PURCHASE LEWIS MACHINE Founded in 1980 Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT®) adopted the mission to provide the US Military, law enforcement and government agencies with precision-engineered weapons, components, and modular weapon systems of the highest quality. Since the very beginning, LMT’s focus has been to meet, if not surpass, their customers’ expectations of quality, value, and delivery of machined parts, weapon systems, assemblies; in addition to engineering services. All products are 100% USA made and Berry Amendment compliant LMT® has been doing business in Milan, Illinois, LMT® all the while maintaining an ethical environmental policy. LMT prides itself on supporting its local community by providing employees with a challenging and rewarding workplace.
The Lewis gun (or Lewis automatic machine gun or Lewis automatic rifle) is a First World War-era light machine gun. Designed privately in America but not adopted, the design was finalized and mass-produced in the United Kingdom, and widely used by troops of the British Empire during the war. It had a distinctive barrel cooling shroud (containing a finned, aluminum breech-to-muzzle heat sink to cool the gun barrel) and a top-mounted pan magazine. The Lewis served to the end of the Korean War and was widely used as an aircraft machine gun during both World Wars, almost always with the cooling shroud removed, as airflow during flight offers sufficient cooling.