@HM - That works, and yes there are a lot of things I wish I had known in advance. Also very pleased to hear the parts to convert to N-Tec are available, it makes me feel much more pleased with my decision. Any further attempts to fix the diana are placed on hold until a new spring is acquired, but I have become a little suspicious about whether the Vortek spring is the proper one for the 34 EMS or whether it is for an older 34 model. I purchased it along with a breech seal from Vortek, and when it arrived the breech seal was obviously the wrong size.
That answers my question, and it is 28mm. Still need to get Vortek to replace the breach seal they sent me.
It is an odd error indeed, and admittedly I am coming to my wits end with the rifle. The only reason the safety spring was damaged, was out of my ignorance not to use dummy pins and one of the pins snagged it during its installation. As far as the rest of the trigger is concerned, it has not been touched since the Diana factory. Which I am starting to form the suspicion of Diana's factory actually being secretly located in the infamous Wuhan province of China.
And the end result of all my effort was discovering that the Vortek spring was the culprit all along. Once the Vortek was replaced with the stock spring, she came back to life. Apparently, the Vortek spring for the Diana 34 is not compatible with the new Diana 34 EMS, and only works on older models. I have already contacted Vortek so that they may notify other customers of the incompatibility. I will break her back down again tomorrow to get specific measurements of the difference and attempt to discover exactly what is throwing the upper hook off and preventing it from latching onto the piston. Also from my research into the issue I discovered the stock is collapsing from where the two front action mounting bolts are secured too tightly. Which, I was completely unaware of, since the bolts have a habit of backing themselves out. I guess I should have gone with the synthetic stock. It also still has a ding inside the rifling of the barrel that occurred in the first week of ownership. So, I might need to get that taken care of as well. Walther Lothar has barrel blanks at a fairly reasonable price, so I thought about upgrading the barrel while I have the opportunity. I just don't know of anyone that can turn the barrel of an air rifle. Any suggestions?
Many people recommend reinforcing the wood where screws go througth with "crazy glue", or similar. As for a new barrel, I would suggest that you contact Hector about that... -Y
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This is going to have to be a quick and dirty post, I gotta run. In summary: The vortek spring was most definitely not compatible with the Diana 34 EMS. It is made for the previous models, but not the EMS. A side by side comparison with the assistance of a ruler clearly showed this was the case. The two springs differ from each other in almost every respect. This helped to explain why the breech seal vortek sent me was not the correct size as well.Vortek's product engineer has contacted me and asked for some velocity measurements to provide some quantitative data to aid in the design of a spring for the Diana EMS.----I am rather embarrassed to ask this next question. I have been shooting at a target at 100yds now since I acquired the rifle, and I can't hit a blasted thing. Regardless of rest, it is the worse I have ever shot. The only thing I can think of is my velocity is so low that by the time the pellet comes to the target, it is starting to destabilize. My velocity at nozzle is about 686ftps.Any ideas?