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Title 8mm Lebel rifle bayonet, 1935 model
Nationality French
Period 1935-39
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This is the last model of the Lebel bayonets, a St. Etienne arsenal product marked 'EF' on the base of the blade and the throat of the scabbard. The blade is 34mm long, slightly longer than the WW1 shortened examples. It would have been carried in the early years of WW2 by the regular army and later by the Goumiers (French North African troops.)

Overall condition is exellent, except for mismatching hilt/scabbard numbers. The iron funiture of the hilt is patinated a light grey colour. The hilt has most of the original factory blue finish, except at the point. Both blade and scabbard may well have been officially shortened from a 1916 model. The grip is white metal.

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : French : 20th Century]


Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

I received the cockade today and am very pleased!

D B, UK, 27.12.2010