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PostSubject: Just bought one   Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:39 am

My Marushin UZI just arrived, it was a gunbroker, last minute purchase because I thought the no reserve auction was a joke, it wasn't, and I won the replica.
It is far closer in feel to the real UZI than many of my other modelguns are to their RS counterparts.
The MGC MP40 feels very different to a real MP40, tinny and lightweight, the Zinc Tokyop is just a lump of inert pot metal and feels dead. The MGC Thompson is very different feeling to an actual West Hurley or Military M1 (the only models I have had on hand.)
This UZI is extraordinarily similar, I will post photo's, as I own an UZI carbine, which is closed bolt and semi only, but built on Israeli SMG sub parts (except the receiver which is a registered semi only and obvious internals), so a very good reference.

I haven't fired this modelgun and will not. So, no review there. But, I am really quite impressed with this and will enjoy it in the collection.
I will try to post comparison pictures, I think they would be of interest.

Markings:
Top cover -
SMG Marushin 3 83

Rear left side of receiver -
MP UZI
KAL 9mm
820119
IMI

Above select lever -
DES

If you shake it the folding stock falls open, and the select lever is loose - small issues probably to do with age more than anything.

i recommend this as a replica, very faithful.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought one   Sat Apr 03, 2010 12:51 pm

Hi JJ

Nice models aren't they Does yours have the all metal trigger group and magazine well or is it ABS
It's good to know it compares well with the real ones

The selector switch has (if I remember correctly) a leaf spring set behind it, maybe checking that might make the switch a little more positive
The folding stock has threaded pins and springs holding it all together. The pins screw into blank "heads" that don't have screwdriver slots in them. A couple of mine loosened off but they'll tighten up ok by twisting them with finger pressure.
There's a lug cast into the rear of the lower receiver that the stock clips onto before folding completely too.

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PostSubject: Re: Just bought one   Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:42 pm

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Re the stock falling open:

I have 4 of these uzi's now and have noticed that the lug on the reciver that Cerwyn refered to, come in two sizes? 3 of my uzi's have a "long" lug and the stock fits perfect, the forth has a "short" lug and the stock fails to engage, I wonder if the short lug version was originaly intended for models with wood stocks only???? as the lug length makes no difference with the wood stocks fitted.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought one   Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:05 pm

Marushin UZI is an amazing modelgun :-) Metal, solid, just what a modelgun should be.

Regarding stock - I had this problem some time ago. If I remember correctly it was just a matter of tightening one of screws in the stock.
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought one   Sun Apr 04, 2010 1:47 am

Cerwyn, The receiver on the replica is all metal.

The magazine that came with the model-gun is an IMI real mag, and has not been altered.
I will try tightening some of the lugs to stop the stock dropping, but the lug does seem a little short, I have a real Israeli wooden stock, but it is not nearby, so I will try that - but really, I don't foresee the stock ever being extended in one of my movies so I may glue it in the closed position.

Here are some photo's next to the 9mm Semi UZI (carbine - this is a blank fire only barrel and permanently adapted, otherwise it would be 16" long, for all you US legal experts, lol)

The diagonal slot on the semi-auto UZI bolt, is to fit around a lug on the inside of the receiver, designed so that the civilian carbine's will not accept a full auto bolt without serious machine work. The Marushin UZI bolt is more faithful to the original SMG on this point.

The carbine lower is from an Israeli kit (altered internally), so the fire selection is in Hebrew, I chose this, and it wasn't easy to do, FYI.

I have included a photo without the top-cover for the hard-core firearms afficionados.

Enjoy.






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PostSubject: Re: Just bought one   Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:22 am

Ahhh, love it!

I bought a Marushin UZI waaay back, i'd say around 1988-ish, still have it, and it is a project of mine to retore it to full working capacity.

They rock!
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PostSubject: Re: Just bought one   Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:04 pm

Thanks for the photos JJ

General opinions seem to agree the all metal trigger group / mag' well is the better option as the abs type have a tendency to break the mag' release catch. So it looks like you've done well with your auction win

I didn't know about there being different lug lengths to lock the stock in place, it's an interesting fact that.
You may find the genuine UZI wooden stock will take some modifying to fit. Details of this conversion were well written about and photographed by MadMike a while ago.

Nice to see photos of Modelgun next to Real thing, Marushin certainly did a lovely job with their model

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PostSubject: Re: Just bought one   Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:18 am

One of my personal favorites. I have two of the all steel Marushin uzi's, boxed. They are wonderful models. Once converted to a CP-BLK cartridge, mine also became exceptional firing models as well. Stocks are a bit of a let-down. I just make sure it is extended before firing or the reciprocation of the bolt will usually cause it to drop on its own.

The all steel versions are heavier not only in the metal trigger housing/grip, but also the plastic on the grips is heavier. Just an all around exceptional model gun.
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