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Old October 5, 2012, 03:39 PM   #1
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Found a Dragonov at a sale.

But didn't have the $1000. It was at a liquidation sale. Two mags, complete with original scope and tripod. Not sure but the last time I checked, $1000 for a Dragonov is insanely cheap. Thought abouy trading my unrestored '57 Caddy.for it.

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Old October 5, 2012, 03:41 PM   #2
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Sure it was an actual Dragunov and not a PSL?
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Old October 5, 2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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Are you sure it wasn't a PSL?
That's their price range.
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Old October 5, 2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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How can you tell?

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Old October 5, 2012, 04:44 PM   #5
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The scope sure looked liked a real original scope. I did some searching online for the PSL rifle. None of those seem to have the Dragonov style scope

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Old October 5, 2012, 05:38 PM   #6
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The main difference is the gas system

SVD "Dragonov"


PSL
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Old October 5, 2012, 06:22 PM   #7
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It looked just like this

http://www.google.com/search?q=dragu...isch&sa=2#i=56


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Old October 5, 2012, 06:47 PM   #8
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I'll see if I can get back there and take a picture of it

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Old October 5, 2012, 06:50 PM   #9
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Look at the receiver markings and see what it says. That scope could go on many types of rifles.
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Old October 5, 2012, 07:19 PM   #10
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Ok

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Old October 5, 2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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Quote:
How can you tell?
Dragunov features, starting with items clearly visible in joe6pak's picture:
  • "Waffle" shaped reinforcements stamped in magazine
  • Single-piece stock forearm that is removed by sliding towards the front
  • Stock forearm partially surrounds rear sight
  • No rear stock cheekpiece, or a separate adjustable part
  • Many US-market imports were sold without a muzzle brake
  • Distinctive pronounced "S" curve in safety lever (not visible in picture)
  • Large trapezoidal ejection port (not visible)
  • Tang not visible at buttstock-receiver interface (not visible)

PSL features:
  • Distinctive "X" shaped reinforcement stamped in magazine
  • Two-piece stock forearm with horizontal joint
  • Stock forearm does not surround rear sight
  • Integral cheekpiece
  • Normally has a muzzle brake
  • Straighter safety lever
  • Smaller rectangular ejection port
  • Visible tang and screw and bottstock-receiver interface (not visible)
AFAIK the scopes interchange, so they are not a 100% reliable spotting feature.

Dragunovs are a good deal more valuable than PSLs; $1,000 is a great deal for the former, but NOT for the latter, they usually trade in the $800 neighborhood. Be aware, however, that a LOT of people do not know the difference between the two rifles!
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Old October 5, 2012, 08:53 PM   #12
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Thanks. I'll look at it again. I think I remember the mag having the waffle look to it

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Old October 6, 2012, 09:16 AM   #13
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Old October 6, 2012, 09:34 AM   #14
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Looks like a Tiger Dragonov. They were a sporting configured version for sale in the US. They went for about $700 back then but are worth much more now. Someone may be able to give you a better guess as to value.

FYI: http://www.dragunov.net/tiger.html

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Old October 6, 2012, 09:36 AM   #15
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Ok thanks

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Old October 6, 2012, 09:42 AM   #16
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Wow yeah that looks right

Im not sure if it could be a parts kit gun, but look at the receiver markings and see if its says Tigr on it and if it has import information.

If so and its only $1000, buy it.
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Old October 6, 2012, 09:43 AM   #17
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At the bank now

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Old October 6, 2012, 09:46 AM   #18
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Ditto...
If that's a Tigr, with no problems for a grand, it's a STEAL.

Looks mostly correct from pics I've seen, except for the thumbhole stock:

http://www.dragunov.net/tiger.html
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Old October 6, 2012, 09:46 AM   #19
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I have to say, you are a lucky guy. Those sell for like at least $3000 usually, If you can even find one. Maybe I will have to start going to gun shows again haha.
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Old October 6, 2012, 09:50 AM   #20
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Does he have any other stuff for sale also? I think the rifle originally had a poly stock set, you might want to see if he has that too. The wood one is original, but it would be nice to have both if you can.
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Old October 6, 2012, 09:51 AM   #21
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There is or was one of the mid 1980's Norinco rifles with the box and full kit on one of the auction boards a year ago the was up to $5K with a week to go. The Tiger was a post '89 import neutered to pass the sporting test. Still not a bad deal today to get the short tappet gas system. Wish I had the $1800 in '85 for the Norinco. That was big $ for me back then.

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Old October 6, 2012, 09:52 AM   #22
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Heading there to pick it up, willl look aroumd

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Old October 6, 2012, 10:01 AM   #23
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Had some M-14's, some other wood semi autos bit wereny im good shape.

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Old October 6, 2012, 10:02 AM   #24
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Bought it. Its well oild, everything seems to work and the barrel looks good.





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Old October 6, 2012, 10:05 AM   #25
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I didn't know these were 7.62X54, thats cool, thought they were 7.72X39 like the AK 47. I've wanted one of these for over 20 years. Never even seen one in real life before.

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