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Diana Model 48 Sidelever Action Spring Piston Air Rifle

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  • 0.177" (4.5mm)

    Caliber: 0.177" (4.5mm), Stock: Beech,

    Super knockdown power for small pests

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PY-403-9486

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Diana 48 Sidelever Action Spring Piston Air Rifle

  • Beechwood stock
  • 1100 FPS (.177), 900 FPS (.22)
  • Sidelever action
  • Cocking effort: 39 lbs.
  • Blade & ramp front sight
  • Adjustable rear sight (windage & elevation)
  • 11mm dovetail scope mount
  • Rubber buttplate
  • 3.3-lb. trigger pull
  • Automatic safety
  • Spring piston power plant
  • Single shot
  • Beechwood stock


If you're in the market for an all around great-performing powerhouse of a spring piston air rifle, look no further than Diana's Model 48.

With its ambidextrous, extended beechwood stock, robust spring piston power plant and German-engineered accuracy, the Diana 48 offers target shooters, plinkers, pest eliminators and small-game hunters the kind of ergonomics, accuracy and reliability needed to get the job done shot after shot. 

For serious airgunners who demand consistent results from a high-powered, budget-friendly airgun backed by one of the industry's most trusted names, you can't do much better than a Diana Model 48.

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Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
Max Velocity1100 fps
Loudness3-Medium
Barrel Length17.0"
Overall Length42.13"
Shot Capacity1
Cocking Effort39 lbs.
BarrelRifled
Front SightBlade & Ramp
Rear SightAdjustable for windage & elevation
Scopeable11mm dovetail
ButtplateRubber
Suggested forSmall game hunting/plinking
Trigger Pull3.3 lbs
ActionSidelever
SafetyAutomatic
PowerplantSpring-piston
FunctionSingle-shot
Weight8.5 lbs
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By Matt from USA on 2018-12-30
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Things I liked: Everything about the 48 is fantastic...but it's accuracy and trigger are most note worthy.

Things I would have changed: Nothing... maybe include swivel sling mounts with purchase

What others should know: I purchased the RWS 48 in .22 more than ten years ago to use for pest control on our farm. Essentially all I do with it is shoot rabbits between 15-70 yards. It has a 3X9X32 Leapers scope which is completely adequate. I have run in excess of 10,000 pellets (premier domes) through this rifle in conditions that are far from ideal and I still functions flawlessly although I suppose it does look it's age now. For dispatching pests and small game I doubt you will find anything more accurate or reliable. I only shoot paper when adjusting the scope, but when I do I am always impressed by the groups it is capable of even with my less than stellar marksmanship. At a rest at 50 yards I can almost always get 5 shoots into something the size of a quarter. If you can afford the $500 price tag and you are willing to take good care of it I would strongly recommend you purchase this rifle.

 

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By Josh from USA on 2018-08-18
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Things I liked: This rifle is solid and extremely accurate. I have a 22 cal with an older hawke varmint 2-10 half mil scope on it and I regularly shoot golf balls off tees at 100 yards with it. Mine love H&N field target trophies in 14.66 grain. I cannot say enough good things about this rifle, it is the airgun responsible for starting my addiction.

Things I would have changed: The loading is a little cantankerous. It would be nice to have a little more room for fat fingers and the lever that keeps the piston from coming back up, while a wonderful safety feature, does take some getting used to.

What others should know: This rifle is heavy, its a bit bulky, and it has a fixed barrel these all lend to its tremendous accuracy. This is my one airgun I can bench and treat like a powder burner rifle when I shoot it. If you are new to airguns I highly recommend this rifle due to its rather significant lack of hold sensitivity. This rifle and a few tins of 14.66 grain field target trophy pellets will keep you happy for quite some time.

 

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By Tom from USA on 2018-08-17
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Things I liked: Workmanship, power, accuracy, fairly easy to cock, and looks. This is one fine rifle. The T06 trigger is wonderful and lets you extract the potential of this gun. Shoots 14.3 ammo at 860fps and for a springer that's moving folks. It can hit anything you can see within 50 yards, the limit of my backyard range.

Things I would have changed: Only one thing. I would add checkering or stippling so it's not so slippery. The stock is smooth as glass which can make it hard to get a good grip.

What others should know: This gun has some spring twang. I installed a Vortek tune kit which eliminated the twang. With an LDC installed the gun becomes very quiet. So quiet that at first I thought something inside had broken making it shoot with less power. A few shots over the chrony confirmed that it was shooting at full power and nothing was broken. It sounds like a low power BB gun with the LDC on. This is a heavy gun so probably not a good choice for field carry unless your built like a gorilla.

 

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  • Jake from USA asked:

    Would a moderate strength fifteen year old be able to cock this?

    • Tyler from USA:

      I would think so

  • Jon from USA asked:

    is the 48 and 52 the same rifle

    • Tyler from USA:

      Same action, different stocks

  • John from USA asked:

    What scope mount should I purchase with this gun? Thanks

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    Item Description

    DIA-548419502 [PY-403-9486]

    Super knockdown power for small pests


    Included:
    • .177-caliber Diana Model 48 Sidelever Action Air Rifle
    • Owner's Manual

    Caliber0.177" (4.5mm)
    Max Velocity1100 fps
    StockBeech
    ColorBrown

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