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Title Bayonet for Lebel rifle, 1886 model
Nationality French
Period c 1916 and later
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This is the second pattern Lebel bayonet with a bronze hilt from which the quillan has been removed. Classic pattern in use from 1916 until the end of WW2. Also carried by some Russian units, including a women's battalion in the early years of WW2, shown in a shot parading before the Kremlin on their way to the front.

The ususal French arsenal marks.

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : French : 20th Century]

testimonials

The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)

M M, UK, 12.02.2013

It is here! Very nice piece! That is a wonderful birthday present for my new life.

M G, Germany, 29.02.2008

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