Lewis light machine gun

Lewis light machine gun

The Lewis Gun was an American-designed light machine gun used by the New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in Sinai and Palestine between July 1916 and March 1917.

Gas-operated and air-cooled, the Lewis Gun fired .303 inch rounds from a 47-round drum magazine. It had a firing rate of 600 rounds per minute and was effective to a range of about 750 m.

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