British Lewis gun magazine,with original black paint finish remains it does have some rust holes it is in relic but solid condition it is rusty but not crumbling or braking up.The magazine has been very nicely cleaned and may well clean up more with some effort and is a nice and very rare find from the battlefield in this nice condition.It was recovered many years ago from inside of Mametz Wood on the Somme battlefield in France this area saw very heavy fighting during the battle in July 1916. A very nice iconic find from The famous Somme battlefield.
British and French attacks south of the Albert–Bapaume road continued on the 2 July and by 13 July had pushed up close to the German second position through Mametz Wood to the north of Mametz, ready for the Battle of Bazentin Ridge on 14 July, the British7th Division having been relieved by the British 38th Division on 5 July.
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