We’re back at the range again today, this time with a 1914 Lewis Gun. The Lewis is a fairly distinctive gun, with a its large radiator shroud for air cooling. These guns were used primarily by the US and British forces in .303 British and .30-06 calibers (some were also sold to Russia in 7.62×54, and other countries copied the gun as well).
Despite some shortcomings (to be expected, for such an early design), the Lewis was an effective and successful gun. And very enjoyable to shoot (if not to strip and reassemble).
We do also have a 1918 Lewis manual available, and I will have more Lewis documentation in our next post.