Welcome to Jimmie Dee’s Airguns new blog page!

Originally hosted on Facebook, we have decided to migrate to our own independent website. With our own website we will have much more control over the formatting of articles as well as the ability to add menu links for every pistol and rifle that we add. This alone is a huge advantage over what Facebook has to offer and will be of significant benefit to our readers.

But don’t worry, we intend to keep our Facebook page and post regular updates from here to there. So you will still receive updates directly to your newsfeed as usual except that when you click on them, they will open in your browser instead of Facebook.

Please bear with us whilst we migrate our articles, guides and photographs across to our new platform.

Happy shooting!

Jimmie Dee

Featured post

Hy-Score 800C “Target Model” Air Pistol (1948 to 1961)

The Hy-Score 800C “Target Model” air pistol is a U.S. designed air pistol that was manufactured by the Hy-Score Arms Company from 1948 to 1961. Although production ended in 1961, it was still available to purchase until about 1970. Continue reading “Hy-Score 800C “Target Model” Air Pistol (1948 to 1961)”

Leading-in a barrel. What is it and why you need to do it…

I’m sure many will have heard the term leading-in a barrel. Or perhaps you’ve heard of it without realising by being told to run-in a new air rifle by shooting a tin of pellets through it. I have heard this many times over but never seen any documented evidence of this. So I thought I’d have a go at recording the effect in practise. Continue reading “Leading-in a barrel. What is it and why you need to do it…”

Diana (Milbro) Mark IV / G4 (1950 to 1977)

The Diana (Milbro) Mark IV or G4 air pistol is an over-lever air pistol that is similar to the EM-GE Zenith. The Mark IV was available with a rifled barrel as the G4, or a smoothbore barrel which was designated the G4S. It was manufactured by Milbro from 1950 to 1977 and available in a blued finish with wooden stock. Continue reading “Diana (Milbro) Mark IV / G4 (1950 to 1977)”

Diana (Milbro) Mod 2 / G2 (circa 1965 to 1982)

This is the later, plastic gripped, variant of the Diana (Milbro) Mod 2. The air pistol was also known as the Diana G2 or Milbro G2 according to advertisements and packaging. They were manufactured by Milbro from about 1965 to 1982 and were available in blued or nickel-plated finishes. Continue reading “Diana (Milbro) Mod 2 / G2 (circa 1965 to 1982)”

The Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman Air Rifle (Pneumatic) (1948 to 1951)

Back in October of 2017, I came across this Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman pneumatic air rifle in a closed bid auction. The condition was unknown, however, as I already have a few Challengers in the collection and had recently written about the rifle in the pneumatic pistol article, I thought I would have a punt. Continue reading “The Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman Air Rifle (Pneumatic) (1948 to 1951)”

At the range with the Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman (pneumatic) Air Rifle!

Down at the range today putting this 70 year old Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman pneumatic rifle through her paces. I was actually very pleased with how the restoration has turned out. She is grouping within a 50 pence piece at 25 yards with open sights. That’s not bad considering her age and my poor eyesight! Continue reading “At the range with the Challenger Arms Corporation Plainsman (pneumatic) Air Rifle!”

Friedrich Langenhan and the Langenhan Dolla Air Pistols

This article will unveil the origins of the humble Dolla air pistol. We will discover the five variations of this air pistol, its manufacturers and some interesting personal relationships between them with Friedrich Langenhan central above all others. A story spanning two world wars which ultimately ends with the Soviet invasion of east Germany in 1945. Continue reading “Friedrich Langenhan and the Langenhan Dolla Air Pistols”

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