Diana 56th

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Diana 56th

Postby MG7 on Tue Mar 09, 2010 5:09 pm

My Diana 56th .177 22joule

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Re: Diana 56th

Postby ian johnstone on Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:36 pm

Very nice indeed! Quite expensive but superb :D

Is that the normal barrel/muzzle brake? it looks longer than usual.
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby MG7 on Wed Mar 10, 2010 5:41 pm

ian johnstone wrote:Very nice indeed! Quite expensive but superb :D

Is that the normal barrel/muzzle brake? it looks longer than usual.


This is the original, weighing 437gram.
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Here is my own unpainted, which is 25mm longer, 130gram.
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby raptorx on Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:54 pm

the best Diana so far. I am glad they put a metal trigger to this one, but I also wonder why they did not put a metal safety button ? :cry:

I was worried about the weight of the gun, last weekend I had a chance to try one. and it is a fantastic springer, if I'd go for a springer again this is one of the options.
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby ian johnstone on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:23 pm

Yes I agree with that Raptor, they also have the new T 06 trigger assembly which looks to be as good as the early T 01 that I have. I dont mind the 'material' of the trigger blade but its too rounded (on mine) and has a bit of sideways slackness but the mechanism itself is great.

I think this new model weighs around the 11lb mark :?

Dianas always had a very tiny date stamp above the trigger (mine reads 07 89) which appealed to a lot of 'collector types' but they have recently dispensed with it :cry:

But the new glass beaded matte finish to the metalwork is really growing on me (are you watching Fredrik ? :D )
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby ian johnstone on Thu Mar 11, 2010 2:30 pm

I'd have been tempted to run that 'muzzle brake' right back to the action for the Bull Barrel look :)
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby PolarWolf on Thu Mar 11, 2010 5:34 pm

I don't like the stock (aestethics). I'd prefer a classic 54 stock...that one has been on my wishlist for some time, but damn, they're expensive.
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby ian johnstone on Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:25 pm

New, yes Ferdy :o but my 52 was...wait for it....£185 Unbelievable! its only had ~2,500 pellets through it & has some very minor stock scratches (Mr MG has 'dinged his stock already, I notice).

54s were/are less popular in the UK, there are more 52s but secondhand they struggle to get past the £220 mark ????? (these guns are built like Bismark Battleships). I dont know how effective the 54's anti-recoil system is but the method used does stress-out any scope used (more than a normal springer) but it can be tuned to a degree.

They are big guns though, & whilst the cocking effort isn't bad at all, they are all heavy.

I had thought about the AA Pro Sport (but then read that they must be sent to a tuner first) & I certainly was not going near the HW range (spits!) but all you here about on the UK Forums is TX this HW that it does yer head in!

Download the latest '120 years of Diana/M & G' brochure its very interesting...http://www.diana-airguns.de/index.php?i ... height=768
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby PolarWolf on Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:03 pm

There's plenty of 48's and 52's to go around, but few 54's. Either they're so good nobody wants to sell, or they're not sold here much either. Besides, I want it in .22, most of the models that are being passed around are .177. Wrong caliber for such a powerhouse, IMO. I'm aware of all the downsides of the thing, but I still want one :)
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Re: Diana 56th

Postby MG7 on Fri Jun 11, 2010 4:12 pm

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