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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]

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Bayonets arived today and as always they're great. Thanks again.

G D, UK, 02.12.2011

Thank you for the receipt. It wasn't necessary so soon. I was happy to get it when we meet. You have a most excellent reputation and I trust you. It is a pleasure to do business with you and hope to do more.

A T, UK, 08.06.2006

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