Things I liked:I'm sure most buy one the 46S for aesthetic reasons. Aside from the clunky plastic sight arrangement, the appearance of the gun is good. The stock is not, however, a gloss finish as the photos suggest. An application of Tru-Oil is wanted, here. Things I would have changed:The entire front sight/handle retainer/stock mount system is....abysmally terrible. The sight blade is way too wide, and there is no provision for a hood. This is relevant, as this style of gun is apt to be retrofit with a peep, which in turns benefits from a hood up front. . The cocking handle will pop out of the so-called retainer at EVERY shot - a very, very poor 'design' (charitable use), with no way to adjust tension engineered in. The steel screws that supposedly secure the front of the stock have about 1/4 of an inch of PLASTIC THREAD to anchor into. It strips immediately. What was Diana thinking? This is an incredibly pitiful arrangement. This gun needs this entire plastic sight part trashed and replaced with a correctly engineered steel part.
The breech 'seals' weren't close to doing what the name implied. When the breech was closed, the front one was not even contacting the barrel port. I made and intalled a metal shim; fixed. Buyers should NOT have to do this! Another sloppy item Diana should be embarrassed about. Weihrauch would have been. What others should know:If you have to have a Stutzen springer - this is your option.
But for the money (even discounted), there are far better guns out there.