The British Army’s light machine gun of World War One was no joke.
The 1914 Lewis machine gun was a well-built gun ready for combat.
This machine gun could lay down some heavy fire quickly on target.
The 1914 Lewis machine gun is quite a solid combat weapon.
Fielded by the British military into World War Two, this unique machine gun was at the top of its class.
Known for its odd, but useful, 47- or 97-round drum pan magazines that fit to the top of the machine gun to make it a utilitarian gun, it was used through two World Wars in the trenches, on airplanes and on tanks. It was the do-it-all machine gun of the time.
Watch as this classic machine gun is explained and shot on film.