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WTT WA RWS Diana 54 (0.22 cal)

Discussion in 'Air Gun Classifieds' started by ISY, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. ISY

    ISY Seattle Member

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    I'm looking for an RWS Diana 54 in .22 cal.

    I have an Aeron BRNO Tau 200 10 meter CO2 rifle with scope and/or a Benjamin Trail NP (nitro piston) with scope in .22 to trade. If you're not interested in a trade I'll buy the 54 outright.

    Thanks.

    EDIT: Ended up buying one new.
     
    Last edited: Mar 6, 2016
  2. pilikea

    pilikea New Member

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    Pmd you
     
  3. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    Let me know how it shoots. I had a RWS 52 for a while.
    I thought the recoil-less sliding action seemed funky. And the extra $ made my choice. Then traded that for a RWS 34 that I've kept for 18 years now.
     
  4. ISY

    ISY Seattle Member

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    Will do. I've already got a 48 that I like a lot and it's got the same action as the 54 without the recoil absorption system. Once I get the 54 dialed in I may sell the 48 to get a 34. I had one one and loved it but stupidly sold it when I needed the money.
     
  5. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    The 48 was just a 52 with out the checkering if I remember.
    The front sight on my 52 kept coming loose, one reason I got rid of it. Broke 4-5 springs on my 34. Shot the snot out of that poor thing. Just rebuilt it and kept shooting. Many 1000's and 1000's of rounds. The last rebuild I sprung for the Jim Muccarri (this spelling is wrong) tune up kit and spring with 3 different greases. The 34 shot unbelievably smooth.
     
  6. ISY

    ISY Seattle Member

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    As I understand it, this is the basic differentiation between the models:
    48: magnum side-cocking action
    52: 48 with a better stock
    54: 48 action with the recoil absorbing mechanism
    56: 54 with a thumbhole stock

    I'm surprised your front sight kept coming loose. My 48's front sight consists of a glass-reinforced polymer ramp that's a snug slip fit over the barrel and held in place with a grub screw. The sight itself is a cast steel post that slides on the polymer ramp and is also held by a grub screw. When I re-sight for different distances my problem is getting it to move!
     
  7. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I meant the front sight as a unit, the glass-reinforced polymer ramp.
     
  8. ISY

    ISY Seattle Member

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    That sucks. It does seem dicey to tap that polymer for the grub screw. Did it strip out on you?
     
  9. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I have no idea, this was 20 years ago. I think I just moved it back till it come loose again.