RWS Model 48 .177 Sidelever

RWS Model 48 .177 Sidelever
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Sale Price: $379.00
Compared at: $492.15
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Manufacturer: RWS


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Not for the faint hearted, the Model 48 RWS air rifle is impressive in both performance and appearance. Its tremendous power is generated by a robust spring piston power plant cocked by a side lever action that shoots .177 caliber pellets up to 1100 feet per second. The substantial one-piece stock allows for comfortable offhand shooting and the precision rifled, fixed barrel system is loaded via the sliding breech opening. Other features of the RWS 48 include an adjustable trigger, adjustable rear sight, and automatic safety.


Barrel Length
Overall Length
8.5 lbs
Spring Piston
Single Shot
up to 1100 fps

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Reviewed by Walliford177
Walliford177 bought "RWS Model 48 .177 Sidelever" on our website
02/18/2018 - 04:28:15 PM
Brutal Beauty
My RWS Model 48 arrived in perfect condition.

On my five acres of undulating desert land, I have a challenging field target course. The nearest target, a raven with a 1/2 inch kill zone, is 20 yards from my bench. Ninety downhill yards away is a rat with a 1.5" kill zone. In between the raven and rat are squirrels, elk, possums, and zombies with kill zones ranging from 1/2 inch to 1.5 inches.

Only three rifles have hit the 90 yard rat during the first five-round session: a Diana K98 Mauser .177; a Walther LGU .22, and this brutal beauty, my RWS Model 48 in .177.

I love this rifle! I hit all 30 field targets, many on the first attempt. One inch lollipops set at 35 yards exploded into bright dust when hit by the JSBs. My 48 is shooting the 10.34 pellets at 890-896 fps after one-half tin. The firing sequence is manageable. The trigger is allows for a predictable, clean break.

So much fun for so little money! The UTG 10x44mm scope, UTG DNT06 mount, and Hawke rings are holding up to the recoil. Zero remains constant.

I am a springer fan through and through, so the noticeable cocking effort is what I expected. I know the gun will ease up after break-in. I was pleased that the firing sequence is smooth enough to maintain follow through. A relaxed hold is best for accuracy in my 48.

AoA has the best deal in the Universe for the RWS Model 48.

Five stars deserved for high fun factor, quality build, power, accuracy, and high aesthetic appeal.
Reviewed by rjpjnk
03/01/2017 - 07:29:59 AM
Soots great but no Diana logo
The gun is great, but the one I received does not have the name Diana or the famous Lady emblem on it, just RWS. The video on this site shows a Diana version. After some research I found they are all made in the same Diana factory, but I was disappointed that the ones sold by AoA do not bare the Diana logo.
08/16/2012 - 08:12:00 PM
RWS model 48
Just wanted to let you know that I'm really impressed with this gun--both in it's quality and the way you tested, packed, and shipped it.

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