RWS Diana 52 & 54
I am toying with the idea of looking for a decent example of the RWS 52 or 54 (or possibly even the 48 but I've not seen or heard of them since they were advertised new with that black stock) as I've always fancied a nice side lever.
I know that the major difference between them is that the 54 is semi-recoilless but what others are there? Is there anything in particular to watch out for (with either model) or are they as bomb proof as HW's if looked after? I have heard that the trigger is not so great; can this be fettled at all? And is it single or two stage? Also, what sort of prices do they go for?
Any views of those with experience using these rifles would be appreciated.
I've put this thread in collectibles as I figured I'd get the best advice here but Gareth, if you feel it's more appropriate for the general airgun section please feel free to shift it.
Thanks in advance.
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