Pearl Manufacturing Corp. UC-9 9x19mm NATO Transferable Folding Machine Gun
Status: In-Stock / Please Call to Purchase
This Chester County Armory listing is for a Pearl Manufacturing UC-9 9x19mm NATO transferable folding sub machine gun, in a rare, red finish, with custom Snap-on Tool appliques.
Dubbed the “Radio Gun” after its appearance in the movie Robocop II, where it was transformed quickly from a 80’s era “boom box” to a working machine gun in seconds by one of the movie’s antagonists (who appeared to be unarmed), the Pearl UC-9 is truly in a class of it’s own. Originally designed to be an SMG that “hides in plain sight”, this item unfolds from a small rectangle (10.37″ in length or about the size of a 1980’s era transistor radio, or a more modern portable hard drive) to a fully functional open-bolt sub machine gun in a manner of seconds. The UC-9 utilizes unmodified UZI 9mm magazines, and can fit a full 32rd magazine inside of itself while fully folded. To unfold, an operator tears away a steel front dust cover (which can be thrown or dropped as a distraction device) and the machine gun will quickly unfold and lock in position. The magazine is already inserted, so a quick tug of the charging handle makes the gun completely operational. The UC-9 was originally developed by weapons designer Utah Conner, and created using a modified UZI bolt and grip mechanism, allowing it to utilize unmodified UZI magazines.
This particular version of the UC-9, with it’s distinctive red color and branded logo, could make its home in the garage of any mechanic, without drawing any attention to itself! This transferable machine gun is rarely seen in any configuration (as less than 100 were ever made) and extremely limited in the red finish. We believe the finish on this model is original as M6 Management Corporation (the group responsible for completion of the weapon blanks after Utah Conner’s death) offered several colorful versions of this weapon. The finish on this model is consistent with the sheen and appearance of other M6 versions. The applied “Snap-on” decals are most decidedly not original to the weapon.
This transferable folding machine gun is in excellent overall condition. Mechanically, it notes very little wear and appears to have been fired very little. The internal fire controls are in excellent condition, and the bolt notes only very minor finish markings. The bore is bright and shiny, with crisp, clean rifling and the bolt face is clean and well-defined.
Cosmetically, there are some minor handling marks in the painted finish at the pressure points of the folding unit, however they are consistent with the marks on all UC-9’s from the factory, as the folding mechanism itself, creates them. There is one minor cosmetic spot of note on the finish where the magazine catch impacts the side of the folding stock (see photo), however, other than this, the exterior finish is fantastic condition, with limited handling marks.
This fully transferable machine gun comes in its original aluminum case, with a Crimson Trace green laser sighting system mounted directly to the non-reciprocating charging handle. It also will come with four removable front dust covers (one of which is matching red, and three more in a matte black finish), as well as a 32rd magazine and a factory cleaning kit for the Crimson Trace laser. Chester County Armory will also include an original UC Machine Gun Owner’s Manual and a hard copy of the January 2012 printed edition of Small Arms Review magazine that has a detailed article and history on the model titled UC-9 Under Cover Submachine Gun.
This transferable UC-9 folding machine gun is currently on a eForm capable Form 3 for easy transfer. The current Form 3 lists “Pearl Manufacturing” as the manufacturer and “UC” as the model.