Written on: 12/05/2013 by ampmaestro (19 reviews written)
I realized as soon as I picked up the Model 34 that it was quite light and very easy to bring up and hold to an aim. The build quality of the metalwork is A-one and the wooden stock is also well made and finished. Diana deserves full marks for the M34, it really is a beautiful unit. Cocking is reasonably easy, much the same as any other 1000fps rated air rifle. Recoil is also inline with others similarly powered. If you mount a scope, be sure to use a good quality one with a good one piece... (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2011 by namkhau (1 review written)
i thought this gun is so great, i decide to get one from airgundepot, i bought the new one, but when i received it, i can tell it is used, then i zeroing the scope, the accuracy is 5-6" about 25 yards, i thought something wrong with my eyes, then i clamp the gun in a vice, still the same, im very disappointed (read more)
Written on: 09/10/2010 by ADFRU (1 review written)
Diana 34 classic compact
+ good looking gun in comparison with some other brake-barrel rifles;
+ excellent finish of an external surfaces;
+ T-06 trigger.
- Internal quality issues (see for details below);
- Hard to cock with a short barrel (~40cm);
- Iron sights are teerible: front shight made of plastic (fortunately I not using them).
* trigger guard is made of plastic;
* rubber buttplate;
* scope rail is 11mm wide;
* back cover of the... (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2010 by AirgunAddict (10 reviews written)
Overall the main work horse of the RWS line. Great rifle, I have over 20,000 shots through mine. Typical springer and it isn't pretty, but is a very rugged heavy hitting rifle and well-worth the money.
Like all spring actions, has some of the typical draw backs, but tough to beat for the price. (read more)
Written on: 02/05/2010
This is a really good airgun. Groups well, has great iron sights, and a great scope rail. The wood seems high quality and it is very reliable. My only complaints are that it has a plastic trigger (although its action is clean and adjustable) and no rubber buttpad, which makes it kind of hard to prop up. Also, it is kind of heavy, but it helps with aim stability and feels very solid. The RWS Model 34 is a powerful and accurate high-quality gun. (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2010 by skinose (1 review written)
I bought this model 34 three years ago. Didn't use it that much. It felt, good, it looked good and I spent the extra dollars because I thought it was a quality weapon. Then I started missing targets. So I would sight it in. This had to be repeated several times. When it was on it was on and when it was off I could not shoot a squirrel off the end of my car hood. Put the gun up and forgot about it. Took it out a month ago with every intention of fixing it. I took it to three gunsmiths... (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2010
RWS 34 DIANA. i have the 22 version and its the only air rifle ive ever owned and dont need another one.awesome fun picking off targets sat on the riverbanks! strong build of quality,accurate,reliable,powerful! with a golden antler scope mounted ive seen my friend (not me unfortunately) hit a goal post from around the length of a football pitch away,maybe further if anything! i know it hit hard too because of the sound of the ricochet!! i got told it was a good make back then,i didnt realise... (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2009
good strong no problems bad in aiming cows it is painted and dos not have a steady grip will slip from the center of the target
it certainly needs something to the hand positions for better grabbing to be a 5 out of 5 (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2009
RWS 34 Diana is a great gun. I have the .22 and am very happy with it. It is very accurate and seems to be powerful enough. It has a great feel and is very well made. (read more)
Written on: 11/04/2009
The RWS 34 Diana is a great shooting rifle. I have an aftermarket spring kit and brake installed. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2009
RWS 34 Diana has good power, accuracy and "feel". I think this airgun will last a long time. (read more)
Written on: 12/09/2008 by HansJurgen (1 review written)
I've made fantastic shots with my RWS 34 Diana, and that is what fun is all about; MEMORIES!!! I used to shoot flys off a measured 10 yard shed wall. I would have my neighbor come over use my 10x50 binoculars as my spotters. We had great times, thats what fun shared is! I had a bottle in a tree at 167 paces and broke the bottle body and the top of the bottle droped down on the remaing bottom half of the bottle. I the shot the bottle cap off of the remaining bottle top. I paced the... (read more)
Written on: 05/09/2008 by terry faglier
Love the gun, accuracy is great, trigger pull is great, always hits its target. Have shot plenty of good quality pellets through it with great accuracy for about 12 great years, and getting ready to buy another one. (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2008 by Ralphy249
This Airgun i s amazing super accurate powerful and perfect for small to medium game. The only flaw is that it can be inaccurate with the scope. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2008 by Freethinker (1 review written)
I have been shooting airguns since my teenage years. I owed many airguns over the years.
