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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 8:19 pm Reply with quote
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I have a Geco 50 .177, and would like to know if anyone can enlighten me as to its histiory, It has Germany stamped on it has a tap loading system and is an under lever cocker, i was told that maybe rws was selling them, rifle has to be over 20 yrs old, shoots very accuratly at about 700 fps with cp's
any info wuold be appreciated


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Geco was bought out by Dynamit Nobel in 1959. I believe they were a remarketer of Diana products, but in any event, Dynamit Nobel is a part of Mayer and Grammelspacher- i.e. Dianawerks Airguns, still in Germany.

Apparently, like virtually everything Diana has bought up/accumulated over the years, they kept the numeric model scheme going. Your "50" should be the same gun as a Diana Model 50- which was discontinued in 1965 or thereabouts. According to data on it, it had 5 different variations. If you have one with the Geco name on it, it is likely one of the first two versions, both of which had a fixed-post/blade type front sight (instead of a hooded sight). They are not terribly valuable apparently- maybe $200 in great condition.

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Geco 50 
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Thanks Eric, when I bought the gun from Roz Sumpter way back whenever, I paid extra for match sights, don't think it had any when he got it, i have just shot it occasionally, and kept it clean and oiled, it is a beaut, Roz retired to Tenn. and i beleive he host a twice monthly FT Shoot at his place, I just read he has 3 national titles, I am going to call him tommorow , would like to see his face when he answers.
Love that gun
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Could you describe the stock and cocking lever on your 50? 
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I have a Diana 50E from the 1950's. The 50 series went through some design changes over the years. I believe they were made up until the 80's. For example, the Winchester-branded "450" was sold in the late 60's. Earlier guns like mine have a solid cocking lever with a slight schnabel forearm tip. Later ones have a stamped lever, some extending beyond the stock. At the end they were even parkerized and look like military trainers.

These guns have leather seals. It's a good idea to get some pure silicone oil (a hobby shop is a good source) and put a few drops into the loading port, then stand it on it's butt for a while to keep the seal pliable.

Not great powerhouses but definetly classy old guns.
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