Century Arms PSL Sporter 7.62×54 24.5” Dragunov Clone Sniper Rifle PSL-54

SOLD FOR: $1,851

WOA#: WY240318JM007

Make: Century Arms

Model:  PSL Sporter

Serial Number: PSL00732

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 7.62x54R

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Barrel Length: 24.5”, 26.75” with muzzle device

Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post and the rear sight is a “U” notched sliding leaf sight marked from “1 – 12” and “P”. The top of the dust cover is mounted with a picatinny rail with a Redfield Revolution Four Plex 3-9×40 scope.  The Duplex Crosshair Reticle sight picture is clear.  There is an extra picatinny on the left side of the scope mount.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The current stock is a Black Horse Arsenal length of pull stock set. The buttstock is a skeletonized polymer thumbhole stock with cheek piece, polymer smooth buttplate, sling bar, and adjustable LOP.  The LOP measures 13 7/8” from the front of the trigger to the back of the stock. The handguard is two piece vented polymer with a sling loop on the left side of the nose cap.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  There is a small nick on the left side of the upper handguard.  There is some very light handling wear on the buttstock.

This rifle also comes with its original set of wood furniture in Excellent condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Four 10rd Waffle magazines in Very Good condition.

Type of Finish:  Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is some minor fouling in the grooves.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows light operation wear on the action.  There is thinning on some of the leading edges along with scattered light scratches on the dust cover and receiver.  The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance requirements.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its attached scope as mentioned above, total of four magazines, its original set of furniture, LOP adjustment wrench, Black Horse Arsenal document of origin, and Redfield Scope Box.

Our Assessment:  Okay, let’s get this out of the way: the PSL 54 is not the same as the Dragunov. Two different countries, two “slightly” different marksman rifles. Yes, they have similar thin, long barrels and wood furniture that includes thumbhole stocks and AK-style controls, but the PSL came second and took inspiration from the Dragunov sniper rifle. They’re not the same guns. They do use the same 7.62x54R caliber. Another big difference between what some consider warring cousins are the receivers. The PSL is made like its mini-me (the AKM) with stamped receivers versus Russia’s machined receivers for its Dragunov rifles. As it is, the PSL isn’t something to snub your nose at. These rifles were originally issued to the best marksman in each platoon, trained and tasked with engaging high value targets while also providing general fire support. Today, this Cold War era Com Bloc sniper rifle offers both practical uses and historic significance to whoever wins this lot. It’s a rugged and reliable design that you want in your collection! Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Century Arms PSL Sporter 7.62x54 24.5” Dragunov Clone Sniper Rifle PSL-54
Century Arms PSL Sporter 7.62×54 24.5” Dragunov Clone Sniper Rifle PSL-54