Diana 6M Reviews



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Diana 6M


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Reviewer: David
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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Bought this gun used just a couple of months ago off yellow air guns classifieds.

It is a large gun with wooden adjustable hand fitting grips. It is recoilless and capable of match type accuracy. Rested from a bench at 10 meters I regularly shoot one hole 5 shot groups.

The trigger is fully adjustable. As it came to me it was a one stage mushy, creepy trigger. I immediately adjusted it to be a true two stage with the first stage stopping abruptly with a bump, then the second creep free stage fires with only a bit of increased pressure. It only took a handfull of “prematurely fired” shots to get the hang of bringing the trigger quickly to the second stage with out firing the gun.

The sights are true match type sights with positive click adjustments. The front inserts are interchangable though only one came with the gun. The rear sight has four different notch types/widths to suit your tastes.

Cocking force is moderate and no cocking assist is needed.

This is a really great gun which is no longer made due to the cost of manufacturing it compared to a single stroke pneumatic.

Cost of a really good used gun is increasing at a good pace due to the fact these are great guns and are very collectable. Very good specimans of the 6M with the wood grips are going for around $250 – $300. Don’t bother to buy the ones with plastic grips unless they are under $175. Those grips are not adjustable and will cost you 5 – 10 points off your score in a match. I just saw a mint version of a cased 10 M (much fancier version of this one) with all accessories go for $500!!

If you like to shoot pistols, you will love this one. If you can find one at a reasonable price, BUY IT!!! Be sure to determine if the seals are good. If they are not, it will cost you about $150 to have it repaired! So price it accordingly. Which means only about $100 – $150 for the gun.

Lots of sellers put a disclaimer that they don’t know if the seals are good or not. If it says that, THEY AREN’T!!! It only takes a couple of pellets to determine if they are good or not! So they either know they are bad, or did not test them because they suspect they are bad! Either way, the gun should be priced as a non-shooter.


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Diana 6M


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Reviewer: Ken
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I bought my RWS Model 6M in 1993. It was made in Germany & cost about $500 bucks. Nice wood. Mint condition as I’ve left it in it’s original foam container. Though I haven’t used it much, the piston seal seems to be gone… the pellet keeps getting stuck in the barrel. I’m going to try to replace the seals myself. Any suggestions or advice?

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Diana 6M


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Reviewer: Karl Steffens
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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This breakbarrel airpistol is a dream come true ! It is highly accurate, has no recoil and fantastic sights. It is quite large and somewhat intimidating or should I say its a real-mans airpistol. The Diana 6M is the Match version of the Diana 6 range. The pistol was mainly used in seriouse contest shooting untill PCP pistols became

popular. This pistol is high quality German engineering, if you get the chance don’t hesitate to buy one – if it is broken – no problem ! You can get spare parts from Diana Airguns

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Diana 6M


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Reviewer: Steve4887
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I bought my 6M in 1983 for $125.00. I added adjustable

grips. The 6M is recoilless. It is a large, accurate, well

made German pistol. I use my pistol to shoot flies off my block wall from a distance of 15 feet. The bore is mirror

bright and exceptionally well rifled. I haven’t touched the

adjustable trigger because the factory setting allows for

discharge without disturbing my sight picture. My 6M has

been trouble free with about 3,000 rounds down its fine

Diana barrel.

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Diana 6M


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Reviewer: paul krouskop
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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The 6M is a very fine air pistol. I bought mine about 25 years ago, and until the rear sight was broken,(yesterday), have never had any problems with it. It really is a target pistol, and is totally vibrationless. The trigger, fully adjustable is simply great. My 6M has the walnut adjustable target grips which are also great.

What I do not understand is why this remarkable pistol is no longer produced.

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Diana 6M


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Reviewer: fusilier
Recommended: Highly Recommended
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I’ve owned one of these – under the RWS brand – for nearly 20 years, now. It is far more accurate than I am. Using a sandbag rest I can repeat a 7mm diameter hole all day, every day, The recoil-cancelling opposing piston is vibrationless.