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The Uzi submachine gun was designed by Uziel Gal in 1950 for Israel Military Industries (IMI), and put into full production in 1954. Exports from IMI, together with sales of its licensed copies, led to the Uzi being adopted by nearly half the countries on the planet – an impressive accomplishment to say the least. The gun’s unique profile makes it immediately recognizable, even in the shadowy background of a feature film, but someone interested in buying an Uzi soon realizes that not all of them are the same. Action Arms Ltd. began importing the semi-automatic version of the Uzi to America in 1980 and continued until 1989, at which point more than 80,000 of them had been brought into the states. These import Uzis were manufactured by IMI in Israel, and were the same top shelf quality as the IMI submachine guns. Until the McClure-Volkmer Act was passed in 1986, these guns could be converted to full-automatic for civilian use with the proper paperwork. Thousands of these guns were converted during that time frame, and they now make up a significant portion of the transferable Uzi submachine guns in the United States. So if you’re looking for an Uzi in America, get a genuine IMI Action Arms import and if you’re looking for a full-auto model, look for a pre-1986 model that has been converted.
Like all our designs, this one is treated with our signature ‘relic-ing’ process which includes our own secret recipe of hand-painted chipping, cracking, fading, and just the right touch of yellowing to ensure that it looks the part of a true vintage imprint.** We lay these works of art down on premium Bella+Canvas 3001 Unisex Jersey Short Sleeve Tees, one of the softest, best-wearing t-shirts available today, via state of the art direct to garment (DTG) printing which allows us to create a vintage effect that simply can’t be accomplished with other printing methods. In short, these shirts are everything you’ve dreamed of and more – it feels soft and lightweight with just the right amount of stretch making it comfortable and flattering for both men and women.
Not sure what size is your best fit? We recommend taking one of your current t-shirts, laying it flat and measuring it. The measurements in the chart below are taken with the shirt laying on a flat surface. To get the length, measure from the high shoulder point down to the bottom of the shirt. To get the width, measure approximately 1-inch below the armhole, across the chest, from seam to seam. While our tees are all made using premium, pre-shrunk, ring-spun cotton, there can be some shrinkage depending on your personal wash and dry cycles. With that said, if you’re on the fence, we always suggest going up a size.
All sizes are provided in inches!
*Heather colors are 52% combed and ring-spun cotton/48% polyester. Athletic and Black Heather is 90% combed and ring-spun cotton/10% polyester. Ash color is 99% Airlume combed and ring-spun cotton and 1% poly. **Due to the nature of the printing process and different sizes of shirts offered, imprint position and scale may vary slightly from the product images, but we do our best to be as accurate as possible.