FRENCH RIFLE BAYONET by DeArsenal St. Etienne MODEL Oct. 1869
Guns International #: 100814156 Seller's Inventory #: # 220
Category: Bayonets - Military Collectible Non-U.S.
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First Name: warren
Last Name: ralph
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A French Rifle Bayonet from the St. Etienne arsenal in 90 to 95% condition. Almost all of the original blueing remains. The grip is brass also in excellent condition. It has a fullered blade on both sides (the "blood groove"). It is believed to be a Model Oct. 1869 and made in 1869. The blade is 22 & 1/2" long. The overall length is 27 & 1/4" The width of the curved blade varies from 7/8" to 1". . There is no scabbard. There are 5 proof marks near the grip. The makers name appears very faintly on the top edge of the blade. It appears to read: "Manuf-red Rbe de L+Etienne " or it could be "Manuf- Red DeArsenal St. Etienne". There is on the grip a spring type lock to fasten the bayonet to the rifle barrel. The serial # 30182 appears on the guard below the grip, and "2L" below that on the blade.
A very nice example of this model bayonet.
Price: $275 + shipping