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Title Gras bayonet
Nationality French
Period 1877
Price £75.00
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This is the bayonet for the 1874 model single shot bolt action rifle which replaced the Chassepot of 1866, in turn rendered obsolete by the arrival of the Kropatsheck tube magazine rifle in 1877 (both the later rifles used an 11mm brass cartridge).

The blade is engraved 'Mfre. D'armes de St. Etienne Mai 1877' and has most of the factory finish. The cross guard number is a mismatch with the scabbard. The grips have much of their original varnish with a little oil staining. The iron hilt elements have some light scattered patination, as does the scabbard. Perhaps 20/30% of the factory blue remains on the latter.

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


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

testimonials

Just to let you know the sword arrived today. Great condition, really chuffed with it. Many thanks.

S W, UK, 20.03.2007

Incredibly, I received your shipment today. Super fast delivery, I was expecting it on Saturday. The helmet was, as you said, 100%. The side cap is excellent also...

L T, USA, 08.06.2006

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