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  • Uzi Lore (History of the Uzi Submachine Gun)

    09/09/2002 4:12:15 PM PDT · by 45Auto · 5 replies · 4,473+ views
    Vector Arms ^ | 2000 | staff
    The UZI came about during the 1950’s in Israel’s primitive economy and arms industry. Ironically, it emerged from this setting as one of the most robust submachine guns ever developed, due to a ruthless design contest and a bit of genius. 1930’s PALESTINE Israeli arms manufacturing began under disorganized and illegal conditions in secret underground workshops. These homemade guns varied in quality and ingenuity, and most of their designs were bizarre. For example, the Dubigun was an intimidating 12-gauge "carbine" having a six-round drum magazine, but it was often more dangerous to its operator than its target. MID 1940’s The...