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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]


The buckle arrived today in good order, many thanks for the speedy delivery. A nice buckle, as described, and a welcome addition to my collection. Will revisit your website regularly for other items of interest.

L M, Channel Islands, 30.01.2009

The helmet arrived the day before yesterday and I had a look at it today and everything looks perfect. You packed it up very well indeed. ... I've never seen him so thrilled with a gift!

H J, USA, 12.12.2008