I recommend this break barrel airgun to the shooter who wants power . Hunting small varmints can be done humanly with the 34.
For my taste, it is better to have it scoped .Find a scope that can absorb a rather strong recoil. (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2008
Plain finish on stock, the RWS 34 Diana air rifle is a good all round rifle. I found that the screws have a tendency to loosen but the rifle is very easy to cock and aim. Its also quite powerful. (read more)
Written on: 21/02/2008 by James Butler (18 reviews written)
Bought my Diana P34 from Pyramid Air 10-22-07. First mag.
German air gun I've bought. Not sure why I waited so long to
make the purchase but I'am glad I did. I can see why this
rifle is well received. At less than $ 200.00 delivered for German
quality you can't go wrong.
I own 5 air rifles. Three of them mags. This rifle is not the most
expensive but it is one of my favorites. If it wasn't so heavy it
would probably hit closer to the top of my collection.
Shooting this... (read more)
Written on: 11/01/2008 by RWS34shooter
Out of the box to the field for sighting in was not too hard. I bought the optional model with the RWS350 scope which is okay. I replaced the scope with a CenterPoint A/O 3-9-50 with red/green reticle. This scope is a added plus but having a hard time sighting in for a overall zero for a gammet of different loads.
The gun however like most springers was hard to cock at first but gets easier with time.
Not really much breaking in this rifle because it comes to you basically ready for... (read more)
Written on: 18/12/2007 by IowaNate (6 reviews written)
I think that the RWS 34 Diana Air Rifle has a nice finish, it has great balance, and good accuracy. I have had my Diana model 34 for about 8 years now. It is .177 caliber and does a great job at taking squirrels and rabbits out to 35 yards,(longest distance I have taken game with this rifle). As mentioned in some of the other reviews, this gun does appear to smooth out after a few hundred rounds. ( I have shot about 500 pellets through mine). I topped my 34 with a Daisy Powerline 3-9... (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2007 by jediclampet (1 review written)
I own an R1 and a Kodiak and the RWS 34 is every bit as fun to shoot, and at substantially less dollars. It has less cocking effort and less movement during the firing cycle. I'm actually hitting nail heads on the barn at a measured 34 yards.(scoped of course). It really likes JSB Exacts and Crosman Premiers. This is my first RWS purchase in .22 . At some point I may have it tuned but you know what they say..." If it ain't broke......". An excellent purchase and I may end up getting one in .177. (read more)
Written on: 10/12/2007 by rcritch (2 reviews written)
I found a .22 barrel at a gun show and I can tell you it has become one of my favorites since. The action smoothed right out and it shoots about 860 fps. I have a dampamount installed with a nice scope. It is a sure fire winner if you can drop the $399 I paid (actually fully decked out with sling, mounts, scope and new barrel this little baby is sitting at abut $800 now). (read more)
Written on: 03/12/2007 by kenr1979
I have owned my RWS Daina 34 for 2 years now and have used it for pest control, squirell hunting and general target practice with only iron sights. This air rifle is a pleasure to shoot, only it gets tiring to carry and cock after a while. (read more)
Written on: 12/11/2007 by Lay8neyetdaddy
Just received my Model 34. Decided to sight in the iron sights.
First I made sure all the screws were tight and then set the rear
sight in the middle of its adjustment. A target was placed 10 yds
away on the ground. I was laying on the ground and squezzed off the first shot. It hit 2 feet in front of the target. With the rear sight
elevated all the way up. It shot 3 inches below the 2 inch bullseye.
