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Author Topic: Diana Model 48 .22 Caliber Side-Lever Action "Full Review" by Airgun Detectives  (Read 370 times))

Offline Airgundetectives

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This is a full and complete review of the RWS Diana 48 Side-Lever Action.  This is in .22 caliber and it has been upgraded with a Vortek Progressive Guide tuning kit. How 'Awesome" is this rifle? We will show you the performance and let you decide. Happy 4th of July!
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Offline DevilsLuck

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Glad to see you review one of my favorite air rifles. I also have the Diana 48 in black, and love it. It fully deserves the five star rating you gave it.
I have a couple questions about your rifle in particular. Could you possibly post a picture of the badging on your rifle? Mine is badged with a “B” designator, and I was curious as to whether, or not yours was as well. The reason I ask is because I noticed that yours has a white spacer between the stock, and rubber but pad. Mine does not. That got me to wondering if there are multiple black variants out there.
Great video man!
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Diana 54 /.22
Daisy 853 /.177
HW77k Special Edition /.22
Diana 48 B /.22
Air Arms TX200 MK III /.22 Walnut
Crosman Storm XT /.177
Crosman P1377 /.177
Crosman SNR .357 /.177
Benjamin Trail NP Pistol /.177 Dumpster fire!
Smith & Wesson M&P 45 /.177
Benjamin Titan GP /.22
Remington Express Synthetic /.22
Crosman F4 /.177
Hatsan 135 QE Carnivore /.30
Diana 350 .22
DPMS Panther A4 Classic /.177
Diana 34 /.177
Umarex Fusion /.177
Crosman Marksman 1010 /BB
Beeman P17 X 2 /.177
Benjamin 392 /.22- out of commission...
Diana Meisterschutz /.177

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Just made a trade and have one of these in .177 on it's way to me.
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Offline DevilsLuck

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Just made a trade and have one of these in .177 on it's way to me.
Any ideas as to which “variant” as it pertains to the buttstock spacer?
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Diana 54 /.22
Daisy 853 /.177
HW77k Special Edition /.22
Diana 48 B /.22
Air Arms TX200 MK III /.22 Walnut
Crosman Storm XT /.177
Crosman P1377 /.177
Crosman SNR .357 /.177
Benjamin Trail NP Pistol /.177 Dumpster fire!
Smith & Wesson M&P 45 /.177
Benjamin Titan GP /.22
Remington Express Synthetic /.22
Crosman F4 /.177
Hatsan 135 QE Carnivore /.30
Diana 350 .22
DPMS Panther A4 Classic /.177
Diana 34 /.177
Umarex Fusion /.177
Crosman Marksman 1010 /BB
Beeman P17 X 2 /.177
Benjamin 392 /.22- out of commission...
Diana Meisterschutz /.177

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Just made a trade and have one of these in .177 on it's way to me.
Any ideas as to which “variant” as it pertains to the buttstock spacer?
Nope, traded sight unseen with a known member. A T01 trigger was mentioned if that means anything.
I didn't really make the trade because i was in the market for the gun... I traded because the guy wanted the Aspen I had put in the classifieds. My plan is to possibly just sell the 48.... we'll see when it gets here.
I just found it amazing that this review appeared the same day I made the deal.
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I really enjoyed your video review of the 48.  I have one in .177   .22 and .20 cal and all 3 are great shooters and some of my favorite small game rifles.   

Jeff
  • Long Island, New York
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