A look into the production and development of Chassepot to FAMAS: French Military Rifles 1866 - 2016


Ian McCollum


Ian McCollum is the founder, editor, and presenter of Forgotten Weapons, a decade-old online web site and video archive dedicated to preserving firearms history. His work with firearms includes a particular speciality in French arms which has led him to a deep interest in collecting these weapons. He hopes this work will help give these arms the recognition and appreciation they deserve, and so often do not receive. Additional information can be found at www.ForgottenWeapons.com.



James Rupley


James Rupley is a photographer, attorney, hunter, fisherman, and amateur competitive shooter. James has published six books on a variety of firearms topics, including the Vickers Guide series of coffee table books co-authored with Larry Vickers, and his photography has been featured in a number of print and online publications. A graduate of The Citadel (The Military College of South Carolina) and Tulane University Law School, he has practiced law in New York City and is currently a corporate attorney for a retail and wholesale business.