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Title Mannlicher-Berthier bayonet, pattern 1 (for Musketoon)
Nationality French
Period c 1892-1914
Price £140.00
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This, essentially an artillery carbine bayonet, would have been carried through the last decade of the 19th century and, in a slightly modified form (wood grip and shortened guard), right through WW2. It also saw service with the Poles in this era. The calibre was 8mm bolt action with a 3-round magazine.

The iron parts of the grip and scabbard have a dark brown patina overall and the scabbard and guard numbers are mismatched. There are arsenal stamps to the top of the scabbard. An unusual feature is the frog hook sweated to the scabbard, which would suggest German military seizure and use in WWI or 2. French issue scabbards of this era never had frog hooks, only a small 'goal post' for a leather strap on the frog.

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

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Collected bayonet this morning, all safe & sound as described. Been looking for one as good as this for years. Thank you.

J S, UK, 16.04.2009

The bayonet arrived safely this morning, it's excellent and exactly what I've been looking for, I'm very pleased with it! ... I've bookmarked your site and will keep a regular check to see what you have.

S A, UK, 05.01.2006

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