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Lewis Machine Gun

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 12:47 pm
by Tym
Any one any ideas on where to purchase one of these?
De activated of course!!

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:04 pm
by Flesh&Blood
Hens Teeth matey, rare as a rare thing, have a chat to Ryton Arms or Worldwide Arms, they have contacts and are in the know, if not try posting on something like WW11 Reenacting Forum (google it and it'l come up top of the list) Best of Luck all the same.

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 3:12 pm
by John Waller
Probably cost you thousands if you can find one. You can get prop versions for a few hundred quid.

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:12 pm
by Nutcracker
http://europeanww1lh.forumup.be/viewtop ... opeanww1lh

A thread from the ww1 living history forum on lewis Guns might be some info there for you.

Josh

Posted: Sun Jul 06, 2008 9:38 pm
by the real lord duvet
rocking horse sh** mate.

i know someone who has got one if you want to get a casting made though

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:38 am
by 4812trenchy
rocking horse poo? naa there roughly £2000-3000 World wide arms have some .Which are farley good.

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:39 am
by John Waller
My grandad had one and I have his medal for shooting with it at the 1919 Army shooting match in Germany. Sadly the army wanted it back when he left.

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:42 am
by John Waller
4812trenchy wrote:rocking horse poo? naa there roughly £2000-3000 World wide arms have some .Which are farley good.
Non on their website.

Posted: Mon Jul 07, 2008 4:58 pm
by Birmingham Fusilier
John Waller wrote:
4812trenchy wrote:rocking horse poo? naa there roughly £2000-3000 World wide arms have some .Which are farley good.
Non on their website.
You need to telephone them sharpish if you are in with any chance of getting one. It's been a week since I informed the European Forum that they were in. They won't be on the website as I believe they have gone off to the proof house.

Our group purchashed a couple recently but you have to be prepared to pay a premium. We spent nearly 6 grand with the tools and extra's

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:02 pm
by John Waller

Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:47 pm
by Miss Costello
Hardly hens teeth, there should be a few coming into stock in the next two months. Stoneleigh Militaria show might be a good place to look. :wink:

Kate

Posted: Fri Jan 02, 2009 5:23 pm
by Flesh&Blood
beg to differ, hens teeth is spot on for the last couple of years, there may be a couple now (vey ouchy price) but there hasn't been more than a couple passing around privately for ages (unless you count the couple of post war ones that were as rough as hell).

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:07 pm
by Sasha
Saw one for sale at Chatham at the weekend (first time in over five years - though I don't go every month), didn't even bother looking at the price.