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Diana RWS Model 48, .177 cal

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  • Code: rws2166200 · 0.177 cal · 1100 fps ·
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When RWS first introduced the Model 48, we expected it to become a classic. What was unexpected was its rapid rise to classic status among knowledgeable air gunners. At 1110fps in .177 (750 mps), this rifle propels pellets at .22 rim-fire velocities! This tremendous power is generated by the use of a very robust spring piston power plant cocked by a side lever action. The action is mounted into an extended beech stock to reduce felt recoil and to aid in achieving accuracy potential. Not designed for the faint hearted, this is one impressive air arm, both in performance and presence. It fulfills its purpose as a potent, full-size sporting airgun suitable for either pest control or field target shooting, yet it does so with both balance and grace. The substantial one-piece stock allows for comfortable offhand shooting and adds to the overall sensation that the Model 48 is a force to be reckoned with. The rifle is fitted with a finely rifled, fixed barrel system loaded via sliding breech opening. Its full accuracy potential can be realized by the use of a quality RWS airgun scope mounted to the scope rail. Other standard features include an adjustable trigger, an adjustable rear sight, and an automatic safety. Lifetime warranty.



WEIGHT: 8 1/2 lbs.


.177 1100 fps

.22 900 fps

TRIGGER PULL: 3.3 lbs.



300, 450


Meisterkugeln, Superdome,Supermag

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  • ManufacturerRWS
  • Caliber0.177 cal
  • Velocity1100 fps
  • ConditionNew
  • Ammo TypePellets
  • ActionSidelever
  • Barrel StyleRifled
  • Fire ModeSingle-shot
  • Gun Weight8.5
  • Loudness3-Medium
  • MechanismSpring piston
  • SafetyAutomatic
  • Front SightsBlade and Ramp
  • Rear SightsAdjustable for windage and elevation
  • Trigger Pull3.3
  • UseSmall Game Hunting / Target Shooting
  • WarrantyLimited Lifetime
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Diana RWS Model 48, .177 cal Reviews
5 Stars based on 10 Review(s)
Rob F
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

German engineering at it's finest!
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.
Exceeds build quality of some major rimfire rifle makers.
The rifle is a little heavy, but it helps reinforce and build the necessary muscle memory for accurate shot placement.

will ford
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

48 sniper
September 27, 2016
TOUGH as nails. GREAT shooter.
BEST there is

Puerto Rico
5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

RWS Diana 48 refurbished .177
December 1, 2013
Took the leap and bought this gun refurbished for $320 from AGD a week ago. A lot of money for a refurb,but the 48 has history and it had been on my list for some time. Got a gun that is new , I suppose somebody returned it because the side lever is kinda of heavy: lucky me. The rifle is beautiful . Super powerful shot a 10 pound iguana - head shot- 35+ yards dropped like a stone. Lots of invasive iguanas here in Puerto Rico. Installed a one piece Leapers mount,and a 4x32 AO Leapers can hit pennies all day at 25 yards. The 48 is just as excellent as the 350 mag.177- classic. It will push 10.5g CP at over 900 plus its a super straight shooter. My gun came with the TO6 trigger its superior to the TO5 , but I'm not degrading this last trigger in any way. For me the TO6 is the law accuracy improves 100%.
The rifle is not heavy when compared to the 350- 460 RWS mags. This gun has been around since the 80s all I've read is positive. Came out to compete with the Beeman R1 talk about exquisite rifles. Fixed barrel will win you over.
Now I'm hooked and looking at the 48 in .22 caliber! Or worst yet the 54. Just one small gripe to AGD please upgrade your packaging, my box arrived a bit beat up and the inner cushioning wasn't top notch,could have used more crumpled paper, although it did come double boxed.

5 Stars
I would recommend this item to a friend.

RWS Airguns- Model 48
January 2, 2012
I have owned air rifles for over forty years and this is my third Model 48. Without a doubt this is the best all around air rifle you can buy. Easy to load, light, powerful and accurate. I mounted a Leupold VX-II 3-9x40 scope on it and it makes for a great all around combination.

5 Stars

Great gun
September 15, 2010
I bought this gun after trying a RWS 34 MeisterschĆ¼tze Pro. This gun has been simply superb. I am primarily controlling chipmunks in my backyard and shoot them from about 30 yards. I couple my gun with the Leapers 5th Gen 3-9x40 AO Mil-Dot Scope with R/G (nice scope, not crazy about flip-up lens covers). When comparing this gun the RWS 34 or a Gammo Whisper I tried prior to that, the grouping is simply far superior than either of the break barrel guns. My shooting percentage is now about 80% on the chimpunks. On squirrels it is nearing 100%. The gun is also extremely powerful. I downed a fully grown racoon last week with one shot to the head. The big negative on this gun is that is louder than either of the break barrels with the Gammo Whisper being the quitest (but least accurate). If you are conducting extremely covert urbran operations, this is not the gun for you. The gun is also heavy but all the spring air guns seem to be. I am shooting the Beeman Kodiak Extra Heavy Pellets for optimal stability given that I am shooting at furry meatballs from 30 yards. Don't worry about hollow points or anything like that, you will drop small critters with this gun on the spot. If you are controlling small critters from 30 yds or so, make sure you get an adjustable scope. 4X is not enough for longer shots.

Paul hall
5 Stars

nothing less than awsome
August 19, 2007
I shoot 50 yards with this air gun and can take down a squirrel with one shot. Its nice shooting a consistant shot,every time. Great gun, thanks Paul.

5 Stars

Third one
July 11, 2007
This is the third one of this model I have purchased, the first two one was a gift and one was left behind on a move, but I like this model so much that I finally got another one, it is one of the best rifles on the market, the workmanship is great, the accuracy is great, and I had to mount a scope because of failing eyes but it still performs flawlessly. Heavy hitting and accurate, what more could you ask for?

5 Stars

May 7, 2007
Could anyone tell me what pellets are the best for this rifle (id like them to be little cheap)

5 Stars

RWS Diana Mlle. 48
December 28, 2006
I love this gun. I got it to be able to practice in the off-season or whenever I couldnāt make it to the range. Definitely not for the āfaint of heartā but it hefts well and is wickedly accurate.

5 Stars

RWS 48 .177
December 25, 2006
Purchased mine 20 years ago and it's still beautiful and strong. Has always been deadly accurate with and without a scope. Excellent quality, highly recommend it.

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By jack from seneca, il. on February 9, 2012
what side is the cocking lever on

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