Group Industires Uzi

Discussion in 'The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum' started by Banjo, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. Banjo

    Banjo New Member

    Aug 1, 2003
    Hello all,

    I'm trying to track down some information on an Uzi Carbine. It's stamped Group Ind. Lou, KY 40214. I understand this to be one of a few semi-autos sold by Group Industries before they closed and their inventory was sold off to Vector in Utah. It has a light gray finish with green plastic handguard and forend. Any information at all will be most helpful.


  2. Xracer

    Xracer *TFF Admin Staff Mediator*

    Hi Banjo....welcome to TFF.

    There's nothing about either Group Industries or Vector Arms in the Blue Book.

    The 2003 Standard Catalog of Firearms has nothing under Group Industries, but there is a mention under Vector Arms:

    Vector Arms, Inc., North Salt Lake, UT


    This is a semi-automatic, pre-ban Uzi carbine with 18" barrel chambered for the 9mm cartridge. Receiver built by Group Industries of Louisville, KY prior to May, 1986. Reciever fixed parts manufacturing and receiver assembly by Vector Arms. Only 97 of these semi-automatic receivers were manufactured.


    NIB - $1300
    Exc - $1000


    NIB - $1100
    Exc - $900

    Hope this helps.

  3. inplanotx

    inplanotx Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    Hi Banjo and a big WELCOME to TFF. Glad to have you aboard.

    Attached Files:

  4. Banjo

    Banjo New Member

    Aug 1, 2003
    Thanks for the welcome,

    I have both books and researched as much as I could, but I'm not sure this is the same weapon. According to the owner Vector has no record of selling the gun. The story he got from the guy *he* bought it from was that it was sold to him by an employee (or ex-employee) of Group Industries. There are no Vector markings on the gun at all, which would indicate the story might be true. I've come across vague references on the Net about Group Industries selling semi-auto's before their demise, and wonder if this might be one of them. I may end up just using the values listed in Standard Catalog, but this guy claims to have about twice that in the gun.

    Any idea how I would go about confirming that it is in fact a pre-ban?

    Thanks again,

  5. Lorenzo 888

    Lorenzo 888 New Member

    Mar 15, 2015
    Banjo: I know it's been a while since you have talked about this topic of you owning a stamped group industries UZI but I just am writing to ask you if you have found any further information on the situation ..I just purchased an UZI with the same Stamping, is this really a pre-ban and was this manufactured by group industries seeing the Vector name is not on it?..thank you for your response
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2015
  6. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Welcome to TFF! Banjo hasnt said a peep since 2003. Lot of new members come and go once they got an answer to their question. We like pics by the way. Gun porn!
  7. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    Lorenzo, as TheGunClinger said, it has been 12 years since that post was made by Banjo and he has not been back since. If you post your question in the Technical Questions & Information forum, I would bet that you will get your answers.
  8. Big Mak

    Big Mak Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 14, 2014
    Washington State
    Some of us stick around...for the gun porn. :p
    soundguy likes this.
Similar Threads
Forum Title Date
The Ask the Pros & What's It Worth? Forum Something interesting to the group Aug 18, 2011