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Lewispistol
Lewis automatic pistol
Country of origin

United States

Designer(s)

Isaac Newton Lewis

Production began

1919

Weapon type

Pistol

Caliber

.45 ACP

Action

Gas-operated, open bolt

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

15-round detachable double stack box magazine

The Lewis Automatic Pistol was a semi automatic .45 ACP pistol designed by Isaac Newton Lewis. The weapon was unusual the fact it used a double stack 15 round magazine, fired from an open bolt and used a gas operation. Another variant used a recoil operation.

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