SOLD FOR: $1925
Model: PSL 54
Serial Number: S-06084-19 RO
Year of Manufacture: Modern
Action Type: Semi-Automatic
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “S-06084-19 RO / PSL-54 / Cal.7.62x54Rmm”. The back of the dust cover is marked “6084”. The left side of the bolt carrier is marked “6084”. The right side of the receiver is marked “ROMARM/CUGIR / MADE IN ROMANIA / C.A.I., GEORGIA, VT.”. The scope is marked “PO / 4X24-01 / NPZ / No 190052”, “ON / OFF” with some slavic script.
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 NPZ PO 4×24-01 Scope (PSO-1). The sight picture is clear.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a wooden skeleton thumbhole stock with a metal buttplate and wooden handguards. The LOP measures 12.5” from the front of the trigger to the back of the buttplate. The stock rates in about Excellent overall condition. There are no chips or cracks.
Magazine Quantity & Condition: Five 10rd 7.62x54R detachable waffle magazines. All magazines are in Very Good-Excellent condition. The leading edges are sharp and the springs are strong. There is some varying light finish loss on the mags.
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 98% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows some light scratches on the receiver and dust cover but nothing out of the ordinary for a Romanian import. 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 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 its attached NPZ PO 4×24-01 Scope with scope cover, a Picatinny Rail mount adapter made in Belarus, total of 5 magazines with an original mag pouch, attached leather sling, and complete cleaning kit all stored in its original Century Arms Factory Box with foam inserts. One of the inserts has been cut to accommodate all the accessories.
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 desirable assessores and high end scope, this rifle is worthy of the best range day lineup. Good Luck!