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The whole  thing is an unbelievable treasure. Thanks for posting. Most could never buy such a jewel.  I hope it goes for display trips at gun shows or your local museum so others can enjoy.   I just marvel at the demils that IMA offers.   

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Thanks 72 USMC, I have taken it to the state history museum, parades and to re-enactments. IMA does have some nice items, a little pricey sometimes. 

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Here are some images of the Lewis Gun in action during WW1 by US Marines. These are from the National Archives.

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Nice detailed image of Lewis guns in storage. I would love to have some of the ammo crates at the bottom of the image! 

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WW1 US soldiers with the Lewis gun

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Hi, I recently found 4 of these brass lewis gun barrel jacks at an old British weapons depot. 
 

Would anyone have any idea on what they are worth? I can’t find any examples online.

 

 

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Never seen these before, I would be interested to see what you find out.

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Picked up some spare Lewis Gun oil brushes (marked VAC & VSM) that were carried in the butt stock and a 1918 dated small parts tin. 

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Finally got around to filling the spare parts pouch, shown below are 2 charging handles, 1 bolt, 1 extractor, 1 ejector cover, 1 cartridge guide spring, 1 magazine pawl spring, 1 magazine catch, 1 feed pawl, 1 gear stop, 1 magazine loading tool, 1 pull through cleaning rod and string, 1 broken shell extractor and one spring scale. There a few more odds and ends I might add to this. But it's looking pretty good so far.

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