Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Lewis Mk.I

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Lewis Mk.I


about 1916

Object Number



Made by Savage Arms Limited c1916 Acquired by the MoD Pattern Room, date unknown. Gifted with MoD Pattern Room collection, 2005.

Physical Description

Wooden butt with metal butt plate. Pistol grip with wooden grip plates. Flip-up ladder type rear sight. Cocking handle on right side of receiver. Pan type detachable magazine. Front blade type sight protected by ears. Barrel shroud covers muzzzle completely. Cooling shroud over barrel. Bipod attached via clamp.


Filing, Forging, Machining, Bluing


OverallDepth8.1 in
OverallDepth205 mm
OverallLength50.4 in
OverallLength1280 mm
OverallWeight12.5 kg
OverallWeight27.6 lb
OverallWidth13.4 in
OverallWidth340 mm
BarrelLength26.5 in
BarrelLength670 mm


Serial Number 599


.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

Maker's mark
SAVAGE - LEWIS MACHINE GUN over MFG. BY SAVAGE ARMS CO. UTICA. N. Y. U. S. A. over the Savage Arms monogram
Top of receiver
top of pan magazine
red, typed embossed label


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