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Diana Mauser K98 air rifle
Diana has combined their proven underlever design with a Mauser K98 inspired stock for a nostalgic winner! Anyone would be proud to add this replica to their collection!
Based on the famous German bolt-action rifle, the Diana Mauser K98 is a military collector's dream with its handsome, hardwood stock with metal fittings and high quality 2-stage adjustable T06 trigger. The gun features a fixed barrel with the under cocking lever system. This locking system and direct in-rifling pellet seating produces maximum speed.
|Max Velocity||1150 fps|
|Cocking Effort||36 lbs|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage & elevation|
|Suggested for||Small game hunting/target practice|
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Things I liked: Love the look. The stock has a wonderful color. German workmanship is as good as it gets. I got the .22 cal. The rear sight is 1 or 2 clicks from center and dead on at 33 yards. I find it easy to cock. Does not feel overly large in my hands. I chronied the " Crosman Premier HP " at an average of 675 fps. Very pleasant firing with no twang. Fun Fun Fun!!!
Things I would have changed: Nothing. It is perfect.
What others should know: The Williams/Beeman aperture sight does not get low enough for the front sight. Scope or open sights are the options. Open sights for me.
Things I liked: Ich leibe mein gewehr!!! (I love my rifle - for those of you who don't sprechen sie deutsch) WOW!!! This rifle is amazing. Its look is sleek and almost perfect in realism. First shot out of box at 20 yds with .22 cal. JSB domed exacts 15.89gr was a bulls eye. 25 yds, same thing, and all the way to 50yds. The power is exceptional and it hits like a hammer. Cocking effort is smooth and the design makes it feel allot less than it is. I have approx. 700 rounds fired (40-60 degrees) and its performed flawlessly. Only minor sight adjustments required. I will not add a scope, as I prefer to carry the rifle the same way most of the Soldat's did, and frankly, it doesn't need one. The accuracy is amazing. This is German engineering at its best, and Diana has hit this one out of the park on all points. I added the 98K sling and that is all it really needs. The T06 trigger is as smooth as a trigger you will get, and required no adjustments. This may be the best rifle out there today, at any price.
Things I would have changed: This rifle needs a bolt. It is the only missing to make it perfect in every way. Because of the excellent design, instead of a fake bolt you could put a short stroke working bolt on that would operate a dust cover over the action. Yes it would add an extra step for loading, but it adds the realism it deserves, and I would think that for those who buy this rifle, the added realism would be appreciated. It would also aid in keeping dirt, rain, snow or anything else unwanted from contaminating the action. The tool kit comes with a wrench to remove the barrel, but the manual does not address removing the barrel or how to lubricate the main spring - can you oil it from the outside or do you have to remove the stock?? Don't know, it doesn't say. The rest of the manual is good, but fell short on providing this information. Maybe our friends at Air Gun Academy could do one on maintaining the K98 which could address these two issues??? PLEASE???
What others should know: First, PA continues to be the only place I buy air guns. The customer service has been A1 for a long time and continues be, which is hard to find anywhere these days. A review mentioned that the rear sight needs adjusted almost all the way to the right. Even so, it still produces pin point accuracy to where I am shooting 12 gram C02 cartridges at 30 yards, open sights, consistently, sitting on 5gal bucket. But it is probably something Diana should address. Some may find it a little heavy, but if you add the sling and adjust it properly, because its a side mount you can create a 3 point hold using your rest hand, shoulder and your elbow to push out on the sling creating a tight hold that takes the weight off. This rifle is a dream to shoot and hard to put down. It is a great tribute to the Mauser K98k that was the work horse of WWII and one of the finest rifles ever made. It is the Mercedes E class at the C class price. Buy a few thousand pellets from PA, you are going to need them!
Things I liked: WOW! Ich liebe mein gewehr! WOW! Fraulein Mauser WOW!!! (google it) Its slim perfect lines present a beautiful, powerful, elegant presence that is only topped by its dependable, accurate, and hard hitting performance from its flawless workmanship and quality that only German engineering can produce at this level. First shot-20 yds.-sitting on 5 gal. bucket-no bench-BULLSEYE! After 400 rounds of .22 cal. JSB 15.89gr. Exact domed pellets, in temps between 40 and 60 degree F, it repeatedly hits the bulls eye from 20-50 yds. with power. Only 1 minor sight adjustment made This rifle announces it presence with a distinguishing crack rather than a twang, and immediately lets you know its sending some power down range. When I am shooting this rifle I feel guilty like I should be wearing a M36 Wehrmacht Infanterie uniform, as the rifle will make you feel like you have the WW2 legend in your hands. It is one of the best overall rifles available today, and in time may prove itself to be the best!
Things I would have changed: This is the wish list section so here goes. This rifle needs a bolt. Because of the excellent design with the chamber, you could almost make it a working bolt too. Instead of the bolt working the action it could use a short stroke to operate a dust cover over the action to keep out rain, snow, ice and dirt. Yes I know it would add one more step to load the rifle, but the realism it would add would complete this otherwise as close to perfect design as you can get in a replica air rifle. If not, a stationary bolt would work too to help complete the realistic look of its legendary original. Some may think the bolt would just get in the way, but I don't think. As easy as this rifle is to cock and load, I don't think it would interfere at all. IMO. Its my wish list..:) If Diana adds a bolt, I will be purchasing another K98 instantly!
What others should know: The action of the cocking lever and chamber is smooth and the cocking effort feels much less than what it is due to the excellent design. The K98 may feel heavy and muzzle heavy to some but the weight contributes to the overall balance of the rifle and with the smooth T06 trigger the rifle produces remarkable and repeatable accuracy. With a 98k sling attached, which is a side mount and not bottom mount, you can adjust the sling to create a 3 point hold with your elbow being the 3rd point while holding the rifle tight to your shoulder. This takes the weight off the support hand, and makes a very steady hold. Because of the weight and balance the rifle is not particularly hold sensitive. This is German engineering at its best. It is the Mercedes E class at the C class price. This is the most enjoyable, dependable, accurate rifle I own and have a hard time putting it down. My best advice to you is when you order this rifle from Pyramyd Air, you better order several thousand pellets too!
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ASG sells, seemingly, the same gun, only with a version that clocks in at 620 fps, a winner for me in Illinois. Am I missing something or is there another version of this gun that PA simply doesn't offer? Thanks in advance...
You can buy any .177 cal in IL, no restrictions on velocity as of 1-2 years ago.
The link you have there produces a 404 error. I have seen some ASG branded K98's but only offered from European vendors. Probably something to do with licensing over there
Will the Diana under cocking lever system / BiPod #PY-A-7443 work with my Diana K98 Pellet rifle ?...
They made allowance for a sling cutout in the rear but what happened to the sling attachment on the barrel band.....$450.00 and you can't put a sling attachment on...SMH
Look closely at the pictures of the left front of the rifle. Clearly there is a slot on the barrel band for the other end of the sling. One of the lower posts suggests sources for repops of the original sling.
|Max Velocity||1150 fps|
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