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A 19th Century French M1866 Sword Bayonet, with all Matching Numbers. Made for the M1866 Chassepot 11 mm Rifle.

Stock Number: 20170729

£155.00 GBP

Offered for sale is an Antique French military Rifle Bayonet, made for the Model 1866 Chassepot 11 mm Needle fire, Bolt Action Rifle. Known as the M1866, it has a 575mm fullered blade. This example is in excellent condition, with matching serial numbers, and correctly finished "In The Bright".

Period

C 1866

Dimensions

See Text

Geographical area

Mainland Europe

Category: Bayonets

Description

Offered for sale is an Antique French military Rifle Bayonet, made for the Model 1866 Chassepot 11 mm Needle fire, Bolt Action Rifle. Known as the M1866, it has a 575mm fullered blade. This example is in excellent condition, with a finely finished steel curved blade, with no pitting, very minor stain marks, and 2 small proof marks stamped to the RHS recasse,
Clearly stamped in script form, to the top of the flat of the blade is the following..”Mfe d’Armes de St.Etienne Mars 1874″ .
To the LHS of the hilt guard are further proof marks, and the serial number FG 28853. The brass hilt grip is in excellent condition, with a working release button. The excellent, steel scabbard is finished correctly “In the Bright”, stamped with a Matching serial number …FG 28853, and complete with a frog attachment. All in 1st class condition. NB Later examples had a black painted scabbard..

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GB Millais Antiques

I have dealt in Antique Arms and Armour for about 35 years, and my interest began as a school boy during the 2nd WW.
After leaving my home town of Leicester, I went to University, and qualified as a Dental Surgeon at Guys Hospital in 1961 .
My main interests are British and North American Arms of the 18th, 19th,and early 20th Century, plus a few Continental items.
It was 14 years ago that I retired from Dentistry. However, I have continued running my Antiques business, initially while still in practice, and now make most of my sales online, but still exhibit at a number of specialized Antique Arms and Militaria Fairs eg .. Bisley, Bristol, and also at the IACF Fairs, at Ardingly, Sussex.
I also deal in Period Scientific Instruments, mainly of a military association, and have a full listing on www.fleaglass.com.

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