FRENCH MLE 1866 CHASSEPOT BAYO W/ MATCHING NUMBERED SCABBARD-EXCELLENT

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Feb 23, 2016
  • Channel: Auction House

Excellent condition original French MLE 1866 Chassepot bayonet that is complete with matching numbered scabbard. Bayonet has St. Etienne Arsenal markings on the blade spine and dated January 1873. Yataghan style blade has beautiful original bright finish and was never sharpened. Guard has brown metal finish. Brass grip has attractive mellow patina, lock button functions fine. Matching numbered steel scabbard has beautiful original blue metal finish with some scattered brown, no dents. The frog ring is bent on one side. A really nice matching numbered Chassepot bayonet that will make a fine addition to your collection.