Romarm PSL-54C 7.62×54 24” Semi-Automatic Dragunov Clone Sniper Rifle 1975

SOLD FOR: $2076

WOA#: WY230104OW006

Our Assessment:  Okay, let’s get this out of the way: the PSL 54-C 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!

Make: Romarm

Model:  PSL 54-C

Serial Number: D-5369-75

Year of Manufacture: 1975

Caliber: 7.62x54R

Action Type: Semi-Automatic

Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “D-5369-75 RO PSL-54C Cal. 7.62x54mm”. The left side of the scope base is marked,on a serialized plate “6647” while another plate is marked, “LPS 4X6 12286-76”.  The rear receiver cap is marked “5369” and the back of the rear sight is marked “5369”. The right side of the receiver is marked “MADE BY C.N. ROMARM S.A./ CUGIR IN ROMANIA IMPORTED C.A.I. GEORGIA, VT”. The muzzle device is marked “D5369”. The leather sling is marked on the reverse side “67/E5”.

Barrel Length: 24″, 26.75” with 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”.  Currently has a LPS 4X6 Russian scope currently installed on the accessory rails.

Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a wooden thumbhole stock with a metal buttplate.  Has ventilated wooden handguards with a bipod accessory lug attached under the barrel. The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition.  There are no noticeable scratches.  There are two small impression marks on top of the buttstock.

Magazine Quantity & Condition: Five 10rd 7.62x54R detachable waffle magazines in Fine overall condition.  Four of the magazines are polymer.  One is steel.

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.

Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows minimal wear across the barrel and muzzle device.  There are some light scratches on the sides of the receiver and some more prominent finish loss on the scope rail from the Scope mount sliding to install and remove.  The dust cover has some more light scratches but still remain faint and few.   The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition, nearly Excellent for a vintage rifle. Please see photos for a better understanding of this rifle’s 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:  Leather sling.  Total of 5 magazines.

Romarm PSL-54C 7.62x54 24” Semi-Automatic Dragunov Clone Sniper Rifle 1975
Romarm PSL-54C 7.62×54 24” Semi-Automatic Dragunov Clone Sniper Rifle 1975