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World War I Machine Guns - Lewis Gun, Chauchat, Vickers Machine Gun, M1895 Colt-Browning Machine Gun, MG 08, M1917 Browning Machine Gun, Maxim Gun, Madsen Machine Gun, Hotchkiss M1914 Machine Gun, Schwarzlose MG M.07-12, Mondragon Rifle (Paperback) Loot Price: R305
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 32. Chapters: Lewis Gun, Chauchat, Vickers machine gun, M1895 Colt-Browning machine gun, MG 08, M1917 Browning machine gun, Maxim gun, Madsen machine gun, Hotchkiss M1914 machine gun, Schwarzlose MG M.07/12, Mondragon rifle, Hotchkiss M1909 Benet-Mercie machine gun, Bergmann MG15 nA Gun, Fokker-Leimberger, St. Etienne Mle 1907, PM M1910, Parabellum MG14, Perino Model 1908, Skoda M1909 machine gun, Salvator-Dormus M1893, MG 18 TuF, Fiat-Revelli Modello 1914, PV-1 machine gun, Parabellum MG17, Ribeyrolle 1918 automatic carbine. Excerpt: The Lewis Gun (or Lewis Automatic Machine Gun) is a World War I era light machine gun of American design that was perfected and widely used by the British Empire. It was first used in combat in World War I, and continued in service with a number of armed forces through to the end of the Korean War. It is visually distinctive because of a wide tubular cooling shroud around the barrel and a top mounted drum-pan magazine. It was commonly used as an aircraft machine-gun, almost always with the cooling shroud removed, during both World Wars. The Lewis Gun was invented by US Army Colonel Isaac Newton Lewis in 1911, based on initial work by Samuel Maclean. Despite its origins, the Lewis Gun was not initially adopted by the American military-most likely because of political differences between Lewis and General William Crozier, the Chief of the Ordnance Department. Lewis became frustrated with trying to persuade the US Army to adopt his design and so ("slapped by rejections from ignorant hacks," as he said), retired from the army. He left the United States in 1913 and headed to Belgium (and shortly afterwards, the UK). He established the Armes Automatique Lewis company in Liege to facilitate commercial production of the gun. Lewis had been working closely with British arms manufacturer the Birmingham...

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Imprint: Books LLC, Wiki Series
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2012
First published: October 2012
Authors: Source Wikipedia
Editors: Books Llc
Creators: Books Llc
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-155-60685-9
Categories: Books
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LSN: 1-155-60685-X
Barcode: 9781155606859

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