Object Title

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Lewis light machine gun, Mark I

Centrefire automatic light machine gun - Lewis light machine gun, Mark I

Date

1901-1930

Object Number

XII.10626

Provenance

Purchased from World Wide Arms, 28 July 1994

Physical Description

An air cooled automatic weapon easily identified by the large tubular cooling jacket covering the barrel. The receiver is machined from solid with a cocking handle to the left. The wooden butt is quickly detatchable. Magazines are drum type, and hold 47 rounds. Also, includes wooden storage chest.

Dimensions

Barrel jacketdiameter3.1in.
Barrel jacketdiameter78mm
Magazinediameter8.1in.
Magazinediameter205mm
Barrellength26.3in.
Barrellength668mm

Calibre

.303 in

Inscriptions and Marks

SAVAGE ARMS COMPANY. U.S.A

Associations

Places America