It was exciting to know that Pyramyd Air was sending me a Diana 240 Classic air rifle to review! In fact, they were to send me their Diana 240 Classic Premium Bundle, including scope, rings and pellets.
I wanted to test the exact package that many Pyramyd Air customers would be ordering…
A Monday morning email from Pyramyd Air contained the tracking numbers for my Diana 240 Classic Bundle. Wednesday at noon, Fed-X rang my door bell. There was a sizeable box on the front porch! I corralled my two hunting Goldens, Abby and Jak, and we dove into the packaging with eager anticipation. Eager, because it would be my first hands on experience with a product of this 125 year old German manufacturer.
Since re-discovering my love of airguns, I had been looking at the various RWS 34 models for over a year, and vowed I would eventually add one of these fine guns to my small collection of air rifles.
But what I didn’t realize was that the RWS line of guns (RWS was a trademark of the German Dynamit Noble company until the mid 90’s) were actually produced by Diana.
My initial impressions of the Diana 240 Classic were very positive.
The lines of the gun are just as the name describes… Classic. The European hardwood stock is professionally finished. It has an attractive, uniform stain and seal rivaling finishes I’ve seen on American walnut stocks fitted to quality shotguns. A quick examination of the barrel and trigger guard revealed perfectly executed inletting. The handsome hard rubber butt plate is seamlessly married to the wood.
The weight and balance of the Diana 240 Classic air rifle are perfect for a gun primarily designed for youth.
I placed it on my fruit scale and it weighs exactly 6.0 Lbs. I then measured the effort required to …read more