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 rifle bayonet, 1874 model
Nationality French
Period 1875
 (This item is subject to special postage, click here for more information.)

This was the new production bayonet for the 1874 version of the Chassepot, which was transformed with a new bolt to fire a metallic cartridge, the old one being of paper with a brass base (a bit like the British Snider ammunition). It is a Chatellerault piece, named and dated 1875 on the spine of the blade.

Its overall condition is good, with a few minor dents to the sheath and mismatching numbers to hilt/scabbard. It has been carefully hand cleaned, leaving an overall pattern of minor surface corrosion and traces of old varnish extant, especially where the hilt and scabbard are concerned. The blade is in good shape, with a liitle abrasion at the point, perhaps from field service sharpening.

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

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


All the goods have arrived and they're in perfect conditions. It was a pleasure doing business with you.

S A, Italy, 17.03.2011

...the sword arrived safely today... My son, who shares my interest in antique edged weapons and for whom I bought the sword, is delighted.

G A, France, 24.01.2007