FN &  Lyttleton Magazines

 

 


Fabrique Nationale (FN) in Belgium and Lyttleton Engineering in South Africa were both licensed manufactures of the UZI and both produced their own magazines. Magazines can be found either with just the licensed manufacturer tool mark, or with both the licensed manufacturer and IMI tool marks. When marked with both, the magazines were produced by the licensed manufacturer acting as a supplier to IMI.

In the late 1960's, IMI supplied Germany with a number of UZI SMG's. It's rumored that Heckler and Koch produced some magazines for the UZI's. If they did, it's unknown whether the magazines were marked with any identifying tool marks or not.


25 Round South African

Caliber: 9mm
Manufacturer: Lyttleton Engineering (South Africa)
Capacity: 25
Witness Holes: 10,15,20, 25
Construction: Heavy gauge metal, no seam in back, flush seam in front.
Tool Marks: "S1", "S2"..."S8" on lower side
Finish: Rough grey parkerized
Reliability: Very Good to excellent
Comments: These mags fit fine in guns but can sometimes be very snug in some magazine loaders.
 

 


25 Round South African/IMI

Caliber: 9mm
Manufacturer: Lyttleton Engineering (South Africa)
Capacity: 25
Witness Holes: 10,15,20, 25
Construction: Heavy gauge metal, no seam in back, flush seam in front.
Tool Marks: "S1", "S2"..."S8" on lower side, "IMI" on lower rear.
Finish: Black painted
Reliability: Very Good to excellent
Comments: These mags fit fine in guns but can sometimes be very snug in some magazine loaders.
 

 

 

25 Round Fabrique National/IMI

Caliber: 9mm
Manufacturer: FN
Capacity: 25
Witness Holes: 10, 15, 20, 25
Construction: Heavy gauge metal, no seam on front, folded seam on back.
Tool Marks: Oval in diamond with line upper left alongside diamond. May also have the IMI star next to it.
Finish: Gray/green parkerized
Reliability: Excellent
Comments: These look 100% identical to IMI military issue magazines with the exception of the FN tool mark.

 


32 Round Fabrique National

Caliber: 9mm
Manufacturer: FN
Capacity: 32
Witness Holes: 10, 20, 32
Construction: Heavy gauge metal, no seam in back, flat seam in front.
Tool Marks: Oval in diamond
Finish: Smooth grey/green finish
Reliability: Excellent.
 

 


40 Round South African

Caliber: 9mm
Manufacturer: Lyttleton Engineering
Capacity: 40
Witness Holes: 10 ,20, 30, 40
Construction: Heavy gauge metal, folded seam in back, no seam in front.
Tool Marks: bird of prey in a triangle on lower side
Finish: Rough grey parkerized
Reliability: very good
Comments: Imported to the United States by Group Industries

 


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