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#1 michaelkih

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:49 PM

Serial number A55. Really enjoying this machine gun.

https://youtu.be/VUfHYEGYo9A
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#2 APEXgunparts

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 07:20 PM

Very cool video!
I like the close-ups showing the feed and ejection.

You need to remove that carry handle and sell it to me!

Richard


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#3 johnsonlmg41

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:35 PM

Very well done video.  The one unique thing I notice is the powder smell/ warm gas coming back at the shooter through the fins.  The only way that could be improved is if it were 2 stroke castor oil burning.   They are starting to accumulate here like potato chips....you can't have just one once you've tried it.  Now you have to get a US gun to go with your US Navy drum chest!  Probably easier, and way cheaper to get a steel British chest though? 

The under the gun drum view was cool to watch IMO.  Thanks for posting.


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#4 mgvince

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 08:38 PM

Great video Mike!   Your videos are the best.    That looks like too much fun!!


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:16 PM

Wonderful video.  But your front sight is on backwards.


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#6 ron_brock

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 09:17 PM

I did not like your video. It makes me want a Lewis gun. Thanks for sharing, very well done with done great shots and angles!!!!

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:52 PM

Wonderful video.  But your front sight is on backwards.


Thanks. I honestly had no idea so I just picked what I liked. Haha. Now I know! 👍
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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:52 PM

I did not like your video. It makes me want a Lewis gun. Thanks for sharing, very well done with done great shots and angles!!!!

Ron


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:59 PM

Wonderful video.  But your front sight is on backwards.

That's what I told him. :D


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 11:55 PM

Glad you liked the video. Are the handles rare to find? Came from a great owner that included basically all the accessories I could ever want. Very lucky and happy.

Very cool video!
I like the close-ups showing the feed and ejection.

You need to remove that carry handle and sell it to me!

Richard


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:56 AM

A clock spring type recoil spring, aluminum cooling fins and that drum mag are really interesting. Great video.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:04 AM

Mike,

Very nice video and very nice Lewis.

When I take my Lewis to the club it draws a larger crowd of fans than any other auto firearm.

Congratulations.

Jim C

PS A299 here.

PSS don't let anyone ever talk you out of the carrying handle.


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 03:24 PM

Great video Mike. I agree with ron_brock. Makes me want a Lewis gun even more than I already did.  Your videos are costing me a lot of money.....


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 04:55 PM

If you want a Lewis just from seeing the video, imagine how those of us who have seen Jim C's gun in person feel.  I like it way better than either of his very, very nice BARs


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 05:11 PM

Nice vid , Mike ! I liked your Sten vid too. 


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Posted 28 March 2019 - 07:29 PM

Glad you liked the video. Are the handles rare to find? Came from a great owner that included basically all the accessories I could ever want. Very lucky and happy.
 

Very cool video!
I like the close-ups showing the feed and ejection.

You need to remove that carry handle and sell it to me!

Richard


The LEWIS carry handles are not easy to locate anymore, which is what prompted my (not serious) comment.
There is also an adapter to mount the LEWIS in a Vickers mount.
I was offered one of those once, but I didn't have the $2500 asking price.


I do appreciate you making and sharing that video of your gun.
They are a classic piece of military history!

Richard
 


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 04:06 PM

Yes the adapters are a great accessory to have.


Edited by johnsonlmg41, 02 April 2019 - 07:19 PM.

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