Original UZI Packaging
If you're a die hard UZI collector, you'll be looking for all the original packaging in addition to a great gun. Here's what you should be looking for:
IMI Model A semi automatic carbine
The Model A semi automatic was distributed by Action Arms in the United States. It shipped in a blue cardboard box with gold lettering and a plastic carry handle on the side of the box. Inside the cardboard box is fitted top and bottom Styrofoam packing. The top piece will have a label with the serial number of the gun. Inside the Styrofoam is the UZI with a short display barrel, a 16.1" barrel, 25 round magazine, sling, an owner's manual that's also serial numbered to the gun, and a registration card (not pictured).
The outside blue box should also have a label matching the serial number of the gun.
IMI Model B semi automatic carbine
Most of the the Model B semi automatic carbines shipped by Action Arms came in a black plastic case, however some early Model B's used the same blue cardboard box of the Model A.
Inside the case you'll find the Model B UZI with a 16.1" barrel, a display barrel, a sling, a 25 round magazine, a sight adjustment tool an owner's manual that matches the caliber of the gun and a registration card (not pictured). The .45 ACP version of the Model B is actually known as the Model 45, and the .41 AE version of the Model B is actually known as the Model 41. Each will have an owner's manual specific to that caliber. The one pictured here is .41 AE.
The black plastic case used on the Model B came with a cardboard sleeve around it that looked like this:
IMI Full Auto UZI
Action Arms sold the IMI UZI SMG as dealer sample guns in the United States. They packaged them in their standard blue Model A boxes.
IMI semi automatic Mini UZI
The IMI semi automatic Mini UZI shipped in a black plastic
box similar to the Model B. It included a 19.25" barrel,
display barrel, owner's manual,
sling and one magazine.
Although it looks similar, this box is not the same as the Model B box.
IMI Full Auto Mini UZI
Action Arms sold full auto IMI Mini UZI's as dealer samples. They packaged the guns in blue Model A boxes with a cardboard insert designed for the Mini UZI. The Mini came with a 20 round magazine, sling and cleaning supplies.
IMI UZI Pistol
The UZI Pistol shipped in a
blue plastic box that is familiar to many. Inside the box is the pistol itself,
a 20 round magazine, a sight
adjustment tool, the owner's manual and a
registration card. The owner's manual is specific for the 9mm or the .45 ACP
version of the pistol. There's a cardboard sleeve that fits around the blue
There should be a white label on the outer sleeve, the owner's manual and the registration card that all match the gun.
The UZI pistol was also sold as a combination set consisting of the pistol and a one or two caliber conversion kits.
Inside the white cardboard box is a reinforced section in the middle that holds the blue plastic pistol box, plus room on the sides for the spare barrels, bolts and magazines for the caliber conversions.
In the early 1990's, Springfield Armory imported one small batch (less than 200) of UZI Pistols from IMI. They created their own packaging for the guns.
Springfield packaged the UZI with a bunch of their standard paperwork and fliers, plus an original IMI owner's manual and a sight adjustment tool.
Vector Model HR4332 UZI
ships their spectacular UZIs in very unassuming packaging. Just a plain white
cardboard box with the serial number hand written on the end of the box. The gun
is wrapped in some bubble wrap and there's an aftermarket
manual and a photocopied sheet stating their warranty.
The Vector Mini UZI ships in the same plain white box as the full size Vector UZI SMG. It comes with an original IMI Mini UZI owner's manual.
Norinco semi automatic Model 320 UZI
The semi automatic Norinco model 320 UZI was distributed by Action Arms in the United States. It shipped in a plain brown cardboard box. Inside the cardboard box is fitted Styrofoam packing. Inside the Styrofoam is the UZI with a 16" barrel, 32 round magazine, sling, an owner's manual, an oil bottle, a bottle of weapon lubricant, and a cleaning rod with brush and patch jag.
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