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Title Bayonet for Gras rifle, model 1874
Nationality French
Period 1879
Sold
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Marked on the back of the blade 'Manufacture d'Armes Chat[ellerault] 1879'. 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. The scabbard and hilt would appear to be patinated over an original blue finish. The grips are nice and clean with a small cut to one side and a minor bruise to the other. The blade is clean with evidence of very minor ill usage on the leading edge, now mostly stoned out.

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

testimonials

The package arrived savely today and the piece is absolutely marvellous.

It was a pleasure doing business with you and I'm looking forward to future aquisitions.

H W, Austria, 04.02.2016

Just a note to confirm that the [helmet plate centre] has arrived safely. It is a superb piece. Thank you.

G S, UK, 19.07.2008

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