The US-made Lewis gun, with its distinctive circular ammunition drums, replaced the VIckers as the standard British Army machine gun in the First World War. This 1941 reprint of a manual first published in January 1919 shows that the versatile Lewis was still a popular and effective weapon twenty years later. Written by a former Officer-Instructor at the Army’s School of Musketry at Hythe in Kent, the booklet describes the correct loading and unloading of the gun; the action of the firing mechanism; the magazine; the action of gases and the cooling system and notes on how to deal with jams and stoppages.
Major C.H.B. Pridham
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2008 N & M Press reprint of 1940 original Edition . SB. 20pp + large colour plate and numerous diagrams