Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Experimental Lewis

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Experimental Lewis

Date

about 1939

Object Number

PR.7104

Provenance

Made by Soley Arms c1939 Acquired by the MoD Pattern Room, date unknown. Gifted with MoD Pattern Room collection, 2005.

Physical Description

Manufactured (or re-manufactured) according to Edgard Grimard's patent for a detachable box magazine feed.

Techniques

Machining, Filing, Bluing, Forging

Materials

Dimensions

Barrellength26.5 in
Barrellength670 mm

Firearms/Artillery

Serial Number 339

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Calibre
.303 Mk VII
Backsight ladder
Stamped
Patent
ETA. EDG. GRIMARD. LIEGE SYSTEME. LEWYS 1939 PATENT
Upper receiver
Stamping