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Title Lebel bayonet, 1916 model
Nationality French
Period c 1916-40
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This is the second model, without the quillon of the first pattern and with a simplified locking button. The rifle was introduced in 1886, the first nitro-celulose military rifle in Europe, never mind France. It saw extensive service in Indo-China, Africa and both world wars.

The blade measures nearly 20.5". There is a light grey patina to this and a slightly darker finish to the hilt iron. The hilt is bronze, with some minor bruising on the reverse. Sadly, there is no scabbard.

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[Edged Weapons : Bayonets : French : 20th Century]

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