Lewis Gun

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The Lewis Gun Low Weight is a primary weapon for the Support class in Battlefield 1.

In-Game Text[edit | edit source]

A versatile and iconic light machine gun considered by many to be the best of WWI. Also known as 'the Belgian Rattlesnake' and was widely used during the war.

History[edit | edit source]

The Lewis is the brainchild of U.S. Army colonel Isaac Lewis, created in 1911. After it was passed over by the Army, Lewis retired the Army and left the United States entirely, to create his own firearm production company in Belgium. The Armes Automatique Lewis focused on bringing the Lewis Gun to life and cooperated closely with the Birmingham Small Arms Company to rectify production difficulties. The result? One of the most distinctive and powerful light machine guns in the War. Officially adopted by Great Britain in October 1915, for both infantry and aircraft use, it was prized for its reliability, accuracy, and firepower. The LMG was so reliable, in fact, that its use by the British continued in World War II (though spurred on by the loss of more advanced weapons at Dunkirk).

The question of why such a weapon wasn't issued to American troops has a simple, embarrassing answer: Pettiness. General William Crozier, Chief of Ordnance of the Army, apparently disliked Lewis enough that not only did he block the LMG's adoption by the U.S. Army, it's reported that any Lewis guns procured by American troops were to be confiscated and replaced with the Chauchat... Interestingly, Crozier's decisions were otherwise spot-on and included the adoption of the Colt M1911, the Springfield M1903, the M1918 Browning Automatic, and the M1917 machine gun.

Low Weight[edit | edit source]

Lewis Gun Low Weight
Lewis gun low weight.PNG
BF1 Icon Lewis Gun Icon.png
Details
Damage
24
Accuracy
35
Hip Fire
32
Control
58
Rate of Fire
480
Fire Modes
Auto.PNG
Ammunition
47/141
Used By
Support


Suppressive[edit | edit source]

Lewis Gun Suppressive
BF1 Icon Lewis Gun Icon.png
Details
Damage
24
Accuracy
68
Hip Fire
32
Control
73
Rate of Fire
480
Fire Modes
Auto.PNG
Ammunition
97/194
Used By
Support


Optical[edit | edit source]

Lewis Gun Optical
BF1 Icon Lewis Gun Icon.png
Details
Damage
24
Accuracy
43
Hip Fire
32
Control
58
Rate of Fire
480
Fire Modes
Auto.PNG
Ammunition
47/141
Used By
Support