Mind you that's at 10 yds. Amarex said the barrel drops too much.
???. Send it back. At my... (read more)
Written on: 10/11/2007 by Todeshandler (1 review written)
This could be the best value I have ever experienced in firearms, and truly the most enjoyment I have had with a rifle. I expect to own the RWS Diana 34 for the long haul, very satisfied . This rifle looks awesome, the stock wood is plain but I think it's beautiful. I got the combo and I am impressed with the quality of the scope. I mounted it in a couple of minuets and dialed it in within 6 shots. The standard front sight could use some fiber optic upgrade, the rear sight although plastic... (read more)
Written on: 28/10/2007 by Johnwburns (3 reviews written)
Hey! it's a Diana. This gun is just too good for the value. As soon as you pick it up you can tell it is a classic. It shoots smooth and is very accurate. I mean very accurate. This gun shoots well out of the box, in open sights. This gun has great balance. I can group shots the size of a dime at 25 yards in the sitting position. This rifle is very powerful in it's class. I have the 460 Magnum in 22. cal. which is an extremely powerful rifle. I have fired both weapons into a telephone... (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2007 by OldDave (10 reviews written)
I got the .22 caliber version, and boy howdy you know when you've hit the target! It has excellent power and has reminded me what hold sensitivity means.
It takes some effort to cock so you wont be getting several shots off in rapid succession unless you're like Ahnold, but I'm good with that. My arm gets tired fairly quickly if I try to shoot several rounds too fast. This Model 34 hefts like a powder burner, and I think the addition of a sling would be advisable for any field treks.
I... (read more)
Written on: 14/07/2007 by Bella0000 (11 reviews written)
Money well spent. It is very dependable. A gun you enjoy showing to others and watching their face as they shoot it. Mine is a 22 cal and shocks most folks with its power. This gun is a great representative to bring others to air gunning. It dismisses the thought that some have that air guns are just for kids. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2007 by Dr Ralph (1 review written)
Buy one today... if you are contemplating a 1000 fps pellet rifle you can find nothing that can compete with this German made wundergun! Accuracy is through the roof and that's about the only way to judge a gun. If you can shoot you can hit with this thing out to 80 yards. No joke... buy one today. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2007 by termitekillr (1 review written)
I've had my mod 34 for 7ish years now. I have fired many pellets through it over the years and I am very pleased with the gun. I only wish I would have tried it in .22 cal. (mine is .177). I squirrel hunt with it with great results though. I put a Burris 3x9 air gun scope on it, which cost more than the gun, but I think a good scope is 1 of the 3 major factors in having a air rifle to do serious hunting with. The other 2 being good quality pellets, and practice. As far as pellets go, my gun... (read more)
Written on: 18/06/2007 by tcarcher15 (1 review written)
Overall a great gun! Good gun for your money. Also the trigger is a little tough not too bad, it doesn't bother me in the slightest. Cocking this rifle is tougher than some people expect, I figured it would be tough cause the rifle is heavy. My RWS 34 is a finely made rifle (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2007 by vinceb (46 reviews written)
There's really no good reason to avoid the RWS34. It's reliable, well made, and backed by a decent warranty. But it just doesn't have that much to recommend it, either.
The appearance of the rifle does not disappoint. The metalwork and machining are excellent, the woodwork a notch below that. The sights are simple but robust (non-fiberoptic).
