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Diana Model 48

Available in .177, .22
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  • Code: rws2166200 · $379.99 · .177 · 1100 fps
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  • ManufacturerDiana
  • Caliber.177
  • Velocity1100 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionSidelever
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight8.50
  • Overall Length42.13
  • Barrel Length17.00
  • Loudness3-Medium
  • Magazine Capacity0
  • MechanismSpring-piston
  • Rail11mm dovetail
  • SafetyAutomatic
  • Front SightsBlade & Ramp
  • Rear SightsAdjustable for windage & elevation
  • Shots per Fill0
  • Trigger Adjustability0
  • Trigger Action0
  • UseSmall game hunting/plinking
  • Warranty2-year limited warranty
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5.051 Reviews
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5.0
By James AndersonApril 19, 2020 Verified Purchase

Get a good scope for it . It just too accurate to only use open sights.

Pros
Great gun . I'm hitting tin cans at 100 yards with it . 30 yard 5 shot groups off a rest can be covered with a nickel.

Cons
The comb on the stock should be a little higher if you are going to use a scope.

5.0
By ahkell66 USAApril 15, 2020

Pros
Accurate. Quality of materials. Quality of manufacture and engineering.

Cons
Maybe a ghost-ring sight and a pic rail option, but those are options. I would not change anything.

5.0
By GregoryUSAJuly 18, 2018

Everyone who reviews this rifle seems to love it. For good reason! Easy to cycle with the beefy side lever, beautifully machined, nicely balanced, and deadly accurate. But it is a springer. Umm, well duh. It is up at the highest end of the spring rifle world where the elegant and smooth shooting guns designed for field target and hunting live. And it definitely belongs there. I got the .22 chambered version first and was immediately impressed with the power and smoothness of the rifle. The trigger is excellent and the over-all fit and finish of the gun is top shelf. Does it make a variety of interesting noises when fired? Absolutely. It is still a spring gun and you can't have all that power in a mechanical spring powered system without making some noise. Is it annoying? Well, if mechanical noises and pings annoy you when shooting what is a 100% mechanically powered rifle the answer would have to be yes and clearly springers are not for you. Stick to the PCP's and co2 guns. But if you love the simple elegance of a cleanly machined rifle and the simplicity of a spring system this rifle will definitely make you smile. But this is supposed to be about the .177. After shooting the .22 I had very high expectations for the .177. It did not disappoint. In fact with the very first shot I kept thinking just plain "WOW". I haven't fired it over my chrony yet but it seems to be shooting at very high velocity. It was hitting my 25 yard stop with serious authority. The fact that it seems to really prefer the heavier and longer pellets also suggest that I am going to see some very impressive velocity when i finally get a chance to clock it. But there is no question in my mind that this would be an excellent small game rifle as well as a very good field target gun. As you might expect, given the amount of steel and wood that is put into this rifle, it is not a light weight. And I can't give a fair assessment of what it would be like for smaller shooters to manage this as a field rifle because I am 6' and 195, so I do not find it too heavy to shoot off-hand (although I would not want to have to hold on target for too long; it does have some beef). In fact, not surprisingly that weight helps to mitigate the recoil and stabilize the gun. A couple observations that I would not list as cons but buyers should be aware of. First, because of the way the steel shroud is cut around the breech opening, left handed shooters will have more difficulty chambering pellets than "righties". This is unfortunate but is simply a function of design. I also have a Weihrauch HW97K and it is as easy for my son to load as a lefty as it is for me because the entire top of the breech shroud is open. While he also likes the Diana he definitely prefers the Weihrauch with the ease of loading being one of the factors. The other item is to note that if this is your first RWS Diana do not ignore the advice about the droop compensating scope mount. I did with my .22 since it made no sense to me that a fixed barrel rifle would have barrel droop but it seems that for some reason this droop is built into the Diana. I had to shim the regular rings more than I was comfortable with. Got the compensating mount and with the Hawke Airmax scope I used the height was perfect and zeroed at 25 yards I have about 80%+ of the up elevation adjustment remaining on the scope. It is also a very strong mount so no doubt about it staying where you put it.

Pros
See the review. Simply an all around excellent rifle. Not quite as elegant as my Weihrauch HW97K, but every bit as smooth and accurate a shooter. And more fun in the field because I'm not as concerned about nicking the stock (my HW97 has the blue laminate stock; almost afraid to take it out of the case cuz its so darn pretty).

