20.07.1918: Bernard and the Lewis Machine Gun | Bernard und das Lewis-Maschinengewehr | Bernard et les fusils mitrailleurs Lewis

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– Lewis Automatic Machine Guns –

Action Gas operated automatic
Weight
Unloaded 25 ¼ lbs
Stripped Aero Type 17 ½ lbs
Drum (loaded 4) rounds 4 lbs

Ammunition Mark VII . 303
Rapidity 600 rounds per min. Or 1 drum in 5 secs.
Trajectory 2ft. in 400 yds.
Rifling 4 leads at hand. 1 turn in 10 ‘’
Drum Rotates clockwise by motion imparted by feed arm.

Faults Wearing on cartridge guide (C.G.) spring
Tools Cartridge. 2 guide springs. Charging handle should always be carried.
Mechanism Gas pressure at approx. 19 tons. Per sq. in. Operates on piston in gas chamber.
“Piston operating rod”
“Strikerpost” Locks bolt with 1/8 of a turn

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