It's a bit on the heavy side and surprisingly hard to cock given the power level (a little lower than something like a Gamo Shadow or a Crosman... (read more)
Written on: 12/04/2007 by Sweet William (2 reviews written)
Just got this rifle about 5 days ago, so can't comment about reliability. On the other hand, this thing LOOKS like it should outlast me (except, maybe, for the plastic parts). I was immediately impressed by how well made it seemed to be. A bit long and a bit heavy, but BUILT. I'm relatively new to airguns, but have about four decades of experience with firearms. I have recently purchased several air rifles and pistols, but I have to say this is the one that has impressed me the most. ... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2007 by braulio1493 (7 reviews written)
I've had this rifle for over a year now and I decided that its time to write up a good review about it. I got this rifle by cobraairguns.com and do suggest that if your going to get it, to get it from this website. This rifle is very accurate (up to 90 yards with the scope). This rifle is a breeze to cock and load, anyone can do it. My friend has a FX GLADIATOR which is very expensive, and I personally like this one better because of its power (1000 fps).
One thing that I wished that I... (read more)
Written on: 24/01/2007 by tennman (2 reviews written)
This was the first "springer" rifle I have owned. I wanted a high quality entry level rifle and from everything I read the model 34 Diana was a great rifle for the money. I shot for a few days with iron sights and was disappointed with my groups. I thought that a scope would help but that only made matters worse. Since I was a novice at spring air rifles, I called and spoke to a technical rep from the company I bought the rifle from. He gave me some very helpful information, especially... (read more)
Written on: 22/12/2006 by Gamo177shadow1000 (4 reviews written)
I bought my RWS 34 in .177 in October of 2006, I am very pleased with it so far. I have shot around 1500-1600 pellets through it now and it is a very quality. From the first shot I was amazed that it didn't crack or have the report of having too much lube in the compression chamber, which was really nice. I recieved the rifle on Halloween night of this year, I bought it online. From an initial quality standpoint it is the best rifle I have ever held and shot. I have had in the past a... (read more)
Written on: 22/11/2006 by Sifu456 (61 reviews written)
The RWS/Diana 34 has always been a rifle that I thought was a bargain of excellent quailty in material to make it. Its always been kinda rough and in need of tuning was the report. I used a cheap 4x32 Gamo scope and mount combo the rifle has a built in metal scope stop and indentions for 3rd party ss. Some complain about the 34s ability to hold a scope I didn't have a problem bc I went 1 piece but didn't really have problem with the cheap Gamo setup. The RWs 34 does recoil harder then most... (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2006 by kiwishooter (23 reviews written)
I brought my RWS 34 Diana 22cal and I am thrilled with the gun because it is even better than my Gamo 1000 22cal. Let's do some comparison with my Gamo 22cal.
Firstly, both of the guns are 22cal.
Build quality - Gamo came with plastic body and steel barrel. The RWS 34 Diana came with hard wood body and steel barrel and auto safety.
Accuracy - when it comes to accuracy, RWS 34 Diana is slightly more accurate than Gamo shadow 1000. At 20 yards distance I could get better accuracy with open... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2006 by Crimson Sky (1 review written)
My RWS 34 Diana .22 caliber came packaged in a brown cardboard box with no padding other than some Styrofoam inserts. One would think that this finely crafted rifle would warrant better packaging. Initial inspection proved that it had arrived safely, with no mars, dings or scratches on the metal parts. Bluing was beautiful and nicely polished. A recoil pad is sorely needed on this model, even if the price is raised a few bucks. The stock was well made, although the finish on the Beech wood... (read more)
Written on: 09/06/2006 by JerryL99 (2 reviews written)
I bought a RWS 34 Diana in .22 Cal. put a RWS C-Mount on it and a better RWS scope the 300. (very very nice scope compared to the 350 scope) Sighted right in and is powerful. Have about 300 shots through it so far . Got the whole deal for 275.00 ( that scope is a reg 160.00 - 180.00 scope got it for 90.00
I was so impressed that I found another 34 in .177 on sale it was the combo only differance is that it has the RWS cheaper scope (350) gun also is great but same feelings about it... (read more)
Written on: 26/05/2006 by herm (1 review written)
