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Title Bayonet for Gras rifle, model 1874
Nationality French
Period 1878
Sold
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Marked on the back of the blade 'Manufacture d'Armes St Etienne Juin 1878'. 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.

This is priced low because the blade has suffered abuse throughout its edge and there is one deepish patch of pitting and several minor ones. However, having said that, it has matching numbers throughout and the grips, although a little oil stained, are in good shape. The scabbard has a patinated finish.

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


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

testimonials

Hi Chris, just to let you know it arrived safely and I am very happy with it, also the condition. I have been looking for a while for that particular style and maker.. Thanks again for everything and I shall now be keeping an eye on your web page.

C A, UK, 28.09.2010

I should have written sooner, but I did want to let you know that the photos arrived safely and are absolutely fabulous. I could not be happier with them.

Thanks for the excellent service and great photos. I hope we have occasion to do business together again.

J B, USA, 18.08.2005

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