Canadian Diana 75 Kit is here !!

Forums Springers, Pumpers, C02, & Vintage Canadian Diana 75 Kit is here !!

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    So I came home today to a great surprise . The Diana ( Condor ) as its known in Canada has arrived . Ken P did an INCREDIBLE job packaging it and labeling all the parts and doo-hickies for me . Nice wood and excellent condition ….Now the fun part, putting this metal jigsaw puzzle together . Thanks again Ken….You Canadian Witch Doctor !!!!! Lol

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    Wadcutter
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    That is a sharp stock.
    Looks like there is some sort of order to that angry maker.
    Can’t wait to see if together.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Stripped the stock today . First coats of oil are on it now . It had a muddy look . Looking better now

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    Goodtogo
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    Has anyone noticed Joe can’t get out of that closet he is hiding in(to post) working on that Diana 75. I figure he has slumped over the parts sheet for it! No way a country boy in Texas will ever get that thing together! ;)

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Yep I hit a Minor snag today as I was putting it together .. Uploading it to youtube over night :) … I gotta make a hardware store run

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Ok the title of this video should say it all .

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    Wadcutter
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    LOL……Your busting my gut dude…….I think this video is your best yet. OMG that was funny.

    OK I’m composed now.   Good thing you stopped. Looks like the piston is upside down also.

    PM me if you want.
     

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    PhatMan
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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Yep had it upside down …CRAP !!! Oh well , gonna pick up the stuff today to make me a spring compressor and take another crack at it . What I lacknin smarts , I’ll make up with stubborn :)

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    Wadcutter
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    Here is my setup. It worked perfect on a D60 and 75. All the parts you will need are shown in this .pdf  The clamp in your video is the wrong type.
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5Nu6UixbtYRS0tJcFZweG43c0k/view?usp=sharing

    That small diameter rod through the rear piston and the spring set is the key. You can literally get the rear piston in with one hand. I kid you not.

    Photos of my D75 using clamp and rod combo.
    RWS 75HV Spring and rear piston installation 01_18_17-564

    The smaller blue clamp is to keep the main clamp from slipping off. You could probably use a wire tie also.
    RWS 75HV Spring and rear piston installation 01_18_17-567

    RWS 75HV Spring and rear piston installation 01_18_17-566

    Your big headache will be the trigger assembly.
     

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    Wadcutter
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    “PhatMan”JoeWayne,

    I don’t know if these will be of any use to you :

    Have fun :)

    Best regards

    Russ

     

    That chap has a couple good pointers but he is hard to understand. His second video shows him inserting compression piston in upside down.
    That is opposite from how it came apart in his first video.
    Me thinks he had been sippin on the jug a little that day.

    Every exploded view I have found on the D75 show the teeth facing up on the front piston.
    Example here
    piston direction

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Yep your right . I did it how he did . About to PM you WC

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    Goodtogo
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    Well since Joe is a big time Diana mechanic now I guess I need to take over his ad for buying FWB300s rifles? ;) Joe pick up a motorcycle helmet with a full face shield for working on these brand X rifles! 

    This story reminds me of a friend that restores older corvettes. In the 80s he got the wild idea to restore a corvair. It was a nice restore but when he was done he said it could have made thousands if he had put that much time in one of his corvette restorations. Joe can do a 300s in his sleep but had to use his time with the 75! Just proves that Canadian has out thunk Joe!

    By the way Joe nice video!

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    The day we ever declare war on Canada ….I’m up for some PAYBACK !! Lol …Actually the guy who sold it was Really cool . He just got frustrated with it …I GET IT NOW :)
    Stay tuned , I ain’t done yet

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    fsa46
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     Joe, you are the man, I even learn  something when you don’t succeed. “To be continued”.  Can’t wait to see the conclusion.

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    New day , fresh ideas …….Actually I’m picking Wadcutter brain and using ALL his ideas :) stay tuned

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    Wadcutter
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    Joe I know you probably have done this, but check the cogs on the idler gears and piston racks for unusual wear, cracks or chips.  I had to replace both idlers on my D75.
    New ones from JG Airguns on left
    RWS 75HV new idler gears from JGAirguns 01_18_17-552

    And… make sure the two inner springs have the closed ends facing each other so they don’t wind around each other. Even though the inner tube has a tang to prevent it, I noticed it could still happen. Or you can bend a short dogleg at the very end of each spring.

     

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    JoeWayneRhea
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    Got it . Thanks Steve !!!! Just picked up the 1/8 rod from out welding shop . Getting clamps in a bit ..Our shops right beside a Tractor supply store

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    ADeuel
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    Very important….The inner springs must have the closed coils facing outward toward the bottom of the pistons.
    The open coil ends of the springs go inward on the center guide with the open end locking onto the swaged index in the middle of the guide….one end on each side of the index.
    If the springs are put in with the open ends outward they will get pinched in the coils of the large outer spring when you cock it….this will give you a grinding-clicking sound when cocking and at discharge.
    I have had to correct this on several rebuilt rifles.

    Make sure you do not cock and fire the action with the rear cap off……this will snap teeth from the gears. The rear cap must be screwed on tight before discharging. You must have a small amount of “preload” on the rear piston, this is what takes some of the tension off the gears so they are in a neutral state at rest.

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    Deja
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    oh gawd that exploded chart makes my head hurt. GL 

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