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Lewis Light Machine Gun

The Lewis gun was designed by an American, Colonel Isaac Newton Lewis.

It was one of the first successful air-cooled light machine gun designs, and used an aluminum radiator to pull heat off the barrel. The gun was used extensively in both World Wars.

Manuals

English (click to download in PDF format)

Russian (click to download in PDF format)

Photos

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Resources

Want more information on the Lewis? The definitive resource is William Easterly’s The Belgian Rattlesnake:

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