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 Post subject: Diana Model 5 post war
PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 5:29 pm 
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Hello All.

Just got a Diana mod 5 post war and it is wonderful shape except the piston...seal dovetail pushed in due to shooting the gun with shot seals.

Since a replacement piston is not going to happen I had to modify a Diana piston from the 5 (plastic grip) or 5g. The post war mod 5 has a long channel cut in the piston for the rear sight elevation screw. So I acquired a new 5g piston and went to work cutting the channel with my dremel.

Work out well and the pistol is shooting 7gr .177 at 450fps.

The model 5 post war has some nice features that did not make later models...like the adjustable spring for the sear and tapered barrel.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:40 pm 
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That is an awesome antique! Congrats on your repair, it's nice to see an oldie in such good shape, and shooting well too!


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:31 pm 
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Nice save! A true beauty.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 7:42 pm 
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Nice to see the old lady brought back to life.
That wood looks great,it would look great on my Diana from the seventies. :wink:


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good stuff.... 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2015 8:23 pm 
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The wood stock does not fit the plastic stock version or the later 5g version, due to the adjustable sear spring. On the post war 5 the u-shaped spring bracket takes up more space and sits slightly further back on the compression tube. Once I figured out the piston was shot, that is the first thing I did was put the wood stock on my '73 model 5, but it did not fit. I was very pleased when I could track down a 5g piston and modify for the groove.

Great addition to the collection.

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