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Old January 8, 2011, 01:22 PM   #1
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Process for changing the carbine to the short barrel sub machinegun barrel LEAGLEY on

I have a chance to buy from a friend an early 80’s Uzi carbine. The price is good and I have always wanted one. The problem is that I don’t like the gun with the full sized carbine barrel. I have also found sub machinegun barrels on line for <$100.
Has anyone gone through the legal paperwork needed to turn the carbine into a short barreled semi auto? How long did it take?
Thanks for any help.
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Old January 8, 2011, 02:00 PM   #2
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Old January 11, 2011, 11:24 AM   #3
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At any rate, I'm not sure that a subgun barrel is going to fit a carbine, especially a Model B.
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Old January 11, 2011, 01:00 PM   #4
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It won't fit. The S/A carbine has a restrictor ring at the feed ramp to prevent use of SMG barrels.

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Old January 11, 2011, 01:13 PM   #5
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Just have the 16" barrel turned down and re-crowned.
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Old January 11, 2011, 02:17 PM   #6
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Someone used to make short barrels that fit semi-auto UZI's. If I recall, they were pretty good quality. However, I don't know if you could still find one or not. Legally, you'd have to register it as a Short Barreld Rifle.

Oh, one other thing - I have no idea how easy it is to find a full-sized barrel for an UZI to cut down - I'd check into that before chopping at your full-sized barrel. On the other hand it probably doesn't matter, because once you've registered it and chopped it, I don't see any reason for putting a long barrel on it again.
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