Interesting Diana Factory Video Tour
It’s always interesting to take an inside look at where our favorite airguns are manufactured. So this Diana factory video tour will be watched with enthusiasm by all the many Diana fans out there!
Below. Assembling a T06 trigger.
Diana is the brand name given to the airguns manufactured for many years by the German company Mayer & Grammelspacher GmbH & Co. KG. The company was founded as far back as 1890 in Rastatt, then in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg in South-Western Germany, not far from the border with France.
In recent years, the company has received a complete make-over. It’s now called DIANA GmbH & Co. KG and is part of the GSG (German Sport Guns) group. And the sparkling new factory is now located about 240 miles further North in the town of Ense. This is near to the Ruhr, yet out in a very pleasant semi-rural location (below).
As you’ll see in this video, no effort has been spared to create a state-of-the-art facility to house the Diana headquarters. Everything is so new and clean that it looks as if you really could eat off of the floor!
Steve Scialli’s video is a real epic at 1 hour 10 minutes long. So you’re going to get settled down with a coffee in an easy chair before watching. It really is worth watching throughout.
Below. Springer assembly takes place on a bench in the traditional fashion.
Our host for this Diana factory video tour is Markus Dombrowski, he’s the international Sales Manager for both Diana and GSG products. Markus does a great job of explaining everything about the factory and its products. He also does a great job of answering all Steve’s probing questions…
It’s fascinating to see how the production of firearms and airguns takes place in the Ense factory, right alongside each other. As with many airgun companies, Diana sources most of its parts from local, specialist, manufacturers. In this case that’s other German companies. The parts are then assembled in the Ense factory by Diana employees.
You’ll see some first glimpses of the forthcoming new Diana XR200 PCP air rifle being assembled. This in-house design was first seen by HAM readers in our report from the 2022 SHOT Show. Now it’s clearly moving into production!
HAM plans to bring you a comprehensive review of the XR200 as soon as we receive a sample. But one feature of the design is the extra-large magazine well in the breech to allow for the use of long slugs.
So, sit back, watch this Diana factory video tour below.
Then take a look at the Diana website to see the latest about the company’s products!