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    1. Member SilleyWilley's Avatar
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      01-24-2011 08:58 AM #1
      Well, I've dodged a few gun purchases in the past couple weeks in order to fun my next build.

      I purchased an IMI 9mm Uzi parts kit. I don't know what I'm getting myself into, as I usually build AK's.. But I will post pics of the build when I get the parts kit in a few days.

      If anyone has built one, let me know how you liked it

      btw- I am thinking about using a shell v.s the fully welded receivers, as I am a certified welder, so no issues there... Going to try and save the trunion from the parts kit too, and maybe mill the bolt for SA so I don't have to buy one for $200...

      I'm trying to build as much as I can instead of buying a ton of SA parts, as they cost a ton of money.

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      01-24-2011 10:20 AM #2
      never built an UZI, but have built AK's and a G3. Cant wait to see how yours turns out, and as far as building from a shell (80% receiver) thats the only way to do it IMO, if you build it from a pre-made receiver it not really "building" a gun, it assembling a gun. the AK 80% rec's are pretty easy, but the H&K rec's are pretty tricky. seems like the UZU shouldnt be too bad as most of the bends are shallow and 90 degrees, as usual the hardest part will probably be making the jigs for bending the material.

      good luck, and be sure to post pics!

      edited to add; If you havent already been there, gunco.net and weaponeer.com are two great resources for building from parts kits. the weaponeer site is kinda hard to navigate but there is some great info on there.

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      01-24-2011 10:33 AM #3
      Thanks for the info! I'm a member at Gunco, but not weaponeer.. both good sources of info. Just registered at Uzitalk as well.

      The only thing that worries me is welding the feed ramp in, I've read that can be tricky, but if I go slow and measure 3x and cut once.. I should be ok

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      01-24-2011 11:10 AM #4
      I always saw Uzi's as the Members Only jackets of the gun world. Kinda trendy. HOWEVER I think it's cool that you're building one and I look forward to seeing your build updates.

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      01-24-2011 04:03 PM #5
      let me know how the semi auto shoots. in my opinion the Uzi is the most fun submachine gun to shoot. the recoil is very mild and it feels very solid and high quality. if i had the funds i'd get one with no hesitation.

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      01-24-2011 07:40 PM #6
      I want a full auto Uzi so bad.

      I have been contemplating thinning out some of my collection and getting one.

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      01-24-2011 08:08 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 00boraslow View Post
      I want a full auto Uzi so bad.

      I have been contemplating thinning out some of my collection and getting one.
      you ever fired one? they are simply badass. the recoil of the full auto Uzi is a little less than that of a Beretta CX4. the gun basically wobbles in your hands and it's easy to keep on target. the $7,000+ price tag is ominous but on the other hand i'd rather spend it on an Uzi than a Barrett M82.

      obin
      "We're society's crowbar. They hate us, they never want to acknowledge the dirty jobs they give us to do, but when the job is done they never throw us away - they just slip us back in the toolbox until they need us the next time. And there will always be a next time."-Jim Hooper. Beneath the Visiting Moon: Images of Combat in Southern Africa

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      01-24-2011 08:54 PM #8
      Sounds like fun, I've always wanted to build a kit gun to see if I could do it. My biggest problem is I don't know how to weld. I definitely want to see plenty of pictures of this.

      Also, my favorite movie clip about uzis:


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      01-25-2011 07:58 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Obin Robinson View Post
      you ever fired one? they are simply badass. the recoil of the full auto Uzi is a little less than that of a Beretta CX4. the gun basically wobbles in your hands and it's easy to keep on target. the $7,000+ price tag is ominous but on the other hand i'd rather spend it on an Uzi than a Barrett M82.

      obin
      I already have a M82A1.



      I still kick myself for not buying a Vector RR Uzi back when I bought my M16 RR. The guy was only asking $6K for it plus is came with a 22lr kit. I just didn't have the funds to buy both at the same time. He posted it on Sturm and it sold within 20mins.


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      01-26-2011 08:37 PM #10
      I'm thinking about making it a reweld, to keep the original serial and markings.



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      02-15-2011 03:39 PM #11
      Ordered a Nodak receiver friday. Called today to check on the FFL paperwork, and they said they won't ship for 2 weeks, as they need to check the specs of the welds... even though they said it was in stock on friday.

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      02-15-2011 05:26 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by SilleyWilley View Post
      Ordered a Nodak receiver friday. Called today to check on the FFL paperwork, and they said they won't ship for 2 weeks, as they need to check the specs of the welds... even though they said it was in stock on friday.
      Good things come to those who have patience.


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      02-15-2011 06:42 PM #13
      lol... at least it's not an NFA purchase. That would likely kill me

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      02-22-2011 01:12 PM #14
      Update:

      I changed my order to a shell, so I didn't have to wait for the receiver. So I'll be building it from parts and welding the receiver myself.

      The FFL just called me, and the shell is in, so I will have pics tonight.

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      02-22-2011 06:00 PM #15
      It begins!!






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      02-25-2011 08:14 PM #16
      Got 95% of my parts today. Still waiting for a top cover and one part to weld into the shell. I'll post pics when I start mocking it up and welding.





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      02-25-2011 08:46 PM #17
      Are you going to SBR it?

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      02-26-2011 05:48 AM #18
      Eventually... I'm building a couple cans on form 1's(one in 7.62 and one in 9mm), and also sbr'ing my skorpion pistol, si I'm trying to get all the paperwork together to send in at the same time

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      02-26-2011 09:32 AM #19
      mock up

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      03-10-2011 10:00 PM #20
      getting ready to weld the bayo lug and grip lug


      welded, need to grind to fit the trunion in there






      clamped the trunion and checking barrel fitment before welding.




      feed ramp in place


      not my best looking welds, but they need to be ground down anyway




      feed ramp welded, also needs grinding


      grip lug welded




      inside


      and one more mock... cuz I can't help myself

    21. 03-10-2011 11:12 PM #21
      I sit before your feet eagerly listening to your story with the awe and wonderment of that of a 5 year old hearing The Christmas Story on Christmas Eve for the very first time.
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      03-11-2011 06:11 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by medicracer View Post
      I sit before your feet eagerly listening to your story with the awe and wonderment of that of a 5 year old hearing The Christmas Story on Christmas Eve for the very first time.
      lol.... thanks medicracer!

      I will hopefully be finishing tonight!

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      03-11-2011 09:15 PM #23
      Ran into a snag. The receiver is twisted ever so slightly. It's my fault, as I checked it before welding and it was square. I might give it a quick twist to snap it back.. or might leave it alone. Not sure yet.

      The top cover was not sitting flush. After some messing around, I found it was hitting the sling "bump" in the left side of the receiver. I decided to file the inside lip of the cover rather than modify the shell. It fits good now.

      I also realized that I welded the grip frame lug a bit too far back and it is now making the stock not fit against the lug when collapsed. No big deal, as I can file a bit off the stock.. or the lug.

      I ground the trunion welds, but not too much.. as it will sacrifice structural integrity.
      pics...



      I put a chamfer on the edges of the back plate to give me some room to pile up filler material while welding.




      After some grinding and sanding



      That's it for now. I will try and work on it tomorrow.

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      03-12-2011 08:02 PM #24
      Almost done! Need to strip the lower and refinish it, as well as the barrel shroud.

      I used Krylon BBQ paint, works well, but it's a bit shiny. I might strip it and use something else.

      Going to shoot it tomorrow.



















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      03-12-2011 09:22 PM #26
      thats just cool


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      03-13-2011 06:25 AM #27
      Thanks man, I will try and put up a vid when I break it in.

      oh and.. the next one will be a mini pistol

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