Jump to content


Photo

Savage M1916 Lewis Gun Manual


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 copdoc

copdoc
  • Members
    • Member ID: 498
  • 494 posts

Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:36 AM

My Sister found this for me for Xmas. There were some pics of another on another forum so I forgot to put it here. Sorry for the poor lighting. I need to time off in the day time.

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

#2 copdoc

copdoc
  • Members
    • Member ID: 498
  • 494 posts

Posted 12 February 2009 - 04:37 AM

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Posted Image

Edited by copdoc, 12 February 2009 - 04:39 AM.


#3 robinb

robinb

    MODERATOR

  • Moderators
    • Member ID: 61
  • 5,287 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Turner, Oregon

Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:16 AM

As a Savage Lewis Gun owner, I gotta say Nice Book!

#4 Latewatch

Latewatch
  • Members
    • Member ID: 5,236
  • 301 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Indiana

Posted 12 February 2009 - 07:48 AM

Geeesh, I wish my sister would find me something cool like that for Christmas.

#5 copdoc

copdoc
  • Members
    • Member ID: 498
  • 494 posts

Posted 12 February 2009 - 09:21 AM

Geeesh, I wish my sister would find me something cool like that for Christmas.

It was a pretty good Xmas, my sons physic's professor gave me an original TSMG manual from 1942. Maybe I was good for a change.

Edited by copdoc, 12 February 2009 - 09:21 AM.


#6 artu44

artu44

    MODERATOR EMERITUS

  • Members
    • Member ID: 67
  • 2,541 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Liguria - Italy

Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:56 AM

Airplane .303 Lewis issued by italian air force during WWI and WWII haven't the barrel jacket. They experimented the gun didn't need barrel cooling.

Attached Images

  • nieuport.jpg


#7 copdoc

copdoc
  • Members
    • Member ID: 498
  • 494 posts

Posted 14 February 2009 - 07:22 AM

Airplane .303 Lewis issued by italian air force during WWI and WWII haven't the barrel jacket. They experimented the gun didn't need barrel cooling.

Nice artu44 I have seen a picture of a Lewis with a wire stock converted from aircraft to ground gun. I think I remember it having the jacket removed. There is a Lewis in the St Augustine Florida "Old Jail that has what look like a bicycle seat bolted to the barrel. I have not seen it in many years. I might have an old pic I can scan. I throw these out for discussion. Any pics of Lewis guns would be appreciated.

Robin, a pic of your Savage Lewis gun would be nice video would be better. I have not shot one in a long time. I forgot to ask if it was 30-06 or 303 and if it was an aircraft or a ground gun. I think there were more 30-06 that 303 Savage guns with the 303 ground gun being the rarest. Anyone have production figures(BSA/Savage, caliber, ground/aircraft, etc)?

#8 artu44

artu44

    MODERATOR EMERITUS

  • Members
    • Member ID: 67
  • 2,541 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Liguria - Italy

Posted 14 February 2009 - 09:27 AM

The italian Nieuport made by Macchi under license.

Attached Images

  • lewis9.jpg
  • lewisgun.jpg
  • nieuport.gif


#9 El Bibliotecario

El Bibliotecario
  • Members
    • Member ID: 2,215
  • 913 posts
  • Location:SW

Posted 14 February 2009 - 12:40 PM

Lewis gun affectionados might enjoy a section in MG Julian S Hatchers' HATCHER'S NOTEBOOK. Hatcher was chief of US ordnance in [email protected], but as a young officer he was involved in machine gun instruction for US troops on the Mexican border in 1916. He comments at length about the sales efforts of the Savage Corp to sell Lewis guns to the army, and compares the Lewis to the army's then-standard Bene Mercier.

#10 Hinrik WD

Hinrik WD
  • Members
    • Member ID: 5,556
  • 121 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Iceland

Posted 14 February 2009 - 03:14 PM

Very nice manual. I have one from Savage, but it is different from this one.

I also have a nice Savage made Lewis 1918 gun.....

Regards

#11 artu44

artu44

    MODERATOR EMERITUS

  • Members
    • Member ID: 67
  • 2,541 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:South Liguria - Italy

Posted 17 February 2009 - 05:22 AM

I think the original govt manual would be also desiderable. I was outbidded minutes ago on this one. It sold 80.75$ on irish ebay.

Attached Images

  • lewis_manual.jpg



1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users