Weapons
Assault
Primary Model 10-A Slug · Model 10-A Hunter · Model 10-A Factory · M97 Trench Gun Sweeper · M97 Trench Gun Backbored · M97 Trench Gun Hunter · MP 18 Trench · MP 18 Experimental · MP 18 Optical · Automatico M1918 Trench · Automatico M1918 Storm · Automatico M1918 Factory · 12g Automatic Backbored · 12g Automatic Hunter · 12g Automatic Extended · Hellriegel 1915 Factory
Sidearm M1911 · P08 Pistol · Mle 1903 · C93 · No. 3 Revolver · Kolibri · Gasser M1870 · 1903 Hammerless
Grenade Frag Grenade · Gas Grenade · Impact Grenade · Incendiary Grenade · Mini Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Light Anti-Tank Grenade
Melee Combat Knife · Compact Trench Knife · Bedouin Dagger · Trench Knife · US Trench Knife · Club · Spiked Club · Trench Mace · Hatchet · Pickaxe · Shovel · Bayonet Charge
Gadget Anti-Tank Mine · Dynamite · AT Rocket Gun · Anti-Tank Grenade
Medic
Primary Cei-Rigotti Trench · Cei-Rigotti Optical · Cei-Rigotti Factory · Selbstlader M1916 Marksman · Selbstlader M1916 Optical · Selbstlader M1916 Factory · M1907 SL Trench · M1907 SL Sweeper · M1907 SL Factory · Mondragón Optical · Mondragón Storm · Mondragón Sniper · Autoloading 8 .25 Factory · Autoloading 8 .35 Marksman · Autoloading 8 .35 Extended · Selbstlader 1906 Factory
Sidearm M1911 · P08 Pistol · Mle 1903 · C93 · No. 3 Revolver · Kolibri · Auto Revolver · C96 · Taschenpistole M1914
Grenade Frag Grenade · Gas Grenade · Impact Grenade · Incendiary Grenade · Mini Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Light Anti-Tank Grenade
Melee Combat Knife · Compact Trench Knife · Bedouin Dagger · Trench Knife · US Trench Knife · Club · Spiked Club · Trench Mace · Hatchet · Pickaxe · Shovel
Gadget Medical Syringe · Medical Crate · Rifle Grenade - HE · Rifle Grenade - SMK · Rifle Grenade - FRG · Bandage Pouch
Support
Primary Lewis Gun Suppressive · Lewis Gun Optical · Lewis Gun Low Weight · M1909 Benét–Mercié Storm · M1909 Benét–Mercié Optical · M1909 Benét–Mercié Telescopic · Madsen MG Trench · Madsen MG Storm · Madsen MG Low Weight · MG15 n.A. Suppressive · MG15 n.A. Storm · MG15 n.A. Low Weight · BAR M1918 Trench · BAR M1918 Storm · BAR M1918 Telescopic · Huot Automatic Low Weight
Sidearm M1911 · P08 Pistol · Mle 1903 · C93 · No. 3 Revolver · Kolibri · Repetierpistole M1912 · Bull Dog Revolver · Modello 1915
Grenade Frag Grenade · Gas Grenade · Impact Grenade · Incendiary Grenade · Mini Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Light Anti-Tank Grenade
Melee Combat Knife · Compact Trench Knife · Bedouin Dagger · Trench Knife · US Trench Knife · Club · Spiked Club · Trench Mace · Hatchet · Pickaxe · Shovel · Bayonet Charge
Gadget Mortar - HE · Mortar - AIR · Ammo Pouch · Ammo Crate · Limpet Charge · Repair Tool
Scout
Primary Russian 1895 Trench · Russian 1895 Sniper · Russian 1895 Infantry · Gewehr 98 Marksman · Gewehr 98 Sniper · Gewehr 98 Infantry · SMLE MKIII Marksman · SMLE MKIII Carbine · SMLE MKIII Infantry · Gewehr M.95 Marksman · Gewehr M.95 Carbine · Gewehr M.95 Infantry · M1903 Marksman · M1903 Sniper · M1903 Experimental · Martini-Henry Infantry · Lawrence of Arabia's SMLE
Sidearm M1911 · P08 Pistol · Mle 1903 · C93 · No. 3 Revolver · Kolibri · Mars Automatic · Bodeo 1889 · Frommer Stop
Grenade Frag Grenade · Gas Grenade · Impact Grenade · Incendiary Grenade · Mini Grenade · Smoke Grenade · Light Anti-Tank Grenade
Melee Combat Knife · Compact Trench Knife · Bedouin Dagger · Trench Knife · US Trench Knife · Club · Spiked Club · Trench Mace · Hatchet · Pickaxe · Shovel · Bayonet Charge
Gadget Flare Gun - Spot · Flare Gun - Flash · K Bullets · Sniper Decoy · Sniper Shield · Trench Periscope · Tripwire Bomb - INC · Tripwire Bomb - HE · Tripwire Bomb - GAS
Pilot
Primary C96 Carbine · P08 Artillerie · Pieper M1893 · Frommer Stop Auto · Sawed Off Shotgun · M1911 Extended
Sidearm P08 Pistol
Grenade Frag Grenade
Melee Survival Knife
Gadget Flare Gun - Spot · Repair Tool
Tanker
Primary C96 Carbine · P08 Artillerie · Pieper M1893 · Frommer Stop Auto · Sawed Off Shotgun · M1911 Extended
Sidearm P08 Pistol
Grenade Frag Grenade
Melee Survival Knife
Gadget Anti-Tank Grenade · Repair Tool
Cavalry
Primary Russian 1895 Infantry
Sidearm P08 Pistol
Grenade Light Anti-Tank Grenade
Melee Calvary Sword
Gadget Bandage Pouch · Ammo Pouch
Elite
Primary MG 08/15 · Wex · Tankgewehr M1918
Sidearm Sawed Off Shotgun
Grenade Light Anti-Tank Grenade · Incendiary Grenade · Frag Grenade
Melee Survival Knife
Gadget Trench Periscope · Anti-Tank Grenade