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    History of a particular UZI

    Hi folks,

    going through my safe, I am taking a look at my UZI that I acquired a couple of years ago, going to put some rounds through it again, soon.

    Seeing as this is an old original piece imported into my country in a deal with the Israeli government, I would very much like to look into the history of this piece. Namely, when was it manufactured and if at all possible, who was the likely user of it prior to it being bought and imported into the Czech Republic.

    Any UZI history buff able to guide me towards finding out more?

    Serial no. of the UZI is 050576.

    Cheers.

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    Welcome to the site.
    Is this a "S.M.G. UZI" (full auto), or an "SA" (semi-automatic)?

    Tony

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    Welcome! Any additional information you can provide would be helpful

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    Thank you. It is a semi-automatic now, having been converted by the importer. Used to be a full fledge SMG.

    Pictured: https://imgur.com/a/fSIpJ4f

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    Thanks.

    Unfortunately, I do not have much additional information, just the numbers stamped on the gun and a vague memory of the seller telling me about the deal, where the importing company bought a batch of these off the Israeli govt.

    Nevertheless, I would like to go down this rabbit hole and look into the history of the gun.

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    You would have to give us more information or detailed pictures of markings.
    Vector UZI SMG

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    Just out of curiosity, how was the semi auto only conversion done? Is it still an open bolt, or is it a closed bolt like we have in the USA? I always found it amazing that in a lot of countries, all you needed to do to make a legal semi auto was change out a few fire control components, or even just restrict the selector from going to full auto. Basically, if they trust you to own a semi, they also trust you won't try to make it full auto again with a simple parts swap or modification. Here they make us do extreme modifications to make it as difficult as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slimshady View Post
    Just out of curiosity, how was the semi auto only conversion done? Is it still an open bolt, or is it a closed bolt like we have in the USA? I always found it amazing that in a lot of countries, all you needed to do to make a legal semi auto was change out a few fire control components, or even just restrict the selector from going to full auto. Basically, if they trust you to own a semi, they also trust you won't try to make it full auto again with a simple parts swap or modification. Here they make us do extreme modifications to make it as difficult as possible.
    This and the barrel lengths, most countries don't seem to care about that either. May be harder to get a gun, but not as many restrictions once you get it.

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    Various numbering on the gun

    I took some photos of the various markings: https://imgur.com/a/KHmyyqj

    Hope this helps!

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    Must be an early sample--- the earliest "factory" SMG's that I have seen are in the 059XXX range, and marked "S.M.G. UZI/serial number/“IMIin oval".
    What country are you in?

    Tony

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    Quote Originally Posted by gspnst View Post
    Hi folks,

    going through my safe, I am taking a look at my UZI that I acquired a couple of years ago, going to put some rounds through it again, soon.

    Seeing as this is an old original piece imported into my country in a deal with the Israeli government, I would very much like to look into the history of this piece. Namely, when was it manufactured and if at all possible, who was the likely user of it prior to it being bought and imported into the Czech Republic.

    Any UZI history buff able to guide me towards finding out more?

    Serial no. of the UZI is 050576.

    Cheers.
    Per post #1 "imported into the Czech Republic"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ole442 View Post
    Per post #1 "imported into the Czech Republic"
    Reading is fundamental.

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    Pinging this for more answers if anybody is able to provide some.

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