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Original 25 another project

Discussion in 'Vintage collectable airguns' started by Meteor62, Aug 6, 2014.

  1. Meteor62

    Meteor62 Major Poster

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    Had this one turn up for a refurb in a right sorry state yesterday, just picking it up leaves your hands brown with rust? Anyone have any idea on age?
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  2. darklord

    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    1930-1935 believe it or not.
     
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    Wow! How you know that?
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    I had one and was googling them last night. They only made that model between 30-35. after that it was making bombs to invade poland. there a sweet little gun as I recall I don't remember where mine went. but knowing what i do boy am i sick. there not worth anything but its 80 yrs old now. But that was in 19.84 when i bought mine for a tenner.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Ps can't wait to see what you do with this. PS the scope rails an after thought job.the original was about 2 inches by 1/2 with a T at the back to stope sight creep.
     
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    Weren't they using the Diana moniker then?
     
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    Says made in Germany ,not west Germany ?. No idea age but original I hear was the name used post war made in Germany but usually stamped west Germany.
    I'm sure someone will know . Nice
     
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    Stamped made in Germany
     
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    My research tells me that the 'Original' brand came about after the Second World War so not convinced that this is 80 years old.
     
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    Hiya mate, I think not !
    The Diana,s were the original Originals, ( If you will forgive the pun ) As I seem to remember All were dated ?
    If my memory serves Diana,s were Pre war & Originals Post war, I have had many, My favourites were Original 35S ( A powerhouse of the period & I still have it )

    Much sturdier than the standard 35 & The most powerfull of this early series ( Including the 50 )
    In " Dinky" Guns the diana Mod 23 was the best , Same gun as the 22 & Webley Junior But with a solid rifled barrel, Quite collectible now !
    The 2nd best ( IMO )
    Was the Original Mod 27 < Ball bearing trigger & Enough power ( Probably 9 Fpe ish ) To enjoy shooting,

    I have most of the above, The Original Mod 25 in the centre I sold a few years ago !
    I still have Diana,s 22, 23 25 , Originals 27 & 35 S ( The 35S is pretty tatty, It had the HW Ether injection unit with it ) But he would not sell it !!!!!!
    Cheers, Ged.

    A Pic. I do not have a Pic of the 35S on file, But I can post one if any intrest !
    I think from the bottom up , Original 27, ( Aluminium trigger & Ball bearing sear ) Diana 25, Original 25 ( Sold ) & Others you know.

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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    I wasn't aware of that it's a little sketchy I thought original was before Diana any way it's gonna be at least 50 odd if not more

    the pic of the Diana 25 is missing its diopter rail but the screw holes are there.
     
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    Not 100% myself of the story but diana were first,after the end 2nd world war the diana machinery was given /liberated by g Britain to millard bros Scotland .
    When Germany was able again to produce air guns they no longer could use the name diana hence the new name original, think it was 80s 90s when Germany got diana name back.
    Their is info on the net I guess.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    That explains a lot
     
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    Oh dear!
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    I'm sure you will do a good job despite the rust.
    ive yet to buy a early smaller original and to be fair wouldn't know which are better but I'm looking forward to your adventure into the original.
    the ball bearing trigger I removed stripped a few times on my 35 wasn't too bad really, I think their was a guide on dianawerkcollectice as a guide.
     
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    darklord Can’t beat a tx200 at 30m

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    Go for it. It's only surface rust.
     
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    Get amongst it mate! Will watch this with interest!.....no pressure lol

    Gaz
     
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    Well the trigger is a one piece unit
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    Hope these pictures explain a little.
    Stripped the trigger and spring out the trigger and spring guide flew out and landed on my roof ! As I was doing it in my garden will take the piston etc out tomorrow [​IMG]
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    To strip it required the end cap taking off, no mean feat as it was very tight fitting and required a lot of tapping with a screwdriver. Then I had to knock out two cross pins one that held the trigger and the other I'm not really sure what it was doing. To get the spring out I had to try to cock the gun and that's when it flew out and onto my roof!

    No lube whatsoever, spring was surprisingly straight but I imagine rather shorter than what it should be.
     

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