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Title Bayonet for Gras rifle, model 1874
Nationality French
Period 1876
Sold
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Marked on the back of the blade 'Manufacture d'Armes St Etienne 1876'. This was the bayonet carried on their second bolt action black powder rifle through all of France's campaigns in Africa and Indo-China in the latter half of the 19th century before the introduction of the Lebel in 1886.

The weapon is clean throughout, but there are no matching numbers and the blue finish on the scabbard has been polished out completely. The grips are nice, with minimal bruising.

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


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

testimonials

Just to let you know that the bayonets arrived safely this morning and I am extremely happy! They are everything that I had hoped they would be, but better! I am extremely pleased that i purchased them from you. The 1867 Albini ... is an absolute beauty, the blade is immaculate. The other is in fact in far better condition that I had imagined as well. So all in all, I couldn't be happier! Many thanks Chris.

I very much look forward to doing business with you again in the near future.

Russell Thomas, Norway, 15.08.2013

I receive[d] the parcel today and am very happy with the swords.

Many thanks again and look forward to doing business with you again,

A M, UK, 22.10.2012

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