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Title Chassepot bayonet
Nationality French
Period 1873
Sold
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This has matching numbers to scabbard and hilt and a clean blade marked 'Mre d'Armes de St Etienne 1873'. This was the bayonet for the 1866 model bolt action rifle, the first in the French Army service, which saw extensive use in the Franco-Prussian war and later in France's colonial wars in Indo-China and Africa.

The scabbard has some minor surface rust, which has largely been hand cleaned off. There are extensive remains of the original blue finish.

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


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

testimonials

The buckle arrived today in good order. Many thanks. I will keep an eye on your website for other buckles that may interest me...

A N, UK, 30.09.2008

Thank you, Chris. All arrived safely. Very quickly too, much quicker than from the US! Very satisfied. It is a nice sword.

Anyway, thanks again and I have marked your site for future interest.

T P, New Zealand, 04.04.2005

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