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|Max Velocity||950 fps|
|Cocking Effort||31 lbs.|
|Front Sight||Blade and Ramp|
|Rear Sight||Adjustable for windage and elevation|
|Suggested for||Plinking & target practice|
|Trigger Pull||3.3 lbs|
Things I liked: Full length stock is nice there is some burl on mine, but not to the degree some of the pictures shown, the non bear trap loading port has to be the safest of any system. power is nice for the cocking effort, it's a good balance between magnum and match. The long dovetail on the main tube is very good. If you want just one nice air rifle I would recommend this the Diana 48
Things I would have changed: Offer it in 20 and 22 caliber. loose the plastic trigger; plastic does not belong on any gun, rear cylinder cap and front sight block are casting, milled steel would be better. a double jointed cocking lever would allow a few more inches of solid wood on the forearm(like theHW35) go with a steel or brass trigger guard, instead of a alloy casting. I am a engineer/machinist and will almost certainly make some changes, however I will say the gun is great right out of the box!
What others should know: German Spring guns are by far the best all around airguns around, I got my first german springer over 30 years ago, the Diana line is not quite the quality of the Weihrauch or Feinwerkbau, but it is light years better than most others made in Spain, the US, and some GB models.
Things I liked: This is a beautiful reproduction of a classic hunting rifle. The finish and checkering are exellent. It's accutrate at 50+ yds. and certainly powerful enough for rodents, etc, tho so far I've confined my shooting to targets. A fine shooter and a good collector to hang on the wall.
Things I would have changed: Even at the reduced price it's pricy - not for the casual shooter. An improved knurl or something on the end of the cocking lever would make it easier to get hold of, since it's buried beneath the barrel.
What others should know: For those who can appreciate the reproduction of 'old world craftsmanship' this is a beauty.
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.
|Max Velocity||950 fps|