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)

[LEWIS MACHINE GUN](https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-documents/forgottenweapons/machine-guns/mkEIXiUk6k-3B7VOyDMY7g/wR7RLUWojkiCJH1TDPCJoQ/Lewis_Machine_Gun_(Aircraft_Type%29.pdf)

[LEWIS AUTOMATIC MACHINE GUN](https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-documents/forgottenweapons/machine-guns/mkEIXiUk6k-3B7VOyDMY7g/9bpM8BTXkki9_nL1mhyzRw/Lewis_Automatic_Machine_Gun_(Savage_1916%29.pdf)

[HAND-BOOK of the LEWIS MACHINE GUN](https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-documents/forgottenweapons/machine-guns/mkEIXiUk6k-3B7VOyDMY7g/kuzQwoOBWEW1ARvczMx1nA/Handbook_of_the_Lewis_Machine_Gun_(1917_cal_30%29.pdf)

[HANDBOOK "303-IN. LEWIS MACHINE GUN](https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/maven-user-documents/forgottenweapons/machine-guns/mkEIXiUk6k-3B7VOyDMY7g/z4RaDfD2lUur-SBw5JQIww/Handbook_of_the_303_Lewis_MAchine_Gun_(1915%29.pdf)

LEWIS MACHINE GUN HAND-BOOK

LEWIS GUN MECHANISM MADE EASY

THE COMPLETE LEWIS GUNNER

Russian (click to download in PDF format)

RUSSIAN LEWIS MANUAL 1916

RUSSIAN LEWIS MANUAL 1918

Russian Lewis manual 1919

Lewis MG 1924

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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