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Lewis Gun Love Affair

By Graeme "broadarrow303" Barber

Calibre ………………………… 303 inch
Rifling …………………………. 4 groove, concentric, right hand twist
Weight ………………………… gun 27 lbs approximately
………………………………….... magazine loaded 4lb 8oz
Length ………………………... 50.5 inches
………………………………...... Barrel 26.5 inches
Action ……………………...… Gas piston automatic only
Bolt system ……………….. Rotate locking
Cooling system …………… Air draught
Rate of fire ………….……… 500 – 600 rpm
Magazine capacity …..…. 47 rounds
Sights …………………....…… front Blade
………………………….........… rear Tangent leaf to 1900 yards
Effective range ……...…… 880 yards
Maximum range …………. 3500 yards

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1. Pattern 1914 Lewis Gun fitted with No 5 47 round magazine and MkIII Field Mount

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2. Lewis Gun Training Chart

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3c. manuals

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3a. Parts and tools

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3b. parts holder and barrell

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3d. Bag, Spare Parts and Tools, MG., MkII

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4c. Anti Aircraft

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4b. Kneeling

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4a. prone

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5a. Lewis gun in pieces

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5b. Lewis gun parts list

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6. Germans with captured Lewis guns

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7. Carriers Magazine

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8. Pouches Magazine Web

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9a. Front view battle order

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9b. Rear view battle order

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9.c Side view battle order

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9d) re-enaction No 3 gunner

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10a lewis plates

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10b. Lewis plates

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11. Butt modifications

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12. Lewis gun rattle

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13 Wellington Cadets

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14b. MG post Godley Head

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14a. MG post Godley Head

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15. Local Pattern HG rattle

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Magazine, Mk I, Skeleton

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Lewis magazine

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3c. Manuals 9

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7b. 1917 dated mag tin

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9 a. No1 gunner

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9 b. No2 gunner with buckets

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