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Title Chassepot bayonet, 1866 model
Nationality French
Period 1873
Sold
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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. This has matching numbers to scabbard and hilt and a clean blade marked 'Mre d'Armes de St Etienne 1873'.

The blade is a little bit on the scruffy side, having suffered some surface rust and subsequently been cleaned. However, the scabbard has a nice brown patina to it, which might even be the original finish.

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


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

testimonials

Helmet arrived safely and am pleased with it.

A M, UK, 24.01.2013

Bayonet arrived safely today. Thanks very much indeed, I'm very pleased with it.

N M, UK, 30.12.2009

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