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What Semi-autos shoot 7.62x54R?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DMK, Nov 30, 2005.

  1. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    The ones I can think of: Russian SVT (38 and 40), Romanian Romak(RPK), and then there's the Chinese TIGR ($$) and Russian Dragonov ($$$$).

    Any I'm missing?

    Anybody have a Romak they'd like to sell? :)
  2. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

  3. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Ooh, that's nice. I wonder if any of those were ever imported.

    Now I remember reading in Shotgun News that the Iraqis have a pretty decent version of the Draganov too. They'll probably all get crushed. :banghead:
  4. Gun Wielding Maniac

    Gun Wielding Maniac Well-Known Member

    As a note, the Romanian Romak as you call it is actually known as the PSL. Romak is the commercial name for it. There is also the Iraqi SVD version... Can't remember its name. It was unique though.
  5. Kurush

    Kurush Well-Known Member

    There were early SKS prototypes in 7.62x54R, also there's the SV98 sniper rifle and the SVU sniper rifle.

    There are also semiauto conversions of the PKM, DP-28, and PM M1910 either being made or pending ATF approval.

    Yes, M76s have been imported, but only in 8mm AFAIK (as parts kits).
  6. grimjaw

    grimjaw Well-Known Member

    DMK, that cartridge has been interesting me ever since I saw the Mosin Nagant rifles, but I still haven't taken the bait. I did shop around for Romaks/PSL's, and you can occasionally find decent deals on GunBroker.

  7. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    There were some fantastic light machine guns in 54R, including the reliable DP M-27/DPM and the Finnish "Lahti." I've always wanted a semiauto version of the DP-27 to clean house at the range :D
  8. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    Yes in the early '90s. Wanted and should have gotten a 7.62X51 version back then but I slacked off.
  9. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    I was just looking earlier at a post turned up by a search on one of the other forums. The guy had a pic of a Russian, Romanian, Chinese and Yugo rifle. It was a very nice collection.
  10. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    I agree that it is an interesting cartridge, I believe the oldest rifle cartridge still in service. The fact that there is so much very decent ammo available for ultra low cost makes it even more attractive. I must have about 10K and I still don't even have some from all the countries available although I do have a very wide variety.

    With 7.62x39 getting so pricy and hard to find, this is starting to look like a very attractive alternative for cheap semi-auto fun.
  11. Domino

    Domino Well-Known Member

    The name of the Iraqi SVD varient is the Al Kadesiah, and yes they are destroying them on a massive scale :banghead:

  12. karlsgunbunker

    karlsgunbunker Well-Known Member

    I just bought a Romanian FPK Paratrooper from SOG for about $600 delivered.
    18" barrel. Feels like an AK on steroids.

  13. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member


    I second your :banghead: and add my own :banghead: :banghead:

    Gotta love our gobment. I see those piles of burning rifles and just have to conclude our military is led by some of the most idiotic people on the green earth. It's beyond stupid. It's almost profanely wasteful. When I contrast that to the careful revival of all the old Mosin receivers and captured Soviet weapons by the Finns, I just shake my head. We really are a wasteful, arrogant nation sometimes. I very much doubt the insurents are destroying the arms they get from us or the Iraqi military.
  14. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Those Paras look really cool. I can't find them for sale anywhere anymore.
  15. KriegHund

    KriegHund Well-Known Member

    Wasnt ther an egyprian rifle...

    The hashish, or hajjaj, or some such like that?
  16. Harry Tuttle

    Harry Tuttle Well-Known Member

    Russian Veprs were made by Molot in 54R
  17. dfaugh

    dfaugh Well-Known Member

    You're thinking of the "Hakim"...that gun fired 8mm Mauser..cool gun, I want one.
  18. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Really? Same gun as the 7.62x39 Veprs we see here in the US?
  19. Domino

    Domino Well-Known Member

    The Hakim was a Swedish design originally called the AG-42b and it fired the notorious 6.5X55 swede. The machinary was sold to the Egyptians and they produced the rifle in 8X57 and named it the "Hakim."



    I have a Hakim and I like it very well but, it only seems to want to extract the steel-cased Romanian surplus as any brass cased ammo will typically FTE.
    My father believes he may have ruined the weapon using surplus, corrosive 8mm machine gun ammunition but, it still is able to shoot the Romanian ammunition reliably and accurately.

    Hakims are a little expensive these days but you can probably find one on gunbroker or something.
  20. thereisnospoon

    thereisnospoon Well-Known Member

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