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Title Chassepot bayonet, 1868 model
Nationality Belgian
Period c 1868
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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]


I have now collected from depot and am very satisfied with the bayonet. Many thanks once again for your excellent service.

S H, UK, 04.02.2012

Thank you for the receipt. It wasn't necessary so soon. I was happy to get it when we meet. You have a most excellent reputation and I trust you. It is a pleasure to do business with you and hope to do more.

A T, UK, 08.06.2006