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Original Israel Defense Forces Marked UZI Display Submachine Gun with Wood Stock and Magazine - Serial 7017577

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Original Item: Only One Available. The Uzi is an open bolt, blowback-operated submachine gun. Smaller variants are considered to be machine pistols. The Uzi was one of the first weapons to use a telescoping bolt design which allows for the magazine to be housed in the pistol grip for a shorter weapon, a design not seen since the Japanese Type II machine pistol.

The first Uzi submachine 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. The Uzi 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, Uzi submachine guns were sold to more military and police markets than any other submachine gun ever made.

IMA is proud to offer this original IMI manufactured UZI display gun constructed of original parts built into non-firing Dummy gun on our a steel BATF approved new made non-firing dummy receiver. The ends of the receiver are original but the center 8 inches are totally newly manufactured. The trigger group has also been modified, and welded directly onto the dummy receiver.

The original markings are still present on the receiver rear, and are almost entirely in Hebrew, which we have not been able to accurately translate. As far as we can tell it identifies it as an UZI submachine gun, and identifies it as a Model B possibly, and gives the caliber. There does not appear to be any type of date, however there is definitely the Israel Defense Force logo right at the top:

(IDF Logo)
(Writing in Hebrew)
(Writing in Hebrew)

Usually these come with a simple IMI logo in an oval at the bottom, as they are export models, however this example was definitely made in Israel for Israeli Defense Forces use. Under the serial number are two hebrew letters (תצ), which is read as "Ta'as", the abbreviation for IMI's name in hebrew.

The display gun comes complete with wood shoulder stock and magazine, which will be deactivated where required. The shoulder stock still comes off easily when the release button is pressed inward. The dovetail on the bottom of the receiver was not retained, so the rear stock is quite loose on the gun.

This is an impressive ready to display SMG of one of the best known weapons from the second half of the 20th Century. Ready to display!

The Israel Defense Forces (IDF; Hebrew: צְבָא הַהֲגָנָה לְיִשְׂרָאֵל Tsva ha-Hagana le-Yisra'el, lit. 'The Army of Defense for Israel'), alternatively referred to by the Hebrew-language acronym Tzahal (צה״ל), is the national military of the State of Israel. It consists of three service branches: the Israeli Ground Forces, the Israeli Air Force, and the Israeli Navy. It is the sole military wing of the Israeli security apparatus, and has no civilian jurisdiction within Israel. The IDF is headed by the Chief of the General Staff, who is subordinate to the Israeli Defense Minister.

On the orders of David Ben-Gurion, the IDF was formed on 26 May 1948 and began to operate as a conscript military, drawing its initial recruits from the already-existing paramilitaries of the Yishuv—namely Haganah, the Irgun, and Lehi. Since its formation shortly after the Israeli Declaration of Independence, the IDF has participated in every armed conflict involving Israel. While it originally operated on three major fronts—against Lebanon and Syria in the north, against Jordan and Iraq in the east, and against Egypt in the south—the IDF has primarily shifted its focus to southern Lebanon and the Palestinian Territories since the 1979 Egypt–Israel peace treaty and 1994 Israel–Jordan peace treaty. However, notable Israeli–Syrian border incidents have occurred frequently since 2011 due to regional instability caused by the ongoing multi-sided Syrian Civil War.

The IDF is unique among the militaries of the world due to its regulated conscription of women since its formation. It is one of the most prominent institutions in Israeli society due to its influence on the country's economy and political scene. It uses several technologies developed within Israel, with many of them made specifically to cater to its needs in its operational environment in the Levant. Prominent Israeli-developed military equipment includes: the Merkava, a main battle tank; the Achzarit, an armored personnel carrier; Iron Dome, an air defense system; Trophy, an active protection system; the IMI Galil and IWI Tavor families of assault rifles; and the Uzi, a family of submachine guns. Since 1967, the IDF has had a close security relationship with the United States, including in research and development cooperation, with joint efforts on the F-15I, the Tactical High-Energy Laser, and the Arrow, among others.

The IDF is believed to have maintained an operational nuclear weapons capability since 1967, possibly possessing between 80 and 400 nuclear warheads; its nuclear-delivery system structure is widely suspected of having been successfully developed into a nuclear triad, primarily consisting of Jericho land-based intercontinental ballistic missiles, Popeye Turbo maritime-based submarine-launched cruise missiles, and various delivery-capable aircraft.

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