you know.
     
  5. Mick Dundee

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    Diana air pistol.

    That didn't take long !! Got it !
    Model one. .177 cal. 5 & three quarter inch barrel. similar to MGR First model, except economy version with pressed sheet metal, tubular brass barrel in sheet metal housing, spring piston in grip, several minor variations. Made 1924 - 1940.
    Value : Mint = 200 dollars going down to very poor condition = 60 dollars.
    Nice little gun .Mick.
     
  6. ken wilson

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    Thank you Mick

    Thankyou Mick you've made my day. I think i will have to invest in that book.
    many thanks again.
    Ken.
     
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    I have the same book great book. :)
     
  8. Mick Dundee

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    Blue book.

    Good reference book. I recognised the Diana pistol I bought in 1949 !
     
  9. BurningAlive409

    BurningAlive409 Newbie

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    Ehhh

    Ive also got a diana (repeater?) pistol that i dont know much about,It doesnt work and i cant find any stuff online about it anyone know what it is?
     
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    diana air gun

    just joined and thank you mick for info on diana model - Ive got one as well - and it still fires
     
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    diana air pistol

    my wife recently inherited a DIANA air pistol, has MODELL 5 D R P on the left side of the rear of the barrel. It is 13 inches overall in length. From the tip of the barrel back 7.250 inches it breaks ( to allow cocking?). The pistol grip is one/single piece wood. We don't know any thing about this piece and would appreciate any help or information as to history, how to use and load, what kind of pellets to use and value. Thank you!
     
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    all i can tell you for sure is that drp stands for 'deutsche reichs patente',seeing as there hasn't been a reich since 1945 it's at least 65 years old.
     
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    Hi, I have one ( Somewhere )

    [​IMG]
    Mine is an " Original " Mod 5, As you say, Its a big old gun & shoots well,
    ( Guess this is another I,ll never refurb ! Ha ha, ) Ged
     

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