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Diana Mod 52 Side Lever .22cal (5.5mm) Airgun. An Ultimate Hunter's Choice (Eng)


DIANA 52 T06 SIDE LEVER .22cal (5.5mm) AIRGUN 


Germany has long been acknowledged as the airgun industry leader. And that's why Diana guns have a faithful international following of hunters, plinkers and field target shooters.


Your Diana 52 air rifle will deliver years of faithful service. Diana rifles are made in Germany and will stand up to regular use. This model is based on the model 48, which has a big fan base in the U.S. If you like accurate sporting rifles -- get a Diana. If you like beautiful wood and deep, rich bluing -- get a Diana. If you like a dependable gun -- get a Diana.



The RWS 52 is the action of the RWS 48 dressed up in a Monte Carlo beech stock (one inch longer) with a sculpted cheek piece. For better control, they've added checkering to the grip and forearm. The changes in the stock configuration make an already-great gun even better. Loading is done through a sliding breech mechanism. Like the 48, this rifle can be used for field target, plinking, hunting, target shooting and spinners. This sidelever spring-piston rifle is popular among air gunners who want the best of all worlds: affordability, power and accuracy.




To get the most accuracy from this powerhouse, mount a scope. In .22 caliber, this gun tops the list for hunting small- and medium-size game.





  • Diana 52 air rifle.
  • Spring-piston.
  • Side lever.
  • Single-shot.
  • Rifled steel barrel
  • 2-stage adjustable metal T06 match trigger
  • Fixed blade front sight
  • Fully adjustable rear sight
  • 11mm optics dovetail
  • Raised right-hand cheek piece
  • Beech stock with checkered forearm and pistol grip
  • Automatic safety





Diana 52 air rifle



0.22" (5.5mm)

Overall length


Barrel length


Max Velocity

850 fps









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