SOLD FOR: $2550
Model: PSL 54C
Serial Number: D-3007-75 RO
Year of Manufacture: 1975
Action Type: Semi-Automatic
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “D-3007-75 RO / PSL-54C / Cal.7.62x54mm”. The back of the dust cover is marked “6084”. The left side of the bolt carrier is marked “D3007”. The right side of the receiver is marked “MADE BY CN ROMARM SA/CUGIR / IN ROMANIA / IMPORTED CAI GEORGIA VT”. The scope is marked “MADE IN BELARUS with Slavic Script and “8X42” ”, “OFF/MAX / MIN / OFF”. The flash hider is marked “D3007”.
Barrel Length: 24”. 26.75” with pinned muzzle device
Sights / Optics: The front sight is an adjustable post set between two protective ears and the rear sight is a “U” notched tangent leaf marked from “1 – 12” and “P”. The left side of the receiver has a scope rail that is mounted with a 8X42 POSP Scope . The sight picture is clear. This rife also comes with another LPS 4×6 TIP2 Scope.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a wooden skeleton thumbhole stock with a metal buttplate, removable rubber buttpad, and wooden handguards. The LOP measures 13.25” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttpad. There is an adjustable Bipod mounted to the bottom of the handguard. There is a bayonet lug located under the barrel. The stock rates in about Very Good overall condition. There are no chips or cracks. There is some wear under the handguard most likely from the sling’s metal fittings. Other than that the stocks are pristine.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: Two 10rd 7.62x54R detachable waffle magazines. All magazines are in Very Good-Excellent condition. The leading edges are sharp and the springs are strong.
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 93% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some scratches on the receiver and dust cover as well has some general finish loss on the scope mount. There are some prominent scratches on the right side of the dust cover. There is some finish loss around the receiver where the dust cover rests on the receiver. The screw heads are sharp and the pins are unmarred. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Very Good 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 POSP Scope with lens cover and rubber eyepiece, LPS 4×6 TIP2 Scope (total of two scopes), total of 2 magazines, and attached leather sling.
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. With its culmination of two magazines and a high end scope, this rifle is worthy of the best range day lineup. Good Luck!