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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]

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Having received the beautiful medal that has been the subject of many recent phone calls, I am absolutely delighted with it. More importantly, the research you provided into the military backgrounds of all those involved made it all the more poignant. Thank you for your highly professional and friendly help and advice throughout the transaction.

Edward Hudson, UK, 10.02.2011

The bayonet arrived safe and sound this morning. It is absolutely magnificent. I am thrilled to bits with it. Thanks for all the interest you have shown.

My very best wishes, and thank you, very sincerely, once again.

L L, UK, 08.06.2005

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