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Second Hand Focus: Diana Model 27

Second Hand Focus: Diana Model 27

As someone who has spent most of their life around airguns, it has to come as a surprise that I hadn’t encountered a Model 27 before researching this article. Why? Well, as it transpires, this airgun has one of the longest production runs of all; although with the complications surrounding the Diana name, many specimens can’t really be considered strictly the same gun! Granted, it’s a complicated story, but one that charts some world history along the way.

FASCINATING HISTORY

Diana as a brand is German in origin, hailing from Mayer and Grammelspacher dating back to 1890, and the company certainly has a colourful history. The Model 27 first saw light of day way back in 1910; although its early form followed the basic blueprint of the day, with no forend to speak of, just the butt section (God we’re so spoilt these days!). Sold around the world under various guises (namely Original, Beeman, Hy-Score, and Milbro) it’s all part of the identity crisis suffered by Mayer and Grammelspacher through two world wars!

My second hand example here is branded ‘Diana’ with ‘Made in GT. Britain’ also proudly emblazoned across the cylinder and here, the plot thickens. After World War II, Britain secured all the tooling, machinery, and importantly, the drawings for Diana airguns and Millard Brothers took up the baton, manufacturing airguns from their plant in Motherwell, Scotland. Records for the Model 27 seem confused, and I’m not entirely sure whether it came via this route, but it’s more than likely.

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As for a production date for the rifle on show here, no manufacturing marks of any kind can be found; although various indicators suggest it was probably produced around the mid to late 1950’s. Whilst Milbro produced Diana’s in Scotland, Mayer and Grammelspacher had to produce guns under the ‘Original’ label back in Germany. However, once Milbro ceased to trade, the German operation could once again resume production of Diana-branded products.

FEATURES

When I first saw this Model 27, I assumed that rather snazzy alloy trigger blade was a custom fitting, but this model, whilst still a relatively basic, break-barrel spring-powered workhorse, came fitted with a great unit as standard, including that super comfortable blade. Diana actually pioneered a trigger design that incorporated three ball bearings, and whilst they can be notoriously difficult to adjust, the end result is way above the average.

Features include an adjustable rear sight and also an adjustable breech bolt, with a lockable adjuster. This kind of attention to detail always adds to the enjoyment of ownership and whilst the chemical bluing on this example has worn away in places, from years of use, the wooden stock is particularly well preserved.

The Model 27 is relatively low-powered, with 400 and 600fps quoted as rough guides for midweight pellets for .22 and .177 respectively, but ownership is more about owning what was fondly regarded as an old smoothy. Asking price for this example is £125, and many thanks go to Steve Dixon at Country Sporting Guns, for help in the compilation of this feature.

Country Sporting Guns can be found at Punchbowl Lane, Brothertoft, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE20 3SB Open Mon-Sat inclusive 0900-530
Contact: Steve Dixon on Tel 01205 311246/369470 mob07901985799

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  • Hi Trey,
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    07 Oct 2020 at 08:53 PM
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    Warren
    23 Aug 2020 at 08:01 PM
  • Hi,
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    27 Jul 2020 at 11:22 PM
  • I was given a GECADO air rifle(stamped made in Birmingham)by my father for my birthday in 1967, who bought it off a next door neighbour, whose son had it for God knows how many years. It looks identical to the Diana Model 27 shown. Just started to refurbish it after all those years of neglect and torture. Barrel is not too bad, but the screws are all seized and the front part of the stock is pretty rotten. Still, after over 50 years I can’t seem to get rid of it. It has come in very handy when teaching people how to shoot for the first time.

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    Daryl
    08 May 2020 at 08:57 AM
  • I have a Diana Model 27, inherited from my grandfather. Works perfectly and is in really good condition considering how old these are, haven’t got any pellets but if there’s any takers here because I Wont be able to move with it

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    19 Apr 2020 at 11:24 AM
  • I have a Diana mod 27 but when i got it it was in a bit of a state i have cleaned it up not as new a oil and polish but my barrel has a kink i think it was a fair ground gun so it shots high i have tried to get it strait but i cant so im looking for a second hand barrel if any one can help

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    14 Apr 2020 at 06:35 PM
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    Md Mamun Hossain
    14 Feb 2020 at 01:27 PM
  • Hi all admirers of the famous old Diana brand air guns.
    Curiosities:
    I have a Diana Mod 25 Caliber 177 Made in GT Britain Nr 2 *** 19 H.
    I was 9 years old and my Grandfather offered me this gun in 1959.
    It was bought firsthand at the gun shop as a birthday gift.
    Uses lead and 4.5mm.
    The gun shop was relocated earlier this year to a different location in the same location near Lisbon.
    I fired many thousands of shots at my grandfather’s farm.
    The barrel is striated.
    It still works perfectly using all ... but even all original parts ... except the pipe seal.
    Uses lead projectiles for weapons with 4.5mm air pressure.
    Best regards,
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    2019-11-01

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    01 Nov 2019 at 11:37 PM
  • I have a Diana Model 27 made in Germany I purchased it in 1962 and it still work very well and is in quite good condition although pellets are difficult to come by now days. I will shortly be moving into sheltered accommodation and will not be able to take it with me. Is it worth anything would be grateful for any advise

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    10 Aug 2019 at 12:40 PM
  • I am interested

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    10 Jun 2019 at 06:40 AM
  • I’m having this wonderful air rifle in
    . 177, still working gorgeously. Made in great Britain.

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    12 Apr 2019 at 02:00 AM
  • I also owned one in the early 1970’s, while living in Kenya. Mine was made in Czechoslovakia,177 cal. cost 350 shillings. back then $80 Cdn, Loved that rifle, owned many different calibers,& Rifles over the years. But that one was a gem

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    25 Oct 2017 at 06:02 AM
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