Lewis machine and tool .308 Modular Weapon System(Black Stainless Steel Barrel) 16"
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The Lewis machine and tool LM308MWSE 7.62mm rifle/carbine operates via direct gas impingement (DGI) a.k.a. direct impingement gas (DI gas) and has been adopted by the British Army, reportedly beating out the HK417 gas piston/op-rod AR rifle/carbine for the contract. The Brits ordered 440 units, designated the weapon the LM7, and then reportedly redesignated it the L129A1.
The purpose of the Lewis machine and tool L129A1 is to provide British military forces with a 7.62mm semi-auto sharpshooter weapon enabling designated marksmen to accurately and reliably engage targets out to 800mm. Magazine capacity is 20 rounds, which allows for a lot of fast follow-up shots against fast-moving enemy targets, including vehicles. The Lewis machine and tool MRP freefloats the barrel in order to maximize accuracy.p>
Defense Review was informed (at SHOT Show 2010) that the British Army found the Lewis machine and tool .308 MWS MRP (LM308MWSE)/LM7/L129A1 to be both more accurate AND more reliable under military combat test conditions than the HK 417. This is interesting, since the Lewis machine and tool .308 is a direct-gas-impingement (DGI) AR rifle/carbine, and the HK417 is a gas piston/op-rod AR. Hm. It would seem that piston-driven ARs arenât always superior to direct gas ARs.(article by Defense Review)
Lewis Machine & Tool Company (LMT) was founded in 1980 to provide the US military, law enforcement and government agencies with high quality weapons, components, and modular weapon systems. Since the beginning, the LMT mission has been to meet their customer's expectations of quality, price and delivery of precision machined parts, weapon systems, assemblies and engineering services. In their twenty-five years of doing business in Milan, Illinois, LMT has always been environmentally responsible, as well as working to become an asset of their community while providing their employees with a rewarding and challenging work place.
Lewis machine and tool MRP continues to serve the US military, law enforcement and government agencies, and has expanded to include foreign military services as well as commercial retailers. LMT's engineers design and fabricate complete weapon systems, grenade launchers, and Monolithic Rail Platform (MRP) systems specifically for the demanding environments that the military and law enforcement face on a day-to-day basis whether in urban environments or in desert combat situations. LMT produces a full line of accessories and components for the commercial market complementing any M16 or AR15 type weapon.
LMT MRP Designed and manufactured by Lewis Machine & Tool Company the LMT MRP, is the most radical variation of an integrated rail system ever conceived. This one-piece receiver/free-floating handguard/rail system is precision machined from a solid aluminum forging for absolute strength and consistency. The LMT MRP completely replaces the upper receiver and provides an unprecedented level of versatility to the operator.
Lewis machine and tool .308 Modular Weapon System(Black Stainless Steel Barrel) Specifications
- Upper receiver: MRP-the patent-pending Monolithic Rail
- Barrel: Blackened Stainless Steel 16"
- Twist: 1:11.25"
- Bolt:semi-auto Bolt carrier
- Charging Handel:Tactical charging handel assembly
- Lower:Defender lower with SOPMOD buttstock and Two stage trigger group
- Mag Release:Ambidextrous
- Rear sight:Tactical adjustable rear sight
- Front sight:Tactical front sight
- Includes:Torque Wrench,Operators manual,sling,20 round magazine,3 rail panels