Cons
The only concern I might have would be the weight for smaller shooters as a field rifle. Also, IT IS A SPRINGER. If you think that buying a high-end springer is going ot mean that it will shoot and handle like a PCP, you will be disappointed. You still have to learn the techniques and develop the skills required by spring guns if you are going to stack pellets. But the satisfaction of shooting this kind of rifle well will totally negate that "con".

5.0
By FrederickUSAJuly 11, 2018

the side lever is easy to get used to,it is not that loud,feels solid and fires smooth, I like it more than the nitro piston,it has great balance, I have not put a scope on yet but it isplenty accurate with the sites, the trigger is perfect, I purchased cuz it was on sale and heard good things about diana, it was worth it,

5.0
By Eylton O.August 30, 2017

Firstly, let me begin with my complete satisfaction with Airgun Depot for standing behind every successful retailers policy of keeping their customers happy. A no questions asked credit towards a replacement of an order I wasn't pleased with filled the bill for me. Moving on I'm old and just getting into air gunning, man have things changed in 50 years since we had neighborhood scirmishes with our parent issued Daisy Red Riders!

Pros
Extreme accuracy (see photo of grouping 5 shots @ 30 yards), excellent fit and finish, paired well with Kawke 3x9x40 Airmax, nice looking hunting rifle.

Cons
HEAVY, bolt adjacent to trigger guard loosenes covertly; causing embarrassing infield reassembly, HEAVY, no factory installed sling mounts, HEAVY, trigger travel too long, HEAVY....... and it's noticeably affected by gravity.

5.0
By terryUSAJuly 11, 2017

be sure to Loctite every screw and bolt including the rings for your scope.

Pros
light, as accurate as you could ever want, I got a refurb and it looked new. I have killed a woodchuck and a rabbit with it since I bought it, both just went limp when hit. shooting 21grain h&n, very accurate out of this rifle.

Cons
didn't notice no fiber optic sites when I bought, black on black not good for my eyes. it will shake apart if you don't glue everything down.

5.0
By MatthewUSAJune 12, 2017

I am totally impressed with this rifle, can't tell it is refurbished at all !!! Shoots 10 grain pellets very well, I would recommend this rifle if you're looking for a high performance side cocker. A great value for the price, can't be beat !!! Varmint population has been drastically reduced at my place...

Pros
Accurate, well made and reliable with a very nice trigger

Cons
Doesn't like pellets much heavier than 10.5 grains, rifle is on the heavy side for stalking but what a shooter!

5.0
By Rob F.February 13, 2017

I was shocked at the quality of this rifle when it arrived. The two stage trigger is better than some of my current sporting rifles.

Pros
Exceeds build quality of some major rimfire rifle makers.

Cons
The rifle is a little heavy, but it helps reinforce and build the necessary muscle memory for accurate shot placement.

5.0
By AlanJanuary 29, 2017

Tried my VX3 Leupold on this gun and didn't work out. Installed my extra Excalibur Crossbow scope and is now a tack driver.

Pros
Accurate

Cons
None

5.0
By JoelUSAJanuary 17, 2017

This rifle is AWESOME!

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Could this particular rifle be shot in cold weather?

asked David from USA

Would this scope work on this rifle without self destructing. Redfield 117850 Counterstrike Red and Green Dot Sight with 4-MOA Aiming Point and (11) Brightness Levels, Black Matte Finish. Just curious a friend has one for sale and I did not know if this would be a good match for this rifle. Thanks in advace.

asked Tim

The 48 and 54 are known scope breakers. Buy a Hawke or another brand designed for airguns. The recoil is tough on scopes unless you get it tuned or tune it yourself.

Jason from USA

Don't put anything on this gun that isn't rated for this specific type of air rifle. I've had mine for 18 Years and have broken several rifle scopes. Finally broke down and bought a RWS cushioning mount and verable scope and hasn't broken in 4+ years. Has something to do with the percussion of this kind of air system.

