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Uzi I.D.

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by 7.62 Nato, Nov 4, 2012.

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  1. 7.62 Nato

    7.62 Nato Member

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    First let me say I'm an Uzi novice. I looked at an Uzi carbine with these markings.

    Left side of receiver near rear sight. (Different than Group Ind.).

    IMI - ISRAEL
    UZI SEMI AUTO
    .22/9MM/.45

    IMPTR:NHM CO
    SAC, CO
    Serial number

    Left side receiver, center top.

    VECTOR ARMS, NSL, UT

    Bottom rear of receiver, under buttstock (light, large stamp).

    IMI-ISRAEL

    NHM CO SAC CA
    Also stamped with 22 (different small stamps) and serial number again.(Sarco pre-ban import?)

    There are no markings anywhere on the right side of the receiver. Rear sight is marked "L", and "R" for windage.

    It's my understanding that Vector Arms built Uzis on American made Group Ind. receivers. I find no references to these particular marks near the rear sight. Do the IMI Israel markings indicate Israeli made receiver? Who would have made, assembled, and/or imported this? Receiver pics for reference http://files.uzitalk.com/reference/pages/receivermarks.htm.

    I enjoy looking up firearm info, but I got stumped by this one. Thanks in advance for any help.
     
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  2. 9mmepiphany

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    It was imported by the New Helvetia Trade Group which was one on the sub-companies of the Old Sacramento Armory, Sacramento CA, that was used to import military surplus. They thought of themselves as Interarms West. They lost their FFL several years ago

    I seem to remember that theses were sold as pre-ban stripped receivers.
     
  3. 7.62 Nato

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    That's what I was leaning toward, an IMI receiver imported by NHM then assembled by Vector Arms. But I can't find any reference to them ever doing that. Would this be considered a "real" Uzi?
     
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    I wouldn't, but I'm a purist. If it isn't built by IMI, it isn't a real Uzi...but the I'm not a Uzi fan either
     
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