Booklet, Lewis Gun Mechanism Made Easy, by Major C.H.B. Pridham, Revised Edition July 1940

Pridham, C H B
Gale & Polden Ltd
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Jul 1940
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Booklet, entitled "Lewis Gun Mechanism Made Easy" Fully Illustrated with Large Coloured Plate and Numerous Diagrams by Major C.H.B. Pridham, Revised Edition, July 1940. Includes: Preface to Revised Edition (July, 1940) Rapid Training, C.H.B. Pridham (Major), June 1940.

Contents: Description of Gun; Loading of Gun; Unloading Gun; Action of Mechanism in Detail; Mechanism of Magazine and Functioness of Parts; Action of Gases and Cooling System; Points to be Carried Out Before, During and After Firing; Notes on Stoppages, Immediate Action; Table of Stoppages (Section "A"); Table of Stoppages (Section "B"): Figs. I, II and III (Coloured Plate of Lewis Gun); Figs. IV, V and VA (Fired Arm and Pawls); Figs. VI and VII (Ejector and Striker Post); Figs. VIII (Magazine). Index to Plates printed on coloured plate fold-out.

The first edition of this handbook was printed in 1919 to supplement the old official textbooks, which were not specially adapted for rapid training methods.
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Jul 1940
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Card cover printed in red and black ink; printed on paper with black and coloured ink; two staples
Height x Width: 180 x 125mm
W H Jones, Signature
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