Semi-Automatic 7.62x54R Rifles


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Aaryq
July 28, 2008, 10:25 PM
Howdy, folks.
I'm curious as to if there is a rifle that meets this criteria out there on the market.

Non-Milsurp
Non-Dragunov style
Semi-Automatic
Detachable Magazine Fed
7.62x54R

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yesit'sloaded
July 28, 2008, 10:29 PM
I do believe that Valmet made a hunting rifle in 7.62x54r that was a semi. Might have been Drag- style though.

yesit'sloaded
July 28, 2008, 10:35 PM
Found a 1940 Hungarian sporting rifle.
http://www.adamsguns.com/1161.jpg looks like it was built on an SVT frame.

Ash
July 28, 2008, 11:22 PM
The Hungarian is still a milsurp, being a sporterized SVT. I cannot think of a single semi-auto 7.62x54r that is not either based on the SVT, the SVD, or PSL. There are lever guns, of course, as well as double rifles, but no commercial 7.62x54r that is not based on one of the three actions.

Ash

rangerruck
July 29, 2008, 01:29 AM
no, they will all be milsurp.
unless remmy did a very early version for the Russians, about 100 yrs ago.

rangerruck
July 29, 2008, 01:30 AM
svt 40 or 44 is about as close as I can think, looks mostly like what is in the pic.

Drgong
July 29, 2008, 01:42 AM
Never know, perhaps someone would build one.

Shame the tigr rifle is so dang expensive, though it is based off the Dragunov setup, and not what you are looking for.

Vaarok
July 29, 2008, 02:36 AM
There's Saigas in 7.62x54R available in Russia/Eastern Europe. That's it.

shevrock
July 29, 2008, 03:25 AM
Their may be a kit to switch a sks to 7.62x54r somewhere.

rangerruck
July 29, 2008, 05:05 AM
I have heard that the Stg-2000's are supposedly coming out with two other variants; a 308 and the above. But so far, just hearsay.

Ash
July 29, 2008, 08:29 AM
Those would still be AK's, and in this case, PSL's with different clothing (I wonder if the front sight would be mounted over the gas port or on the barrel?). They might have shorter barrels like the paratroopers of old, though. In any case, they aren't Dragunov-based, but I assume that includes the PSL which has the same look.

That's kind of the problem, though. I can't think of any commercial self-loading actions that would generally be suitable for 7.62x54r because of the rim. I suppose you could modify an M14-based rifle, but that would mean completely new magazines or adapting the M14 to PSL mags.

But man that would be an expensive rifle.

Ash

Cmdr. Gravez0r
July 29, 2008, 10:19 AM
Their may be a kit to switch a sks to 7.62x54r somewhere.

Not possible. Also SKS action is not strong enough.

max popenker
July 29, 2008, 10:58 AM
there is at least one Russian semi-auto rifle in 7.62x54R which is NOT based on any military design - the Berkut-2M (http://www.kbptula.ru/eng/sphu/hunt/berkut.htm)
But good luck finding one overseas :evil:

rangerruck
July 29, 2008, 12:01 PM
actually I found another; the Izmash Medved 3 or 4.
http://www.izhmash.ru/eng/product/medved.shtml

Clipper
July 29, 2008, 04:03 PM
actually I found another; the Izmash Medved 3 or 4.

The ad copy states it's chambered in a Russian 7.62X51, not 7.62X54R...

Ash
July 29, 2008, 11:59 PM
The Medved is a Dragunov.

Ash

rangerruck
July 30, 2008, 12:44 AM
it says 762.51 russian. So you can bet your life , with 100% assurity, if it is made in Russia, and is based on a Drag platform, they will chamber it in
762.54.

Ash
July 30, 2008, 09:44 AM
The Medved is indeed 7.62x54r as well as 9.3mm.

Ash

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