Romanian FPK Dragunov 7.62×54 24” Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle PSL w/ Scope


WOA#: WY240124WP002

Make: Romania

Model:  FPK Dragunov

Serial Number: KR0783

Year of Manufacture: 1974-Present

Caliber: 7.62x54R

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The bottom of the receiver is marked “KR0873 / FPK DRAGUNOV / 7.62X54R / MADE IN / ROMANIA / TG KNOX TN”.  The rear of the receiver is marked “07447”.  The scope is marked “nocn / 8×42 / MADE IN / BELARUS / No 1103677”.  The muzzle brake is marked “07447”.

Barrel Length:  24”.  26.25” with fixed muzzle device

Sights / Optics:  The front sight is an adjustable post and the rear sight is a “U” notched sliding sight escalator marked from “1 – 12” and “P”. There is a scope rail on the left side of the receiver. The scope is a POSP 8×42 Scope. The sight picture is clear.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The furniture set is wood. The buttostock is a thumbhole stock with sling ring, raised comb with slight cant for cheek, metal buttplate, and bakelite cap at the bottom of the grip. The handguard is two piece vented wood with sling ring on the left side of the nosecap.  There is a barrel band with a bayonet lug on the bottom.  There is no handguard furniture.  The LOP measures 12.50” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate.  The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: One 10rd Waffle magazine in Excellent condition.

Type of Finish:  Black

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no visible erosion in the bore. In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 9/10.  There is some minor fouling in the grooves.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal operation wear overall.  Most of the finish wear is on the edges of the scope rail, edges of the bolt carrier, and the safety lever. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent 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 a total of one magazine, its attached scope as mentioned above with objective lens POSP cover and eye piece, and scope manual, with a scope cover/case.

Our Assessment:The Romanian FPK Dragunov, commonly referred to as the PSL (Pusca Semiautomata cu Luneta), is a semi-automatic sniper rifle that has carved its niche in military history. Despite often being mistaken for the Soviet SVD Dragunov due to its visual similarities, the PSL is a distinct design that originates from Romania. Developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, the PSL was built to fulfill the need for a long-range precision rifle within the Romanian armed forces and has been used extensively since.

The PSL operates on a gas-operated action and is chambered for the 7.62×54mmR cartridge, the same round used by the SVD and older Mosin–Nagant rifles, allowing for considerable hitting power at extended ranges. Distinguished by its long barrel and characteristic side-mounted scope, the rifle is designed for high accuracy over long distances. Its laminated wood stock and stamped steel receiver are both elements adapted to withstand the rigors of military use, ensuring reliability and durability. The standard optic for the PSL is the PSO-1-style scope, which is effective for identifying and engaging targets at range.

Romanian FPK Dragunov rifles have seen widespread service not only within Romania but also in various conflicts around the globe, often exported to countries aligned with the Warsaw Pact and others. The PSL’s presence in these environments underscores its effectiveness as a marksman’s weapon. For collectors and enthusiasts, the Romanian FPK Dragunov represents an interesting variation of the precision semi-automatic rifle, combining the iconic features of the Soviet-designed sniper rifles with unique Romanian modifications. Its historical significance and proven battlefield utility continue to make it a sought-after piece among military firearm collectors. 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.

Romanian FPK Dragunov 7.62x54 24” Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle PSL w/ Scope
Romanian FPK Dragunov 7.62×54 24” Semi-Automatic Sniper Rifle PSL w/ Scope