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Title Bayonet for Chassepot rifle, model 1866
Nationality French
Period 1869
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This bayonet is the classic French sidearm used in the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71. It was the first breech-loading rifle carried by the French army, a basic bolt action with no magazine. This was made at St Etienne, a French arsenal (see back of blade for details).

The rear quillan or barrel slot has been bent some 15 degrees out of true - through combat? - or just general abuse. Otherwise, this bayonet is in fine condition.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : French : 19th Century]

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