online Militaria dealer - Antique-Militaria [UK]
magnify icon Search militaria Medals - Arms - Militaria
Home icon Antique Militaria Home Cart icon Cart Checkout icon Checkout about us icon About us for the SEs and the curious Site map Telephone icon Contact us People shaking hands icon Customer comments | Help
Title Chassepot bayonet, 1868 model
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1868
Sold
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

This was made by Stevens of Maastricht (stamped at the forte) for the single-shot bolt-action Chassepot rifle adopted by the Belgian army in 1868. Not to be confused with the French model 1866 type - the leaf spring is longer and the press stud has a concave aspect. The scabbard is a mismatch, perhaps a French example.

The blade measures just over 22" and is rather blunt at the point, with signs of stress and abuse. Having said all that, this is a comparatively rare bayonet, at least in the UK!

The scabbard is a little scruffy, with old pitting stains and some minor bruising to the leading edge of the scabbard, the last 12" use anyway, possibly through heavy service use.

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


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

testimonials

Just a quick note to let you know that my bayonet arrived safely today. Many thanks for the speedy delivery and overall excellent service! For its age this bayonet is in fantastic condition.

I will mark your website as a 'favourite'...

S P, UK, 23.01.2012

The pommel arrived safely today... It's a nice little object and really quite tactile... As usual, it was a pleasure to do business with you and I look forward to finding something else in your stock to tempt me.

J M, UK, 09.05.2009

more...