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Small Arms of WWI Primer 034: The Lewis Gun

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Cartridge: .303
Capacity: 47 rnds
Length: 50.5″
weight: 28

Additional reading:

Daniel Watters found a lovely link to Crozier’s book:

The Belgian Rattlesnake
William M. Easterly

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Safe range space thanks to Shoot Logic

Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

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