Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Diana Model 5 Disassembly, Part 1

I found the time today to tear into the neighbor's Diana model 5 (branded as a Winchester 353)

Two screws hold both the trigger guard and the grip/stock on the action.

One is significantly longer than the other.

The action separated from the grip.

The pin for the cocking link is removed. When I disassembled the Model 6M, the instructions said that the pin would just slip right out. On the 6 it didn't but on the 5 it was very loose, and somewhat worn as well. I'll replace it.

The pivot bolt lock screw was removed.

And the pivot screw removed, separating the barrel from the action.

Two stamped washers ride on either side in grooves.

The front sight screw was loosened and the sight drifted off of the barrel.

The screw is retained by an e-clip.

The trigger link spring was removed.

And the link pulled out. Just like on the Diana 6M.

The trigger pivot pin was pushed out.

And the trigger and spring removed.


Anonymous said...

You only half way there, what about the tube containing the coil spring assembly?

Felice Luftschein said...