Sunday, October 20, 2013

Diana Model 16 Disassembly, Part 2


Just a bit more

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The spring guide slides out.

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The spring guide.

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Two pieces joined together. The use of sheet metal in this design is interesting.

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The spring is a bit wiggly…also there is little if any lubrication evident.

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The cocking arm is captured by its little ears.

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The cocking arm slides out the back end of the receiver tube.

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The barrel detent. Staked in place.

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The piston, also made entirely of sheet metal, welds and rivets.

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The sear is an insert.

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Oh, there’s some lube, reduced to putty by age.

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The leather piston seal is riveted in place. That is inconvenient. I hope I can massage it into shape in place.

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The other end of the rivet.

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It doesn’t look as bad now, although that leather is really pliable.

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I pried the breech washer out.

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Ii was backed by a cardboard domed shim.

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Interesting. The seal should be fine for reuse.

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The breech end. The barrel is brass (or a yellow alloy of some sort). The entire barrel assembly is best left as-is I think.

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That’s all the parts. Now to clean, steel wool the rust, lube and reassemble. Not happy about the spring but I don’t have a spare that size. May hit the hardware store and see what they have.

4 comments:

James said...

Just found your blog. Can't believe how many photos you have! Great resource for airgunners alike. Adding you to my Feedly and will be back. Cheers!

Angry, Angry, Gun Company airgun blog said...

tencyThanks for the blog on the Diana 16, i did one a while back on my Angry angry gun company blog but lost all my pictures for it. So it's good to see your indepth artical which puts mine to shame, if you don't mind i would like to put a link to your Diana project as i goes into a lot more detail. It's good to see you have found time to do some entries, keep up the good work.

TTFN

Best wishes, Wing Commander Sir Nigel Tetlington-Smythe.

Nick Carter said...
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Nick Carter said...

Please do link, this is a resource for the community and it helps people find us. I'm glad I found the time and a different airgun to work on.