Tim

What is the difference between a T05 and a T06 trigger? Thanks in advance

asked Tim

I have an r.w.s 350 in .177.cal. with the t05 trigger there is only one adjustment screw ( in front of the trigger blade) and it is for the pull weight the point at which the trigger breaks from the sear. the t06 has has this screw behind the trigger blade and has 2 additional screws through the triggers blade to adjust 1st. stage travel distance and the screw behind that is the point at which the trigger dissengages the sear so 2 stage adjustable ( t06 ) instead of 1 stage ( t05) even though there is more adjustment capability the t05 it is a great trigger and has served R.W.S. & Dianna air rifles for years and just takes a little practice to master the t05. I am perfectly happy with my t05 and not having to tinker with the trigger,all the time is just as efficient as having multiple adjustments especially on high end air guns like R.W.S.& DIANA air guns. And here is the big BUT if I was to buy the refurbished R.W.S model 48 I would like to get one with the newer trigger.

Kevin from USA

This is rather complicated item to explain here. The short answer is that some of the parts of the TO5 trigger are plastic. On the TO6 trigger those plastic parts are now metal. If you Google your question several websites will appear one of which explains the difference in 3 parts.

Charles from USA

does this have the TO6 trigger?

asked Gerry

Yes the model 48 that I have came with the T06 trigger. I think all the latest model 48's ship with the new T06 trigger. I find it to be perfect for me right out of the box, although it is fully adjustable. I love my model 48.

William from USA

Is there a warranty with this gun?

asked Dennis

T105 or T106 trigger on the refurb?

asked Donald from USA

T105 or T106 trigger on the refurb?

asked Donald from USA

is it T06 trigger on refurbished diana48 or T05 trigger?

asked ross

What is a reliable scope to use. I have several that are not holding center.

asked David from USA

Hey, I use a Vortex Crossfire II scope. It runs about 189 bucks (which is still relatively cheap for a scope. You need to spend some money for a pellet gun scope as they are notorious for being hard to zero in on pellet guns. Vortex has an amazing lifetime warranty on there products. The crossfire II is a 3-9 x 40mm scope. You should buy a compensator mount to attach to the dovetail railing. I would recommend using low-profile rings for the scope. - with regards David

David from USA

What is the quality of these refurbished guns? I am worried about getting a beater. Please give me your opinion. Thanks very much.

asked Mike

I have purchased refurbished products from Airgun Depot. There is no easy answer, it depends on what work was done on the rifle and why? Rifles are returned for any number of reasons from accuracy to not being what was expected. Some are easy fixes such as seals, others were returned due to being too heavy or too hard to cock. Most have light scuff marks from handling are are great air guns at reasonable prices.

Timothy from USA

What is the cost in INR? Do you provide rifle scope along with this gun within this cost?

asked RAJESHWAR SINGH

The scope does not come with the gun. You will have to do the math to figure how much it will cost you in your currency. It is listed at $399.90 US right now.

Scott from USA

How many days it will take to be delivered at my home in India.I want compatibble rifle scope also.Please suggest me.

asked RAJESHWAR SINGH

Go to that webpage, where the item you want is. Click on "Add to Cart." (There will be a pop up with other items if you want those) Then click "proceed to checkout" if that is everything you want. When your checking out at the sight and there is a restriction you will get a warning before you purchase the product. There are a lot of different regulations for all different countries and they are always changing, so we have set up an automatic warring if there is a product, based on your location, that is forbidden. Shipping costs will be presented before you finalize your purchase. You will also be able to select a shipping time as well.

Scott from USA

AGD offers the RWS shooting kit with the model 48 in .22 cal , will you make the same offer with the model 48 in .177. ?

asked PRIMO from USA

No sorry

Scott from USA

Does this gun have a TO6 trigger? Referring specifically to the RWS mod 48 in cal .177. Also how many fps can the rifle achieve with crosman premier 10.5 grain pellets?

asked PRIMO from USA

Does this gun come with the shooters kit that is in the photo?

asked PRIMO from USA

yes it does

Scott from USA

What scope and mount combination is best for this rifle? the BSA 3-9x40 scope with A/O is on sale for $55 and the pop up mount is a 22mm picatinny weaver one piece mount but I do not know if it is best or will fit? Help

asked Stan from USA

For this rifle you want to get a dove tail mount and dove tail mount with one inch rings should do fine.

Steve from USA

what side is the cocking lever on

asked jack

The cocking lever is on the right- but coming from a left handed shooter that has been in many squirrel hunting situations where you need a quick reload, this isnt too bothersome at all.

George from USA
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