Although this RWS 34 Diana is an entry level adult rifle it is still top quality if compared to other cheap guns. Mine is .177and is the older model with the steel trigger and guard. I find Gamo Pro magnums and Gamo TS 10 pellet work the best for me I can shoot inch groupings at 45 metres with a BSA .22/air rifle scope. (read more)
Written on: 24/05/2006 by Westmanor03
I bought my RWS 34 Diana about 3 weeks ago. At first I wasnt sure whether it was the gun or the scope that was a little off. Shot for shot was maybe about 2 inches back and forth. But since then I have put a couple hundred shots on the gun ( breaking it in) and dialed in the scope and the accuracy and precision is dead on. I put 4 holes yesterday at 25 yards inside a dime. Shot a squirrel off a brick wall at 50 yards and he didnt get up. Killed some bunnies and cats and could not be happier.... (read more)
Written on: 09/03/2006 by sportytj (5 reviews written)
Real adult airgun that comes in .177,.20,.22 I went 5.5mm because they seem to be out of stock everywhere I looked must be something to this. You just can't go wrong with German quality at this price I figure the RWS 34 Diana will last a lifetime not many things you can say that about. Pwr is perfect for me the Sheridan .20 I have seemed like a lot at 675fps this RWS is rated at 800 in .22cal and 1000 in .177. Dead on accuracy, pwr, looks A+ there's only one other gun I'd like to own R9... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2006 by dbootsjr
My RWS 34 Diana shot good the first day I had it I busted a penny in half at 40 feet. All the shoots were in the group (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2005 by Pedro Laia (12 reviews written)
After 12 years of owning my RWS 34 Diana air rifle, it is still showing it's brute force in cocking and shooting, completely trespassing soup cans at variable distances.
The weight of it can be a little heavy for younger shooters.
The sights are also very well built and effective.
The aesthetics in my opinion makes this gun look very slender, smooth and beautiful.
About durability... I had it repaired for the first time yesterday after 12 years, for de-rusting the barrel a little bit, and to... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2005 by Pedro Laia (12 reviews written)
I own a RWS 34 Diana air rifle 0.22 and a Norica Marvic Style cal. 0.177. I have had my Diana for 12 years (purchased in 1993), and I'm very happy with it.
Since it was my first air rifle, and I could only use it 3 or 4 times a year in the holidays; it is only in the last few years I have managed to have my accuracy reasonably improved.
First it's an extremely well built air rifle, undoubtedly with superior quality amongst the other manufacturers. The superior quality is present in almost... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2005 by rob3dr (18 reviews written)
I got my RWS 34 Diana on close out for $115 and for that price, I couldn't be happier.
The gun handles well and has good power using both 7.9gr and 10.5gr Premiers. The 7.9gr shoot at about 900fps while the 10.5 shoot at around 820fps.
Accuracy is good out to 30 yards, but that is about the upper limit of this gun. I'm sure there are those out there that have shot at longer distances, but 30 yards is where I stop with this gun. At that distance, on a good day I can get nickel sized... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2005 by thevinoman (3 reviews written)
Brought the RWS 34 Diana home today and couldn't be happier. Fired 50 rounds and with a slight amount of sight calibration, was putting everything within one inch at 15 meters. Well made, probably going to put a scope on it at some point, but, we'll see. This is a terrific airgun at a very reasonable price. (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2005 by skycrab99 (1 review written)
OK guys! Just bought my first spring airgun, a RWS 34 in .22, a couple of days ago. I have been shooting all my life and started two decades ago with a Daisy 880 I shot tens of thousands of times before it died from exhaustion. Here are my impressions as a spring gun novice, and I welcome anyone to tell me where I'm wrong, what to expect, etc. I wanted a spring gun for the few times when I would be places that a .22 LR wouldn't be welcome. Also, I just got back into squirrel hunting last... (read more)
Written on: 13/08/2005 by sonic07 (19 reviews written)
I have the D34- .22 since May 2005, it's another beautiful air rifle is made by Diana. Excellent quality as expected from Diana. I was amazed with the D34 barrel how straight it is. After zeroing the open sight. I took 3 shots at 1/4" bullseye paper target at 40ft and wow the 3 shots went in dead centre, all in one hole. I was so amazed with this rifle. (read more)