MILAN, ILLINOIS – December 4, 2018 – LMT Defense is pleased to announce the award of the firearms contract for Estonian Defence Forces.

Lewis Machine & Tool, LMT Defense, participated in a tender bid opportunity to replace all current weapons with Estonian Defence Forces. This tender is for an initial sale of rifles and ancillaries to be delivered by 2021 with the opportunity for additional rifles and ancillaries to be delivered through 2026. The weapons were tested to stringent standards that are used on today’s most advanced weapon systems.

“We are proud to be the selected winner for Estonian Defence Forces”, Said Karl Lewis, “This shows our commitment to making high quality weapons for our NATO partners and worldwide allies.”

LMT Defense has selected Milrem LCM, an Estonian defense systems lifecycle management provider as their local partner. Milrem LCM has been the partner of the Estonian Defence Forces since 2014 and has extensive knowledge with armored and combat vehicles. “We are glad to be able to provide our support to Lewis Machine & Tool in this project,” said Ingvar Pärnamae, Managing Director of Milrem LCM.

These weapons utilize the LMT Defense monolithic upper on the MARS rifle system. The MARS was developed in 2014 and was initially delivered under contract to New Zealand Defence Force. The MARS weapon platform is a completely ambidextrous rifle system including ambidextrous bolt catch, bolt release, safety selector, magazine release and charging handle.

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LMT Defense Labor Day Sale

To honor the hard working people of the United States of America and their contributions to the prosperity, strength, laws and well-being of our country, please use the following coupon code for 20% off of your order.


And remember, orders over $100 ship for free!


Code lasts through 7 September 2018

Independence Day Celebration at LMT Defense

Happy 4th of July!

Celebrate Independence Day this year with free shipping on all orders over $100.00, and spend that savings enjoying freedom!

Ensure to mark your order as “Free Shipping” on the shopping cart screen to receive the discount.

Promotion lasts 29 June through 6 July.

LMT MWS Quick Barrel Change

For the many owners of an LMT .308 rifle, have you ever thought about trying out a different caliber just for fun?  As you all know at the heart of the LMT Weapon System is the Monolithic Upper Receiver.  One of the key features of the platform is the ability to quickly change barrels and calibers.  With the loosening of two screws you can change your barrel in under a minute and with no other changes to the rifle you can start shooting a different caliber.  For all of our .308 MWS owners we have a special deal for you.  Take advantage of our barrel sale with an amazing offer!

$200 off of the following barrels:


.243 Win 20” SS barrel  

  • This is an excellent caliber for varmint and small/medium sized game animals. It is very flat shooting with a variety of bullet weights to accommodate your needs.

.260 Rem 20” SS barrel 

  • Because 6.5 mm (.264″) bullets have relatively high ballistic coefficients, the .260 Remington has seen success in rifle competition including bench rest, metallic silhouette, and long range. It is capable of duplicating the trajectory of the .300 Winchester Magnum, while generating significantly lower recoil.

.338 Federal 20” SS barrel

  • For those needing a caliber that hits like a hammer but has reasonable recoil, look no further. This caliber is the perfect choice for pig hunting or any of the large North American game animals.


We have limited quantities on hand so order yours now!  To take advantage of this great offering, visit our website store at:

If you have any questions feel free to call our sales department at 309-787-7151


*Please note- although our 6.5 Creedmoor and 7mm-08 barrels also can be used in the .308 MWS Chassis due to backorders we are not offering this special on those barrels.  Please allow an additional 5-7 days in shipping when ordering your barrel.  Each barrel will be shot for function and accuracy.  It will then be inspected and cleaned before being packed and shipped to you.


LMT® is proud to have the LM308MWS sanctioned by the NRA for M110 series service rifle competitions.

Buyer Beware

The following notice is being posted for your protection. We have been fielding calls about a SOPMOD buttstock (NSN 1005-01-544-9825) which looks like ours. MFR 58VQ8 IS NOT LMT®. Our cage code is 3W544.

(Figure 1) is a genuine Lewis Machine & Tool SOPMOD Buttstock. Look for the genuine LMT® marking on the under side of the release lever. Also note the placement of the Patent Pending (Figure 2) on the genuine Lewis Machine & Tool SOPMOD is on the flat above the release lever under the cheek weld. Not in the center of the flat. (Figure 3)

The counterfeit stock (Figure 4) has 192000 13020680 MFR 56V08 and the underside of the release lever has no marking. (Figure 5)


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