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Old 01-15-2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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Default Finally got an AK, sorta...

I had been looking for a decent PSL for a bit as im quite fond of the 7.62x54r and wanted a semi-auto for that round. all the various PSL ive come across in shops and gunshows werent very well put together, or had mismatched wood with poor fit, or had been abused too much for my tastes.

i noticed one of the members here had one for sale and after a few q/a pm's and some close up pics i bought it. i want to say thanks to JPattersonnh its a FANTASTIC rifle in mint new unfired condition!! the innards were still coated in cosmoline. took me 2 days to get it all clean. had to completely remove all the pieces from the reciever and the wood off the gas tube to get the cosmo out. all parts are matching which is rare for a PSL



i was going to take it out this weekend but i cant find my rcbs single stage shell holder for the 762x54r had it a few weeks ago now its gone *sigh* so it will have to wait till i find it.

it came with 3 mags and a 4x pso scope. im pretty impressed with the scope. the glass is clear and bright, it has the rubber eyepiece which is adjustable to achieve the correct eye relief. eye relief is super critical to getting the most out of soviet style scopes. a lot of folks dont understand the purpose of the rubber eyepiece some think its a sunshade others a dust cover. what it really is for is to get quick under stress repeatable no guess eye relief from shot to shot. it does have a sunshad and its a retractable one built into the scope itself. the next two pics show it extended and retracted.





the trigger on this one is a two stage military trigger and unlike every other PSL ive come across its very crisp on the 2nd stage. i would say its on par with the RRA 2 stage NM trigger. its a few pounds heavier but every bit as crisp. i would describe it as glass rod breaking good.

another cool feature is it has the bolt hold open on last shot fired that only comes on a few PSL models from what i understand. you can see the tab on the back of the mag that holds it open on the last shot



overall im really impressed. cant wait to get some good ammo made and give it a go.

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Old 01-15-2012, 02:44 AM   #2
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I had been looking for a decent PSL for a bit as im quite fond of the 7.62x54r and wanted a semi-auto for that round. all the various PSL ive come across in shops and gunshows werent very well put together, or had mismatched wood with poor fit, or had been abused too much for my tastes.

i noticed one of the members here had one for sale and after a few q/a pm's and some close up pics i bought it. i want to say thanks to JPattersonnh its a FANTASTIC rifle in mint new unfired condition!! the innards were still coated in cosmoline. took me 2 days to get it all clean. had to completely remove all the pieces from the reciever and the wood off the gas tube to get the cosmo out.

i was going to take it out this weekend but i cant find my rcbs single stage shell holder for the 762x54r had it a few weeks ago now its gone *sigh* so it will have to wait till i find it.

it came with 3 mags and a 4x pso scope. im pretty impressed with the scope. the glass is clear and bright, it has the rubber eyepiece which is adjustable to achieve the correct eye relief. eye relief is super critical to getting the most out of soviet style scopes. a lot of folks dont understand the purpose of the rubber eyepiece some think its a sunshade others a dust cover. what it really is for is to get quick under stress repeatable no guess eye relief from shot to shot. it does have a sunshad and its a retractable one built into the scope itself. the next two pics show it extended and retracted.

the trigger on this one is a two stage military trigger and unlike every other PSL ive come across its very crisp on the 2nd stage. i would say its on par with the RRA 2 stage NM trigger. its a few pounds heavier but every bit as crisp. i would describe it as glass rod breaking good.

overall im really impressed. cant wait to get some good ammo made and give it a go.
Wow...great lookin' rifle, man!

That's great info on the scope as well, I didn't have a clue that's what that was for...or that it had a "telescoping" integral sunshade.

Man, that barrel is longer than a semi truck!

Congrats...
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CONGRATULATIONS!!

It's a beauty. Enjoy that new gun. Isn't it fun to find exactly what you are looking for?

Tuck it in bed between you and your wife tonight. She won't mind. Hahaha
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Wow...great lookin' rifle, man!

That's great info on the scope as well, I didn't have a clue that's what that was for...or that it had a "telescoping" integral sunshade.

Man, that barrel is longer than a semi truck!

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thanks. its 24" long quite a few people cut them to 20" and it reportedly improves accuracy and decreases heat build up reducing verticle stringing. one other thing i forgot to add but ill go re-edit is its got a last shot bolt hold open!!

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It's a beauty. Enjoy that new gun. Isn't it fun to find exactly what you are looking for?

Tuck it in bed between you and your wife tonight. She won't mind. Hahaha
its already spent an evening in the bedroom!! loaded of coarse!! lol!!
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NICE!! You are gonna love it. Mine gets more range time than any other rifle I own. They are just so darn much fun to shoot.

Only thing wrong with my Romak III, (PSL, FPK) is that I should have bought two of them, they are really that good. I might have to find another one yet.

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I'll have to get one one day. If for nothing else, its in one of my favorite chamberings.

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I like that a lot. Does anyone make an AK in x54?

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I like that a lot. Does anyone make an AK in x54?
Other than the variants of the above PSL and Dragunov platform, I don't think so, but I've been wrong before.
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The psl is an ak some of the parts interchange with the wasr ak. I believe only romania makes em and sells the parts kits to american importers who put them together. From my research the psl is the only semi chambering the x54r otner than the svt40. There is the chinese ndm and soviet tiger both are basically dragunovs and the dragunov itself. All three are 2000+ even for poor condition

Psl's are also called dragunov and fpk sometimes mixing all three names depending on the importer. The one i have is a tennesee gunworks which seem to be the better ones. It is stamped psl/fpk by tgi Every now and then aim surplus brings some in. Now that we are out of iraq there may be more part kits available to import as the demand goes down.

The other option is to buy a beater and have it re-built by one the ak conversion companies. Or hunt around for one in good shape. There are a lot out there. Ive seen em sell in poor condition for as low as 300. I was getting ready to get one and have it revamped when i saw jpattersonnh was
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I really like it Jon.

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