Landhawk Arms
Low Price Guns
Advertise on Northwest Firearms
Buster Beaver Cerakote
Oregon Rifleworks
Gun Deals
Defensive Arts
Southwest Firearms Forum
Sporting Systems
Oregon Arms & Ammunition
J&B Firearm Sales
  • We will be closing the site for server maintenance at 6:00AM PST. Expected downtime is 30 minutes.  More Info
Welcome to Northwest Firearms
Join our community, sign up for free today!
Sign Up

New book coming out, Chassepot to FAMAS: French Military Rifles, 1866 – 2016

I just want to give everyone a heads up about a new book that is coming out. Ian McCollum of the YouTube channel Forgotten Weapons has written a new book about the history of French military rifles, Chassepot to FAMAS: French Military Rifles, 1866 – 2016.

e19e09f2bd19870f424c55f81048bf2a_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-2.0.jpg

50e761f6640c4656df5c82e4bfebea2b_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-2.0.jpg

5641d0aea7a62c522cd176c4a0d09b5f_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-2.0.jpg

dbd71e45d711e001141988b11d7b8d16_original.jpg?ixlib=rb-2.0.jpg


The book can be ordered online Headstamp Publishing and it will be published in October.

French military rifles include the landmark Lebel Model 1886 rifle, the first military rifle chambered for a small caliber smokeless powder cartridge that made all other rifle\cartridge combinations in the world obsolete, yet this will be the first book I'm aware of focused on French military rifles.

Here are my Lebel Mle. 1886, Berthier Mle. 1907/15, and Remington Mle 1907-15

DSC08293a_zps6830053e.jpg



one of my MAS-36 rifles

DSC03915.jpg



and my MAS-49/56.

DSC04309a.jpg


 
Last edited:
Messages
762
Reactions
1,920
I like to ridicule the Fronch as much as the next guy. After all, .... The French will always be there when they need us.

And I always remember they were instrumental in helping America against the British in the Revolutionary war. BUT I think the France of today has suffered the serial emasculation of the French Revolution, assorted wars with Germany, especially WW1, much of it self inflicted (marching in ranks into machinegun emplacements? C'mon!) etc.etc.

But, i recently had the chance to examine a MAS 1935 pistol. I have to say, it actually had some interesting and innovative features. A captured recoil spring like the Hi Power (albeit with a swinging link not cam surface. And a modular hammer/sear assembly that comes out easily on field stripping. Granted, the cartridge is meager. The .30 cal pistol ctg originally created for the Pedersen device of WW1 era and the thumb safety is pretty crude and awkward. Still, a lot more innovative than I would have expected.

This all reminds me, I need a Lebel... and a MAS 49-56. And that I've missed a couple of opportunities in the past due to depleted funds. :(
 
I like to ridicule the Fronch as much as the next guy. After all, .... The French will always be there when they need us.

And I always remember they were instrumental in helping America against the British in the Revolutionary war. BUT I think the France of today has suffered the serial emasculation of the French Revolution, assorted wars with Germany, especially WW1, much of it self inflicted (marching in ranks into machinegun emplacements? C'mon!) etc.etc.

But, i recently had the chance to examine a MAS 1935 pistol. I have to say, it actually had some interesting and innovative features. A captured recoil spring like the Hi Power (albeit with a swinging link not cam surface. And a modular hammer/sear assembly that comes out easily on field stripping. Granted, the cartridge is meager. The .30 cal pistol ctg originally created for the Pedersen device of WW1 era and the thumb safety is pretty crude and awkward. Still, a lot more innovative than I would have expected.

This all reminds me, I need a Lebel... and a MAS 49-56. And that I've missed a couple of opportunities in the past due to depleted funds. :(
Wait, don't forget the Maginot Line...
All jesting aside, the French were invaluable to us during the Revolutionary War. For that we are forever grateful.
 
Messages
100
Reactions
46
I like to ridicule the Fronch as much as the next guy. After all, .... The French will always be there when they need us.

And I always remember they were instrumental in helping America against the British in the Revolutionary war. BUT I think the France of today has suffered the serial emasculation of the French Revolution, assorted wars with Germany, especially WW1, much of it self inflicted (marching in ranks into machinegun emplacements? C'mon!) etc.etc.

But, i recently had the chance to examine a MAS 1935 pistol. I have to say, it actually had some interesting and innovative features. A captured recoil spring like the Hi Power (albeit with a swinging link not cam surface. And a modular hammer/sear assembly that comes out easily on field stripping. Granted, the cartridge is meager. The .30 cal pistol ctg originally created for the Pedersen device of WW1 era and the thumb safety is pretty crude and awkward. Still, a lot more innovative than I would have expected.

This all reminds me, I need a Lebel... and a MAS 49-56. And that I've missed a couple of opportunities in the past due to depleted funds. :(
I've got one of these
all matching with some extensive trench art and an incredible hand made buttstock mod to carry cleaning supplies. I'll try to post some pics. Also have a french banner with many of the rifle and cartridge variations - an interesting piece.
 

cooper

Messages
1,263
Reactions
747
I want access to one..books= +++$$$$
Saying cost TRUMPS value of knowledge would be fat lie.
That group knows their bubblegume....maybe in English too
Beats translation of French manuals and such.
 

cooper

Messages
1,263
Reactions
747
Don't forget about "Lady Liberty and the Louisiana purchase "
Oh yeah...Canada ehhh
Vietnam
 
Messages
100
Reactions
46
Ok here we are. I've only just begun researching this but am geeking out about it all. The cleaning bottle even has some oil in it! PLEASE!! anyone with knowledge share - it will be very much appreciated.

20190818_103609.jpg 20190818_103800.jpg 20190818_104240.jpg 20190818_103628.jpg
 

UPCOMING EVENTS

NRA Pistol marksmanship Simulator Training
Defensive Arts Center
4620 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy C2, Portland, OR 97221, USA
Arms Collectors of SWW show is back!
Battleground Community Center
912 E Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
Arms Collectors of SWW show is back!
Battleground Community Center
912 E Main St, Battle Ground, WA 98604, USA
.22 Rimfire Challenge
Douglas Ridge Rifle Club
27787 OR-224, Eagle Creek, OR 97022, USA
Cerberus Training Group - Bill Blowers - Tap-Rack Tactical Tac - Pistol
Cerberus Training Group
47 Cattle Dr, Goldendale, WA 98620, USA

LATEST REVIEWS

  • Curt's Discount Shooter's Supply
    5.00 star(s)
    Bought two guns from Curts over the past 5yrs and quite a few accessories. They have more of the really nice high-end products. I live on the...
    • Helocat
  • Curt's Discount Shooter's Supply
    4.00 star(s)
    Great place good people, transfer fee is a joke.
    • FireArm
  • Northwest Armory - Milwaukie
    3.00 star(s)
    I used to go in often, even when the store is empty its hard to get someone to help, they say just a sec and never come back to you, or are having...
    • FireArm
  • TJ Gun Sales
    5.00 star(s)
    Great shop and decent selection, good for a hunting rifle or Glock , hit or miss on just about everything else.
    • FireArm
  • Money Market Pawn Shop
    5.00 star(s)
    Great place, people and service.
    • FireArm

SUPPORT NORTHWEST FIREARMS