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Just bought parts kits back when they were under 200 bux shipped or 250 with barrels.
APEX & Numrich were go to places for them.

Sickning what parts kits cost today and not just the uzi kits.
 

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Just bought parts kits back when they were under 200 bux shipped or 250 with barrels.
APEX & Numrich were go to places for them.

Sickning what parts kits cost today and not just the uzi kits.
I remember buying complete SMG parts kits from DSA for around a hundred bucks or so. With barrels and extractors!
 

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I bought a kit from Sarco for $99 with a barrel.

But that was 20 some odd years ago...
 

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Parts kits, as said. At an early Eden shoot guy noticed the Uzi and said he had three surplus barrels. Planned to get a transferrable Uzi, then lost interest. Wanted $55 for all. No-brainer for me.
 

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Buy whatever is available when it's available. Repeat whenever you can.
Trying to learn what is fair price and what is not seems to be the challenge for me. Also what is needed.

Vector Uzi is sitting in jail so starting to put some pieces together.

A few more hours of googling + reading more of the Uzi book will do me well, I think.
 

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Trying to learn what is fair price and what is not seems to be the challenge for me. Also what is needed.

Vector Uzi is sitting in jail so starting to put some pieces together.

A few more hours of googling + reading more of the Uzi book will do me well, I think.
A parts kit and barrel is all you will ever need
 

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Trying to learn what is fair price and what is not seems to be the challenge for me. Also what is needed.

Vector Uzi is sitting in jail so starting to put some pieces together.

A few more hours of googling + reading more of the Uzi book will do me well, I think.

If you shelled out $16k-$18k for a Vector, then spending $400-$600 for a complete (with barrel) parts kit shouldn't be a decision that requires a lot of thought and research.

In the world of MGs and parts for them, prices and the demand for them only ever go up.
Import laws for parts (and kits) get stricter every day, and stockpiles of surplus firearms (to cut up for parts kits) get harder and harder to find.

As an example, just 10 years ago UZI extractors used to be plentiful and cheap. Now, if you can even find one, they cost more than $50 and even at that price, they would sell out quickly.

Buy now, buy at least double what you anticipate needing, and don't think about the cost. Two is one and one is none.
If you get more than you need, you can easily sell your excess in a few years and make money doing so. Or trade it for something you do need.

As a new UZI owner, I would recommend buying two complete parts kits with barrels. One with a folding stock and one with a wood stock.
Mags. Get at least ten 32 rounders and ten 25 rounders.
Barrels. Get a 3 lug as well as a couple of standard ones.
Extractors. Get a couple.
Get a fixed plastic stock and a vertical foregrip.
Get a rail foregrip.
Get a bayonet.
Get a topcover with optics mount.
Get a .22 kit and extra mags.

All of these things keep getting more expensive and harder to find. If you wait, you will only pay more if and when you can find some of them.
You may not have a need or desire for some of them now, but if you change your mind later, you'll appreciate having them on hand rather than hunting for them.

Unless something changes and the UZI becomes super popular again, the demand for aftermarket accessories just isn't big enough for companies to produce stuff for it anymore. So with a few exceptions, all that's out there is all there's going to be. You have to get it while you can.
 

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When I first got my UZI, there were about 10 threads here about what spares to get.

I've shot about 15,000 rounds from my UZI and the only thing that I've replaced were the recoil spring assembly and one extractor.

I could foresee the top cover ratchet assembly maybe dying one day.

I could foresee the little teeth on a barrel nut smoothing over too much, maybe.

I bought a spare bolt, some spare top covers, some spare extractors, a spare barrel nut and a crapload of 32 round IMI mags. And spare handguards and grips.

I also bought a couple of spare barrels. I don't see any sign of wear at all in my barrel. It's probably good for 100k rounds. (Maybe?)

A spare parts kit was a no-brainer when they were $99, but I don't see the point now.

THE REAL QUESTION TO ASK HERE IS: WHAT PARTS HAVE PEOPLE ACTUALLY WORN OUT? My answer is above in red text.
 

Dirk Hawthorne

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well, the thing that takes the sting out of all this is the knowledge that any parts you buy are going to increase in value, whether you need them or not.

The extractors I bought in 2011 for $14 each went up in value a tad.
 

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well, the thing that takes the sting out of all this is the knowledge that any parts you buy are going to increase in value, whether you need them or not.

The extractors I bought in 2011 for $14 each went up in value a tad.
I was searching for extra extractors and can’t even find them for sale. Taking one from a parts kit is the only way to get a 9mm extractor it seems
 

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I was searching for extra extractors and can’t even find them for sale. Taking one from a parts kit is the only way to get a 9mm extractor it seems
That has been my experience as well after several hours of googling.

Planning to stop by a local gun show next month that I saw some Uzi mags at the last time I went, then will probably go for a parts kit online.

Edit: Grammar
 

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I was searching for extra extractors and can’t even find them for sale. Taking one from a parts kit is the only way to get a 9mm extractor it seems
Check Gunbroker. There are at least 9 auctions active right now on extractors, but at least $70 each.
 

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