Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Lewis Type 92

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Lewis Type 92

Date

about 1932

Object Number

PR.7011

Provenance

Made in Japan, c1932 Acquired by the MoD Pattern Room, date unknown. Gifted with MoD Pattern Room collection, 2005.

Physical Description

A copy of the British pattern air service Lewis with the latter's stripped barrel and single rear spade grip. Leather wrap on grip.

Techniques

Forging, Filing, Machining, Bluing

Materials

Dimensions

Barrellength26.5in.
Barrellength670mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 1483

Calibre

7.7 mm

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
Japanese Kanji characters NEED TRANSLATING
Top of receiver
Stamping

Associations

Places Japan