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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

  • 0.22" (5.5mm)

2-year limited warranty

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 Jeff from USA on 2019-05-17
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Things I liked: Extremely accurate with or without scope shooting 25 yards all around bullseye. Shooting target stapled to 2x4 and after only a couple days have blown hole 3 inches in diameter through board.

Things I would have changed: None

What others should know: Loctite all screws and bolts, found after shooting a few rounds screws keep coming loose. Let loctite dry 24 hours before using gun.

 

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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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  • Ramon from USA asked:

    I noticed that the barrel on my mod.48 .22cal is not fixed and rotates if you do it by hand with not too much force, is that normal ?

    • JOHN from USA asked:

      My son cocked my gun, and now wont fire. Bent the pull rod. Its locked in fire mode,but wont fire.

      • Jake from USA asked:

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

        • Tyler from USA:

          I would think so

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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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