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Time Machine: Shooting the 1914 Lewis Machine Gun [VIDEO]

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.

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Time Machine: Shooting the 1914 Lewis Machine Gun [VIDEO]