The Type 92 has a cocking handle on the left side only, while BSA Lewis guns
have provision to install the retracting handle on either side.
They then proceeded with their Lewis guns
and rendered valuable assistance up the flank, which was held up by hostile machine gun fire.
The standard tripod-mounted heavy machine gun of Japan's infantry was the Type 92 which had to be confusing because the Japanese navy used them side by side with the above Type 92 Lewis Guns
A photograph of a 90th Attack Squadron DH-4B equipped with two pair of Lewis guns
on the side of the fuselage below the observer aimed down and forward, an arrangement different from that tested at McCook, validates Beverley's memory.
loaded with incendiary bullets were mounted on Sopwith Camel planes and shot down German Zeppelins.
By the end of 1916, it was estimated that the British army fired more than 7 billion rounds through their Lewis guns
From an average of 135 rifles made per week in the five years before the war, production was increased to about 10,000 per week; whilst output of Lewis guns
rose from 50 a week, to 2,000.
They were freshly painted--which helped mask the smell of fish--fitted with a radio and provided with rifles and Lewis guns
In that month, the battalion was issued with Lewis Guns
to replace its Hotchkiss Guns and the battalion machine gunners were sent to the GHQ Lewis Gun
School at Le Touquet for training.
We have visited factories where rifles are made by the million and Lewis guns
by the thousand.
By March of 1916, BSA was producing 800 Lewis Guns
a week and a 1,000 per week by the end of the year.
Other units had much longer journeys before they could fire their Lewis guns
"in bursts of four or five" or try their luck at hitting the bull's eye with their rifles.