Diana as a brand is German in origin, hailing from Mayer and Grammelspacher dating back to 1890, and the company certainly has a colourful history. The Model 27 first saw light of day way back in 1910; although its early form followed the basic blueprint of the day, with no forend to speak of, just the butt section. Sold around the world under various guises (namely Original, Beeman, Hy-Score, and Milbro) it’s all part of the identity crisis suffered by Mayer and Grammelspacher through two world wars!

Features include an adjustable rear sight and also an adjustable breech bolt, with a lockable adjuster.

The Model 27 is relatively low-powered, with 400 and 600fps quoted as rough guides for midweight pellets for .22 and .177 respectively.