The Uzi is the topic of today’s PDF article. I have three separate PDFs to share, two are operation manuals and the third is blueprints. As a child of the 70’s I grew up with TV cops shows and the desire to own one.
I remember my first port visit to Israel and seeing all the pretty servicewomen standing in uniform on street corners holding these small sub machine guns. I could tell they were loaded up, as the protruding magazines had a second mag taped upside down for a quicker reload.
The Uzi is a family of Israeli open-bolt, blowback-operated submachine guns. Smaller variants are often considered to be machine pistols. This machine was one of the first weapons to use a telescoping bolt design which allows the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip for a shorter weapon.
The first Uzi sub-machine gun was designed by Major Uziel Gal in the late 1940s. The prototype was finished in 1950. First introduced to IDF special forces in 1954, the weapon was placed into general issue two years later. This weapon has found use as a personal defense weapon by rear-echelon troops, officers, artillery troops and tankers, as well as a front-line weapon by elite light infantry assault forces.
The Uzi has been exported to over 90 countries. Over its service lifetime, it has been manufactured by Israel Military Industries, FN Herstal, and other manufacturers. From the 1960s through the 1980s, more Uzi sub-machine guns were sold to more military, law enforcement and security markets than any other submachine gun ever made.
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If you are interested, all of these gun documents I am posting can be found on the Firearm Manual Disk I have listed to your left. Additionally to the hundreds of documents I have posted, I have hundreds of gun patents (mostly suppressors) as well as class PowerPoints and targets. all for $5.