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Title Bayonet for Chassepot rifle, model 1866
Nationality French
Period 1873
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This is the classic French sidearm, but was used after the Franco-Prussian war in all the small colonial wars that France was involved in for the next couple of decade. It was the first breech-loading rifle carried by the French army, a basic bolt action with no magazine. Dated 1873 and marked for the St Etienne arsenal on the back of the blade.



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

testimonials

The bayonet arrived at 8.00 this morning! It's excellent, just what I was after and I'm well pleased with it!

S A, UK, 16.05.2006

The tipstaff arrived safe this morning, and I am very pleased with it.

J B, UK, 17.08.2005

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