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VINTAGE RWS MODEL 45 DIANA AIR RIFLE .177 CALIBER @ 850 FPS

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VINTAGE RWS MODEL 45 DIANA AIR RIFLE .177 CALIBER @ 850 FPS  Non-Guns > Air Rifles - Pistols > Vintage
Description: This air rifle was taken on trade through our retail store. It is great condition overall and has been test fired to ensure it still functions. Bluing is excellent and there are very few marks on the wood stock. There does however appear to be a coat of polyurethane or lacquer that was applied to the stock at some point. Pictures are of exactly what you will receive!

Manufacturer: RWS (Made in Germany)

Model: 45

Date of Manufacture: March 1981

Action Type: Break-Barrel

Caliber: .177

Advertised Max Velocity: 850 FPS

Grooved 11mm Receiver for Rings or Bases

THIS RIFLE HAS BEEN FUNCTION TESTED, HOWEVER IT HAS NOT BEEN CHRONOGRAPHED AND WE CANNOT GUARANTEE THAT YOU WILL ACHIEVE ADVERTISED VELOCITIES.

In 1978, the airgun world was at the beginning of a velocity revolution. Diana (this was before RWS became a major distributor of the line) had their model 35, a large break-barrel they advertised as shooting 725 FPS. In truth, the rifle barely made 675. By the end of that year in order to reach the 800 FPS mark the Model 45 was released. The basic rifle got 790 FPS in .177 and could be tuned to deliver 845-860.

The 45 was a departure from Diana styling in a number of important ways. The trigger was the first modular trigger their sporting air rifles had. This trigger was Diana’s first unitized trigger system. It was very adjustable for its day. Another design element was the introduction of a long-stroke piston. That’s where the 45’s power came from. The rifle was also very large and had a more Western-style stock. By today’s standards, it looks normal, but compared to the other air rifles available in 1978, it looked like a Weatherby among a bunch of military Enfields. Diana retained their famous ball-bearing barrel-locking detent. That feature was so popular that Feinwerkbau had copied it on their 124. It made the gun open much easier than a similar rifle with a traditional chisel detent.

Shipping to the lower 48 only,

Shipping $30.00

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Condition: Used, Minor Wear
Location: PA

Trades Accepted: No

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Shipping Notes: See Description

Item #: 976624794
SKU: 66166
Stock No.: 66166
Seller Since: Jan. 2004
Seller Level: Gold Seller +
This seller is an FFL
City: St. Marys
State: PA
Price:
$149.99
(Price reflects 2% cash discount.)

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