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New Romanian PSL-54C 7.62x54

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jpwilly, Oct 17, 2007.

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  1. jpwilly

    jpwilly Member

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    Just got one of the New Romanian PSL-54c Rifles. Came with a cleaning kit, 3 piece cleaning rod, oiler, PSO-1 scope, scope pouch, 2 10rnd mags, 4 mag pouch, and of course the rifle. Here it is...just needs cleaned up. I'll post a range report.

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  2. SomeKid

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    Looks really good. What did it set you back?
     
  3. SpeedAKL

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    Awesome! A Dragunov/PSL is definitely on my list of guns to acquire eventually.
     
  4. nwilliams

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    Nice looking gun, congrats!

    BTW did you pick that up at J&G by any chance;)
     
  5. jpwilly

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    Yes...got it at J&G for $749! I figured I should get one while they are in stock. Lost out on too many deals in the past sitting on the fence.
     
  6. SomeKid

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    $750? DAMN! I wish I had the money for that!
     
  7. LeibstandarteAdH

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    Best Mil-surp semi auto value for the money these days that wont turn out to be a POS are these in my opinion. Just make sure it dosent have the Y axis hole welded over...

    knock knock... heh
     
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    I saw one of those at the last gun show. Drooled of course.

    Now I was under the impression those are SVD's...?
     
  9. esmith

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    No sks?
     
  10. jpwilly

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    No, they aren't Dragunov SVD's but they are capable of similar accuracy and shoot the same 7.62x54R round. The Romanian PSL's are different designs read up on them here think of an upsized AK with a better trigger and your on the right track. SVD's from Russia cost around $5K now...the Chineese model is around $2500 YIKES!

    SKS's are good deals especially the Yugos for $150ish. I have both a Yugo SKS and a NIB Norinco SKS that I'm not planning on shooting anytime soon. Of course I have the obligitory AR's and and an AK...this kinda rounds out the collection. Did I mention 3 Mosin Nagant live with me too? Just picked up 3 cases of the Bulgarian Light Ball Surplus (900rnds) from J&G to help feed them.
     
  11. Bartkowski

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    +1

    I don't know about anyone else, but I could have a few sks's for the price of that gun.

    Sure is a nice looking gun though.
     
  12. KINGMAX

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    sweet

    sweet
     
  13. Ash

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    You could get several SKS's for that price, but they are not a current-issue DM rifle firing the 7.62x54R round with optics made by IOR-Valdada.

    Ash
     
  14. LeibstandarteAdH

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    Exactly. But maybe the SKS means so much less to me just because they are all around. When the SKS was 79$ unissued out the door a few years ago back when i was first getting into the game, it was without a doubt the best surplus rifle value. These days at $210 or so for a similar condition SKS ill pass. Thats getting into WASR teritory and id spend the extra 90$ for an AK.

    I still think the PSL-54's are the best mil surp for the money at $750 with all the trimmings (scope, small parts, ect..)
    Especially sience its a current issue high powered rifle round that is still not any more expensive than 7.62x39 in terms of what it eats.
     
  15. doubleg

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    I would love to go hunting with one of those. :D
     
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    I hope to get one eventually, but I've heard bad things about some of them being put together out of spare parts and passed off as imports. Wasn't there also some stink with the BATF over a batch of them?
     
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    Ya, there was a stink. Century recalled a bunch of PSLs that they imported direct from the factory in romania. Mine was amongst the recalls; I sent it in and got a rifle back with a pinned on flash hider and ground down bayonet lug. I was pretty steamed because now I can't use a bipod that attaches to the bayonet and clean the little gap between the crown and back of the flash hider. On the plus side the rifle I got back had better metal finish. I don't know about you but I think the stock trigger on the PSLs is as bad as any AKs. I got an adjustable one from Redstar Arms and it functions vastly better than the stock trigger. I highly recommend their triggers in any AK type rifle.
     
  19. Dr.Rob

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    Shotgun news has a great write up on these in the Nov. 5th issue. Not it's not an SVD, but it looks like it.
     
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    How is the build quality on these lately?
     
  21. jpwilly

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    First, the PSL-54c is not a kit but is built in Romania for Export. While Romak III's RPK's were often Marked "Dragunov" were often kits. This rifle is solid straight and tight. The trigger on my example breaks clean and isn't overly heavy but it's not a match or adjustable trigger either. Yes, it is very similar to my Tapco G2 single hook trigger in my Lancaster AKM. It's not gritty but does have some creap a clean break and plenty of overtravel. After cleaning, oiling and greasing the bolt guides etc...the action is very smooth.
    The bayonett lug is still there on mine and the muzzle break is perminately pinned.

    The Romaninan PSL won't win any prizes for finish quality as they don't sport the most beautiful metal finish I've ever seen. It had only a few minor scratches too. After wiping it down with some CLP finish was very dark and even. It could look like a million with a can of park and then black guncoat.

    I haven't shot it yet but have rolled up some handloads, picked up some Wolf, S&B, and have a couple types of surplus to try out. All of the bullets are 147gr to 150gr - it isn't reccommended to shoot heavy ball in them because of to much recoil. I think an extra power recoil spring would probably solve this if Wolff makes them?
     
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    Congratulations on your aquisition, but remember not to put yellow-tip through 'em, you can do bad things using heavy ball ammo. 150ish grain ammo only.
     
  23. KBintheSLC

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    Gorgeous looking rifle. That would be one to add to the case. I have always liked the Druganov style... I liked it so much that I turned my .22 into a knock-off. Your rifle looks almost exactly like one of the Soviet originals. Have fun with it, and tell us how it shoots.

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  24. DMK

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    Someone here (Century Arms) is putting US made parts on these so they abide by 9.22(r), no?

    BTW, what are the US made parts on these? Obviously, the furniture isn't domestic.
     
  25. elmerfudd

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    I don't think 922r applies to them. They don't really have many evil features.
     
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