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Richie Rich
01-05-2007, 4:42 PM
Due to the cheap cost of ammo I am looking to get another rifle chambered in 7.62x54r.

I have 2 M38s and a pile of ammo, what else can I get that is chambered for that round?

Dragunov and variants.

SVT40.

What else is out there??

cornholio1
01-05-2007, 4:55 PM
Due to the cheap cost of ammo I am looking to get another rifle chambered in 7.62x54r.

I have 2 M38s and a pile of ammo, what else can I get that is chambered for that round?

Dragunov and variants.

SVT40.

What else is out there??


M44, 91/30 and more

Rugerman
01-05-2007, 4:55 PM
Theres some Russian M44's floating around somewhere in Shotgun News

Rugerman
01-05-2007, 4:55 PM
Theres some Russian M44's floating around somewhere in Shotgun News

Richie Rich
01-05-2007, 4:59 PM
Sorry, should have been more specific.

Semi auto and chambered in that round...

I know all the Nagant variants and plan to collect the whole set.. :)

fal_762x51
01-05-2007, 5:46 PM
Wow, no one mentioned the SVT.

jumbopanda
01-05-2007, 5:58 PM
He mentioned the SVT in his original post. I don't think theres much else out there other than Mosin Nagants, SVTs, Dragunovs, and Romaks.

Teletiger7
01-05-2007, 6:17 PM
they usually have lots old Russian Surplus rifles: m44,m38, etc.

Fate
01-05-2007, 6:54 PM
The DP28, (MGS is making semi auto versions, but good luck getting the 88-round pan mag it needs).
http://www.waffenhq.de/infanterie/dp-mg28-bs.JPG

The Maxim MG also shoots 7.62 x 54r.
http://i10.tinypic.com/4i6p28i.jpg

The Soup Nazi
01-05-2007, 6:58 PM
I thought the DP28 took a 49 round drum which was loaded up to 47 by soldiers to prevent jamming similar to how other WW2 era magazines like Stens were loaded to 30 rather than the whole 32.

fal_762x51
01-05-2007, 8:24 PM
LWA will California it for you, ~$150 (flashhider turned into an extention and a 10 round pan mag).

CSACANNONEER
01-05-2007, 8:33 PM
You can get a kit to adapt a 1919a4/a6. I've thought about it but, I don't have the belts and it's not the cheapest conversion.

Fate
01-05-2007, 9:22 PM
I thought the DP28 took a 49 round drum which was loaded up to 47 by soldiers to prevent jamming similar to how other WW2 era magazines like Stens were loaded to 30 rather than the whole 32.
Your number could be right. I pulled the 88 number outta my butt (based on dim, fading memory). I just know it holds a lot more than 10! :)

M. Sage
01-05-2007, 10:18 PM
Due to the cheap cost of ammo I am looking to get another rifle chambered in 7.62x54r.

I have 2 M38s and a pile of ammo, what else can I get that is chambered for that round?

Dragunov and variants.

SVT40.

What else is out there??

I think that's about it. 7.62x54R was old by the time WWII rolled around. It's ancient by today's standards, and I'm actually surprised it's still used in support rifles and MGs. Only thing keeping it there is probably the economic situation in Russia.

Mssr. Eleganté
01-06-2007, 1:35 AM
I know it's not semi-auto, but it is interesting...

http://www.iirp.prv.pl/piechota/karabiny/winchester/winn_1.jpg

Davidoff
01-06-2007, 2:32 AM
I know it's not semi-auto, but it is interesting...

http://www.iirp.prv.pl/piechota/karabiny/winchester/winn_1.jpg


I want it.

Mssr. Eleganté
01-06-2007, 2:46 AM
I want it.

Apparently there are thousands of these sitting in a warehouse in Russia waiting for an importer to buy them. But the Russians have started asking way too much for their "collectable" guns.

There is on one of the auction sites right now, with a bayonet, even. Too rich for my blood...

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/Pigdawg1911/DSC00198.jpg

Richie Rich
01-06-2007, 8:57 AM
Adding that one to the list....

Never seen one before, I like it...

Lever action+stabby=cool....

Spiggy
01-06-2007, 9:36 AM
Mosinchester!

50 Freak
01-08-2007, 11:09 AM
How about a Romak type rifle. Century imported a bunch in that did not have "Romak" stamped on their recievers.

I think they are called the "PSL".

One of the members here posted a thread of one that he filled in the thumbhole stock. Hence made it an legal OLL rifle.

Steyr_223
01-08-2007, 12:47 PM
SVT-38, older brother of the SVT-40. Rumors of SVT-40 carbines existed.

Simonov's AVS36..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVS36

http://world.guns.ru/rifle/rfl16-e.htm

sierratangofoxtrotunion
01-08-2007, 5:45 PM
http://www.iirp.prv.pl/piechota/karabiny/winchester/winn_1.jpg
My one time firing 7.62x54R my trigger hand kept punching me in the face when I fired. It looks like that would stab me in the eye. ;) :cool: :eek:
Brings new meaning to those smilies...

mltrading
01-08-2007, 6:27 PM
SVT-38, SVT-40, SVD, PSL (or ROMAK3 whatever).:)

Q
01-08-2007, 6:51 PM
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y141/Pigdawg1911/DSC00198.jpg
that's beautiful!

mcubed4130
09-06-2007, 12:12 AM
Dare I even ask what a Winchester Model 1895 in 7.62x54r - goes for?

-M3

BossHogg
09-06-2007, 12:20 AM
Due to the cheap cost of ammo I am looking to get another rifle chambered in 7.62x54r

Cheap? It seems to be more than 30-06 and .308 these days unless your finding a great deal on some brass surplus.

virulosity
09-06-2007, 9:03 AM
TIGR:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=79772746

mcubed4130
09-06-2007, 11:02 AM
TIGR:
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=79772746

It's interesting how I've always thought the AK's look silly... and was never interested in them... and I've always loved the Dragunov, or Romak3 (PSL).

It has only been recently looking at the 2 rifles side-by-side, I realize my desire for 1 over the other is silly unto itself... as it's only about the thumbhole vs. pistol grip/buttstock - and - barrel length + hand guard length.

:D

-M3

fusionstar
09-06-2007, 11:51 AM
Cheap? It seems to be more than 30-06 and .308 these days unless your finding a great deal on some brass surplus.

Actually it gets really cheap to shoot. Although more than 5.56/223 its still a relatively powerful round. Gets your jollys up with ww2 bolt actions. Almost 2 maybe 3 times cheaper to shoot with surplus vs 308/30-06 surplus. I honestly dont care if its steel case or corrosive as I clean my firearms everytime I shoot. Hitting steel gongs at 400 meters with iron sights :). And if if it corrodes my 91/30 to badly, for 60$ I can get another one :) the more the marrier.

Dr. Peter Venkman
09-06-2007, 11:57 AM
SVT-40 unless you plan on doing some "California Legal" modifications to a PSL.

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/IMG_0100.jpg

mcubed4130
09-06-2007, 12:31 PM
SVT-40 unless you plan on doing some "California Legal" modifications to a PSL.

Very nice SVT-40.

As for the PSL, 69Mach1, has solved that problem for us all, and last I looked is selling his creation in the Parts forums.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=627327&postcount=34

-M3

Dr. Peter Venkman
09-06-2007, 12:55 PM
Very nice SVT-40.

As for the PSL, 69Mach1, has solved that problem for us all, and last I looked is selling his creation in the Parts forums.
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showpost.php?p=627327&postcount=34

-M3

****. I need to save up even more than I planned now for my purchases for '08.