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Diana RWS 54 Air King


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The RWS 54 Air King is a recoilless sidelever rifle based on the action of the RWS 48/52 series. By floating the action on rails, RWS takes the rifle's powerful recoil and significantly reduces the amount you feel. It also enhances accuracy, because the pellet exits the barrel before spring vibration is transmitted to it.

Our .177-cal. RWS 54 Air King has the TO5 trigger. The .22-cal. model has the TO6 trigger. Both are 2-stage adjustable triggers and have an excellent reputation.

The 54 is dressed up in a Monte Carlo beech stock with a raised cheekpiece. For better control, RWS added checkering to the grip and forearm. The changes in the stock configuration make an already-great gun even better. Truly, this is a competitor's dream come true! Loading is done through a sliding breech mechanism. Like the 48 and 52, this rifle can be used for field target, plinking, hunting, target shooting and spinners. This sidelever spring-piston rifle is popular among airgunners who truly want to win at whatever they do! To get the most accuracy from this powerhouse, mount a scope. It'll come in handy, whether you're shooting at field targets or quarry.

We've recommended a variety of appropriate pellets, which are listed in the AMMO link below. You'll need a robust scope, so check out our suggestions in the ACCESSORIES link, where you'll also find other shooting necessities.
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Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity900 fps
Barrel Length17.0"
Overall Length43.75"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort39 lbs.
Front SightBlade and Ramp
Rear SightAdjustable for windage and elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
TriggerTwo-stage adjustable
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
Trigger Pull3.3 lbs
Body TypeRifle
Weight9.9 lbs
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By John from USA on 2016-01-08
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Things I liked: The Air King is very accurate right out of the box. I was able to shoot several 5 shot groups at 20 yards with JBS Diablo .22cal. 18.13gr pellets after mounting a Leapers 3x9 scope using a DIANA bullseye scope mounting system. I am impressed with rifle's trigger and the "howitzer" action. I feel no shock when firing the rifle and the scope, firmly mounted in the "bullseye" mount, seems to handle the spring piston action of this magnum air rifle without a problem. I have had the rifle for several months and have put several hundred shots through it.

Things I would have changed: Not really.

What others should know: The RWS Model 54 is on the heavy side and charging the rifle takes more effort than my Beeman R9 but it is pushing a .22 cal pellet at well over 800 FPS so both are expected. The power and accuracy of this adult air rifle are well worth the extra weight and cocking effort. It is not a Beeman R9 nor is it a Air Arms TX200, with regards to fit and finish but it is a fine shooter and small game should be very concerned up to and beyond 50 yards. I really like this air rifle!

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By D. Braxton from USA on 2015-09-09
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Things I liked: Easy to cock, load and reset. Good quality throughout. Awesome artillery action "built in;" no need for artillery hold. Accurate but... Quarter size groups out to 40 yards, 1.5 to 2 inch out to 50.

Things I would have changed: Use some aluminum parts to lighten ship. Make it in a modern thumbhole composite to lighten even more. These modern upgrades would go a long way to bring this accurate, easy to shoot springer into the 21st century.

What others should know: Dang it! I wanted to love this gun. I had over 300 rounds thru it and from the beginning every three to five shot would be low and a bit left and would group there nicely. I was shooting two groups in every shot count and losing about 38 to 44 FPS with the "flyers". Guys at Pyramyd said there was most likely a small nick in the seal that lined up with a blemish in the chamber and the air pressure would vary. They offered to fix no problem, but I'd already decided to return for a PCP and leave springers behind. HOWEVER, if you want a good springer with no hold sensitivity, this is it.

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By clarence from USA on 2015-09-06
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Things I liked: Diana: solid German Airgun with impeccable fit and finish; Spring Gun that' s easily accurate out of Box**!! Great $$ value; weight adds to its inherent accuracy; adjustable T06 trigger shipped with 4.5mm 54 AirKing;

Things I would have changed: Option to trade the sights for a barrel weight like on the Diana 56th!! would love to have this in a WALNUT stock!!

What others should know: Watch for EASY to FIX barrel droop/ Get the solid UTG compensator mount and Weaver rings; shooting supported accurately to 60+ yds. with 10X fixed mag scope; still NEW and shoots less than 30mm groups with H&N 4.52mm FTT 8.6 grains/ still might be better accuracy with $$ bigger mag scope and a different "magic" pellet; 54 & 56 series Diana: my most friendly and Accurate Spring Guns*****!!!!! Importantly, may push the action forward PRIOR to cocking to reduce the final cocking Effort by at least 20%%......Yes!!

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  • CRAIG from USA asked:

    Does this rifle come in more than 1 model? below is a clip from a review that causes me to ask this question: As expected, the online reviews of the RWS 54 Air King, no matter if it is the Umarex RWS 54, The Diana RWS 54 or just the RWS 54 Air King that is being reviewed, score very high indeed.

    • Val from USA:

      Umarex is importer/distributor, RWS is brand, Diana is the original manufacturer out of Germany, Air King is an informal name given to it by some customers. So... This is all just one gun.

  • Willowburton from USA asked:

    Is this rifle backyard friendly in terms of loudness? I have a hatsan pcp which is loud and can only shoot it with a modulator. Would the loudness of this one go unnoticed?

    • Stanley from USA:

      Well it really depends on your neighbors , i have an airforce talon 20 caliber with a shroud and my neighbor complain. Per Paul Capellos video #28 he measures it at 102.4 decibels which is 3-medium by PA's specs.

  • Don from USA asked:

    Is the TO5 and TO6 triggers plastic or metal?

    • Billy from USA:

      Most calibers come with the plastic T05 trigger. The .22 caliber model comes with the metal T06 trigger.

    • Joachim from USA:

      In the video he says plastic. Sturdy plastic, but plastic nonetheless.

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Item Description

RWS-2166225 [PY-398-882]
2-stage adj. TO6 trigger. Use for hunting game, eliminating pests & plinking.
Caliber0.22" (5.5mm)
Max Velocity900 fps

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