Lewis Automatic Machine Gun

A quick overview and slow motion footage of a WWI-era Lewis Automatic Machine Gun in .303 British.

Lewis Automatic Machine Gun (Lewis Gun) Specs:

  • Cartridge:
    • .303 British
    • .30-06 Springfield
    • 7.92×57mm Mauser
  • Action: Gas-operated
  • Rate of Fire: 500–600 rounds/min
  • Muzzle Velocity: 2,440 feet per second (740 m/s)
  • Effective Firing Range: 880 yards (800 m)
  • Maximum Firing Range: 3,500 yards (3,200 m)
  • Feed System:
    • 47 or 97 round Pan magazine
    • 30 round detachable Bren magazines
  • Sights: Blade and tangent leaf
  • Weight: 28 pounds (13 kg)
  • Length: 50.5 inches (1,280 mm)
  • Barrel Length: 26.5 inches (670 mm)
  • Width: 4.5 inches (110 mm)