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Old 05-25-2019, 01:11 AM   #1
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I am building a PSL and received my first magazine from Classic arms. They were advertised as good surplus. But I was surprised when it arrives that the follower was plastic. The pics I see online seem to show a metal follower. Did I get a cheap commercial magazine or did some have plastic followers.
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Old 05-25-2019, 12:16 PM   #2
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Can you post a picture of the follower? Never saw plastic in a PSL mag, except for their 7.62x51 nato mags. Whole thing was plastic.

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Old 05-25-2019, 04:54 PM   #3
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I will pull it apart and snap some pics.
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Old 05-25-2019, 05:18 PM   #4
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Not magazine related, have you already picked a receiver for your build? If not, Childers has some nice offerings:

http://www.akfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=366540

I posted pictures of the actual product received in the thread linked. I think they are of better quality and design than the orignal Romanian receivers.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:50 PM   #5
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Just picked up my childers from the FFL this morn.
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Old 05-25-2019, 07:51 PM   #6
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:26 AM   #8
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How about that, looks like it is actually made for it and not a modification of some other parts.

The spring looks brand new. Maybe it is a rebuild kit someone offers? I know Apex had some new PSL magazines they were selling, I did not purchase any due to the price. Someone on here probably purchased some and might be able to chime in if any had internals like yours (show below).




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I would imagine they switched to the poly follower because the metal one was horrible to make.. Kinda surprised they didn't update the magazine body at the same time, the PSL magazine is about the most miserable to make magazine design I have seen.
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Well if anyone wants one classic firearms has them.
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Old 05-26-2019, 07:52 PM   #11
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You bought a “new production” magazine. I have bought these from two different places, one from Apex and one from Atlantic and both have plastic followers. This is a “new production” thing from what I understand.
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Old 05-27-2019, 09:57 AM   #12
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So, have you shot the updated follower design in a new production mag? I'd like to know if they are any better than the original shitty PSL mags with the metal followers. I have a bunch of PSL hybrid rifles and mags are always problematic.
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Old 05-27-2019, 10:33 AM   #13
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So, have you shot the updated follower design in a new production mag? I'd like to know if they are any better than the original shitty PSL mags with the metal followers. I have a bunch of PSL hybrid rifles and mags are always problematic.
The follower is not as much a problem as the lips
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How weird... I also ordered 4 magazines from Classic about a month ago and all 4 of mine were like-new surplus with the metal followers, just like all my other PSL magazines.

UPDATE...

I got home today and dug my 4 new magazines out from Classic, and sure enough they actually are the plastic follower ones. I guess I did not look close enough when they showed up! Not sure how I feel about that yet, but I guess time will tell once I try them out. I also picked another PSL mag up from a local sale last week for $30. Why not, right?

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Old 05-30-2019, 06:46 PM   #15
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And Classic is sold out now...
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A lot of PSL stuff has been selling out lately. I am glad I pulled the trigger on a kit and receiver. I just wish I had known my friend had a scope before I bought one. Now I have 2.
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A lot of PSL stuff has been selling out lately. I am glad I pulled the trigger on a kit and receiver. I just wish I had known my friend had a scope before I bought one. Now I have 2.
More than lately, availabilty of just about everything has been spotty for the past 4 or 5 years


except maybe scopes. There always seems to be scopes, both Romainian and Russian
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We just received a shipment of new Romanian PSL Rifle magazines last week


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Old 06-19-2019, 11:47 PM   #19
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We just received a shipment of new Romanian PSL Rifle magazines last week



A mere $74.


Save 5 bucks if you go to AIM......


https://aimsurplus.com/new-romanian-...eid=ea49449b93


Sheeze. I would like to believe retailers aren't gauging on mark up but if new PSLs are coming in wi 4-5 mags like they used to and retailers are peeling off the extras and selling for these prices that's just LAME (errr um Capitalism)


What can the import cost of these actually be?
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Skip the conspiracy theorys the PSL rifles shipped us from Century with one magazine. We were able to pick up 50 new magazines and that's what we're offering not something that was skimmed from the existing rifles.
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Skip the conspiracy theorys the PSL rifles shipped us from Century with one magazine. We were able to pick up 50 new magazines and that's what we're offering not something that was skimmed from the existing rifles.

Well they DID used to deliver with multiple mags (back in the day) as did other ComBloc DMRs.
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Classic Arms taught all the bad habits to all the other Vendors. Luckily Atlantic and PSA dont play that shit.

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Well they DID used to deliver with multiple mags (back in the day) as did other ComBloc DMRs.
Interesting, because here LGS has brand new production PSL from century with Russian scope, with 3 mags. I looked it over, it is new import model, because of the wood furniture was dead giveaway, and finish is a lot better. All of the mags looked brand new as well. Not sure if the dealer added the mags, but I feel like they came like that from Cugir. But again, I might be wrong. However, I watched few classic firearm videos and seems like they all of the sudden had bunch of mags as well for sale separately when those PSL's popped back up. I don't know if they skimp the mags away or not, but knowing how that turd sweaty Ben is, I wouldn't be surprised. So I am not sure about Atlantic as well. Maybe they skimp maybe they don't, but again I could be wrong. Here are few vids of Mr. turd sweaty Ben.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Jnj-4G6HPw&t=144s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-7T-Q0-7i4

Note how they are all clean and new. Same mags I saw today at the LGS. I think Cugir does ship them with extra mags, but retailers skimp them off. I do applaud Atlantic for pricing PSL's cheaper than sleaze ball sweaty Ben's classic.

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I think Cugir does ship them with extra mags, but retailers skimp them off.
As Atlantic already tried explaining, these CURRENTLY come from Century with ONE mag. Yes maybe back in the day they came with extras that got skimmed and sold separately or whatever was the case. But not with this current batch of new production rifles and mags.

Read for yourselves.
https://www.centuryarms.com/psl-54c-...-7-62x54r.html
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Again just so we can clear up the conspiracy mag skimming Theory , if you look at any and all current advertising on Century supplied PSL rifles they only come with one magazine. You don't have to look at just our website you can look at random websites offering the same rifle throughout the internet and they all are going to basically come with one magazine when supplied by Century Arms.
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Classic Arms taught all the bad habits to all the other Vendors. Luckily Atlantic and PSA dont play that shit.


Classic Arms at one time was one of the "go to" companies for me. 4 PSL mags and a pouch for $100, most were excellent/like new condition. I remember everything seemed to change when the webpage was redesigned, their prices went way up when other companies did not (by that much anyway). Did they get bought out?
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yes they did if I recall correctly. And I agree. When the website reported on the family operation and softball? coaching as well as new deals and inventory it was a goto spot of mine. 2005-9? pro-Christian too. very homey. loved it. I visited every other day on my rounds.
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