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Title Gras bayonet, Austrian make
Nationality Austrian
Period 1877
Sold
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This fairly common bayonet of French design is rendered more interesting by its Austrian manufacture, the blade being marked 'Waffenfabrik Steyr 1877' and the release catch 'OEWG' (Oesterreiches Waffen Gesellschaft). These bayonets were probably made for an export order of Gras rifles to the Greek army and possibly other Balkan countries.

There are matching numbers to scabbard and hilt. The condition is good for its age, but it is by no means pristine. There are faint traces of original blue finish at the top of the scabbard.

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


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

testimonials

Cane arrived this morning, well packaged, and I am delighted with it.

P L, Northern Ireland, 22.02.2011

Just to let you know that the bayonet arrived safely this morning by Royal Mail. I am delighted with it and it will be put to very good use at some forthcoming events.

A F, UK, 23.05.2009

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