Thursday, October 2, 2008

Resealing a Diana Model 10, Part 1

As I said earlier, an exceedingly kind reader sold me a Diana Model 10 pistol.

As received, in the box, with manual, test target, pellet tin and screwdrivers. The only problem is that the seals are bad. So I ordered a set from Jim Maccari.

Just a beautiful pistol. The Diana 6M I resurrected shares some of the features, but lacks the styling, as well as the quality.

Grips removed.

The underside.

The barrel weight removed.

Using a ball end allen wrench to remove the spring setscrew.

Removing the shroud retaining screw.

The front sight.

The sight screws were removed, and I drifted it out.

The elevation screw on the rear sight was removed, which exposed the two mounting screws.

Removing the trigger guard screw.

The triggerguard lifts out, but there's a spring...

The spring stayed in place on the guard.

The housing around the trigger is pushed up and off.

The housing.

Still more to do...

2 comments:

zoned said...

Nick,

You have by far, the best and most informative airgun blog on the net. Simply amazing job you do. You are one hell of a gunsmith man.

Cheers,
zoned

Anonymous said...

To get the piston seal on, I cut the rear off a 30-06 cartridge and swaged it larger with heat to fit over the piston nipple.