whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?



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whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?
« on: December 11, 2011, 12:48:47 AM »
have a option to possible trade on a "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber. it's a older gun want to know what it's worth? are they good guns?i would assume so being a rws made in Germany..

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Re: whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 01:03:37 AM »
It's a gun that I would not pay a huge amount for, but would be nice in my collection.:) Small gun- low-power, but a good one from what I understand. If it was in really good condition, I'd still want to pay in the 100 dollar or less range. It all depends on why you want it. I like old guns that I can also shoot. Some guns I will buy regardless of their market value, and this would be one of them for me. Not a practical buy, but just a fun one for me personally.
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Re: whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2011, 01:14:48 AM »
great and good to know.i may not do this deal.thank you.

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Re: whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?
« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2011, 09:12:03 AM »
They are worth around $150 plus/minus depending on condition. They are excellent air guns; the "poor man's R7" in my opinion. Mine is a .22 which is not the ideal caliber for the platform, and I would rather have the .177.

If you can get the price into that range and you want a compact, accurate little springer with a great trigger, they are a very good investment.
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Re: whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2011, 11:17:44 AM »
Depends upon condition and if it has an adjustable trigger, one with the screws in the blade.  However, both of mine have direct sear triggers which aren't too bad.  $150 is about what a good one will go for.  Maybe $20 - $30 less if a non-adjustable trigger.  BTW, build quality is right up there with the 34, just a scaled-down version with a nice, short cocking arc.

Lizzie, unless you hit that magic pawn shop, $100 or less will get you a beater.

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Re: whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2011, 12:37:48 PM »

Lizzie, unless you hit that magic pawn shop, $100 or less will get you a beater.

No doubt, which is why I specified it would be nice in my collection, but I wouldn't be willing to spend a huge amount on it- I would like it, but doubt I would get much use out of it, lol.
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Re: whats a older "Diana" Model 24, .177 caliber worth?
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 11:09:59 AM »
 I've had one for a couple of years (scoped) and consistently get 1 hole 5 shot groups at 10 mtrs. At 25 yds it holds quarter size groups. It's really a fun gun to shoot and easy to use for a small frame person. For anything other than sparrows and starlings beyond 25 yds. max and WELL placed shots, I'd look for something with more power. I would have to think long and hard to accept $150 for mine but it would be a high fair price in excellent condition.
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