WWI Lewis Gun, It, was developed in the United States in 1911. At 12 kg it was far lighter than the Vickers Machine-Gun. In 1915 the British Army decided to purchase the gun for use on the Western Front. Another advantage of the Lewis is that six of these guns could be made in the time taken to produce one Vickers gun. Although too heavy for efficient portable use, it became the standard support weapon for the British infantry during the First World War.
A really excellent example stamped with 1914 mark The main parts are matching numbers, unsurprisingly the bolt does not have matching numbers. Clear broad arrow stamps and BSA markings Cocks and dry fires. Comes in a wooden transit box. This is an excellent condition example of a rare machine gun at a bargain price. A museum worthy example and a real piece of WW1 history.