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    Hi guys my first question here...
    I have a 20 year old diana .177 break neck that needs a bit of a service.
    A new spring for starters and I guess a few other tune ups. So my question is what would you recomend to get her back into shape?

    Shes definately seen more than 5000 pellets but still shoots straight though, can hit a R5 coin on 15m 9 out of 10 shots. I just feel I can get more power out of the gun.

    I dont have any pics at the moment but if you want some Ill take em over the weekend.
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    Would like to know too. Got a 25 year old Diana G79 at my parents house. Also in need of some TLC. Has a habit of discharging when you close the barrel.
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    Mines actually still in perfect working order, just think its time for a service
    a Fun allround plinker...
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    Mark Harold at Guns and Bows in Bellville R400-R450 odd is what he quoted me for mine.
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    The Gecado 35 I restored is also a Diana and it's now shooting like new. I wanted to take it to the range tomorrow but the weather is looking windy.
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    Phone Casper Du Plessis 0828036479
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    Cheers thanx guys.
    I checked the model this weekend, its a MOD 24 .177 calibre
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    Those MOD used leather seals on the Piston and barrel, can you still get parts for them? The once I repaired I modified to a O-ring on piston and a Gamo rubber seal for the barrel.
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    Thanx mate, as far as I can tell though its got a rubber seal in the barrel.
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    Then it's more a modern Diana then old. Your piston seal will then also be a nylon seal? Parts will only be from the UK.
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    Could a modern one still be old? I got it for my 6th or 7th birthday so its definately 20 odd years old...
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    It was post dated freedive...LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally View Post
    Those MOD used leather seals on the Piston and barrel, can you still get parts for them? The once I repaired I modified to a O-ring on piston and a Gamo rubber seal for the barrel.
    Hi Wally,

    To make your own leather seal take a look at this:

    http://www.pyramydair.com/blog/2007/...ston-seal.html

    and if you need parts for old Diana here is a contact:

    John Groenewold, PO Box 830, Mundelein, IL 60060-0830, (847) 566-2365
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