I just found this article from back in January. A-619 is alive and well and living in Louisiana!
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Posted 23 March 2019 - 03:48 AM
Posted 23 March 2019 - 07:04 AM
Well, this explains a few things, but still leaves more questions. My Lewis has a Savage-made receiver (with Canadian proof mark) combined with a Brit parts set bearing replacement serial number A-22. It's a live gun registered under the original SN on the receiver, which is not lined out.
I have never done a FOIA request to NFA Branch, but I think I will on this Lewis.
Posted 24 March 2019 - 04:33 AM
Does your Savage made Canadian issue reciver have a small crown with the number 24 stampted into the metal? This is a Canadian inspection mark.
Posted 24 March 2019 - 08:16 AM
Yes it does. It also has a "broad arrow" surrounded by a "C".
Posted 27 March 2019 - 06:45 PM
Posted 22 April 2019 - 05:52 PM
Always good to get more "good" info. I have A95. I have had several of them over the years, will have to go research the other SNs. Just had it out the other day and ran 3 drums through it. Fun old gun to shoot. Would love to find a Vickers tripod adapter.....
Posted 23 April 2019 - 08:14 AM
Here's something I came up with that really changes shooting the Lewis. Removing the rear sight assembly from the Body Cover reveals a male dovetail, so I milled an aluminum block to fit and mounted an AR-15 rail on top. Note that there is no alteration to ANY original parts, would I do such a silly thing? I have since acquired a NOS Body Cover so I can just swap them out. It’s insane how fast she gets on target and how accurate. Der Kaiser has filed a complaint with the Hague Convention!
If necessary, I can also mount the starlight or thermal sight, but I’ll have to take them off the rail to change pans. Now that would make sausage out of some feral hogs.
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Posted 24 April 2019 - 05:19 AM
Geez, Doug- I was thinking of doing that, but never got around to it. That looks amazing and I can only imagine how well it shoots. Nice job.
Posted 24 April 2019 - 08:38 AM
If this video works, I start out targeting & obliterating clay pigeons at 125 yards with short bursts. Note how close together the bursts are, that’s how fast she was on the next target. Then I walked fire down the 2-liter water bottles that were trying to attack our position.
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Posted 27 April 2019 - 10:02 AM
Hmm. I guess that's one advantage the Brit version has over the US m1917. My rear sight mount is on the receiver, not the cover plate.
Posted 30 May 2019 - 12:07 PM
I assume all the Irish Lewis guns are C&R classified since they are the original receivers. I know my BATF paperwork lists both the importer (International Armament Corp) as well as Birmingham Small Arms but nothing specifically that states C&R but there is no box for that either. The current BATF C&R list as of 2018 has both British and American made Lewis Guns as C&R approved.
Posted 02 June 2019 - 04:35 PM
Since I do not know of any Lewis guns that were manufactured after 1969, all of them should be C&R as they are over 50 Years old. It's possible that someone re-welded or scratch-made a receiver between 1969 and 1986. But I have not heard of one.