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French Lebel M1886 First Pattern Bayonet & Scabbard - BAYO 638
This is a 1st pattern Lebel bayonet with a white metal hilt, downswept quillon and a round button catch. This is an early model with the hilt fixed permanently to the tang, whereas later models had removable hilts with a screw nut fixing to the end of the hilt. The blade is the usual Lebel cruciform shape and the scabbard is black tubular steel with no dents or damage. See White and Watts item no. 205 on pages 85 and 96 and Martin Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, pages 71 – 73. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 638
£175.00

French Lebel M1886 First Pattern Bayonet & Scabbard - BAYO 637
This is a nice condition 1st pattern Lebel bayonet with a white metal hilt, downswept quillon and a round button catch. This is an early model with the hilt fixed permanently to the tang, whereas later models had removable hilts with a screw nut fixing to the end of the hilt. The blade is the usual Lebel cruciform shape and the scabbard is black tubular steel with no dents or damage. This is a lovely complete example of a 1st pattern iconic Lebel bayonet. See White and Watts item no. 205 on pages 85 and 96 and Martin Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, pages 71 – 73. The price includes U.K. delivery. BAYO 637
£195.00

French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet, 1876 Dated, By Manufactures D’Armes De St. Étienne With Scabbard - BAYO 636
An original French Gras Sword bayonet for the Model 1874 Gras rifle, the successor of the Chassepot. It has a straight, clean 20 ½” T back blade. The back of the blade ids dated July 1876 and is marked by the manufacturer . ‘Manufactures D’Armes De St. Étienne’. The slab wood grips are I undamaged. The bayonet has a hooked quillon which is secured with two rivets and muzzle ring. The bayonet has a brass pommel and a push button release which operates smoothly. The cross guard has small inspection marks and is numbered 31575. The bayonet is complete with its original steel scabbard which has matching number ‘79066. See White & Watts Item No 201, pages 84 & 94. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 636
£195.00

French 1868 Dated Model 1866 Chassepot Yataghan Sword Bayonet By St Etienne Arsenal, Blade Manufactured By Alex Coppel, Germany With Brass Grip & Steel Scabbard - BAYO 619
This is an original French model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet (See pages 70 and 71 of ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ by Brayley). The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. The blade of the bayonet is stamped with the German makers trademark of Alex Coppel and the bayonet carries more than the usual inspection stamps. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Arsenal St Etienne and is dated 7th February 1872 in French. The bayonet has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. The bayonet has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade has small inspection marks. The cross guard is stamped X 9482 on the quillion. The bayonet is complete with the correct steel scabbard and is stamped 90986 near the throat. The scabbard has no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. The scabbard has even patina and is stamped with matching number near to the throat. Price includes UK delivery. BAYO 619
£265.00

Captured French / Prussian 1872 Dated Model 1866 Chassepot Yataghan Sword Bayonet By St Etienne Arsenal With Brass Grip & Steel Scabbard Captured In The Franco Prussian War And Reissued By The Prussians - BAYO 621
An original French model 1866 Chassepot sword bayonet (See pages 70 and 71 of ‘An Illustrated History Of Bayonets’ by Brayley). The steel fullered single edged ‘T’ back Yataghan blade has staining consistent with age and is 22 ¾” length. The bayonet has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. The bayonet has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. The blade has small inspection marks. The cross guard is stamped 66.L.I.222 on the quillion when it was captured by the Prussians in the Franco Prussian War and reissued by the Prussian Army. The back of the blade is marked with the name of the French Arsenal St Etienne and is dated 7th February 1872 in French. The bayonet is complete with the correct steel scabbard and is stamped IL C 4517 near the throat. The scabbard has an even patina, no dents and has its original fixed strap bar. Price includes UK delivery. BAYO 621
£325.00

French M 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet And Scabbard. BAYO 559 - BAYO 559
This is a French M 1874 Grass bayonet with a T section blade which was suitable only for thrusting. The back edge of the blade carries the place of manufacture and date which is ST ETIENNE 1877. The bayonet has a brass pommel, wooden grips and a steel crossguard with a downswept quillon. The scabbard is black steel with no dents. The scabbard has in some point in its life been painted with cream painted bands which could be easily removed. See White and Watts number 201 on page 84 and 94. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 559
£145.00

MINT, 1965 Italian AEP (Arsenale Esercito Piacenza) Knife Bayonet For Beretta BM59 & M70 Assault Rifles With Scabbard & Integral Frog. BAYO 445 - BAYO 445
This is a near mint Italian Knife bayonet for Beretta BM59 & M70 Assault Rifles. It closely resembles the American M4 bayonet on which it is based. It has a 6 ½” long M4 style parkerised blade. The blade is manufacturer marked ‘star above AEP’ which is the manufacturer mark of the Italian Arsenale Esercito Piacenza. The blade is also numbered ‘F55928’. It has its original steel cross guard with large muzzle ring and steel pommel. The scales are made of plastic with grooves for grip unlike the M4 bayonet grip which is made of compressed leather rings. The scales on this example are excellent & undamaged. The bayonet is complete with its original green plastic scabbard with integral webbing frog with single retaining strap & press stud fastener. The scabbard has no manufacturer marks but is based on the US M8A1 scabbard (see pages 191 & 201 item 452 of ‘The Bayonet Book’ by White & Watts. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 445
£145.00

Scarce, French Model 1886 / 35 White Metal Handle Short Epee Lebel Rifle Bayonet With Hook Quillon & Scabbard With Leather Frog. Sn 16535 - 16535
This is an excellent original French Epee Lebel Short Bayonet & Scabbard for the Lebel Rifle. The earlier long bladed versions had the propensity to snap resulting in the introduction of short blade versions in 1935. Short versions are scarce to find compared to long variants. Our short version has a cruciform blade length of 340mm instead of the earlier length of 521mm. This ias an early short bayonet with its original quillon & white metal hilt with early round press stud. The Quillon carries the number 25380 and the blade has small inspection marks. It steel scabbard has been shortened & is fitted with a period brown leather frog. The leather & stitching of the frog are intact. The price includes UK delivery. Sn 16535
£225.00

French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 2nd Pattern Artillery Carbine Bayonet Retaining Original Quillon. BAYO 409 - BARO 409
This is a French Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine M1892 2nd Pattern bayonet and scabbard. This bayonet was made to be used with the Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine. This is the 2nd Pattern with wood grips which replaced the first patterns composition grips that tended to crack at the rivet holes. The bayonet has a straight sword like polished fullered blade which measures 15 3/4" long. The bayonet has an unusual feature of a short fuller on the top edge of the blade near the tip which aided penetration. The blade has a notch on both sides near to the crossguard which locks the bayonet in the scabbard with a click. The pommel has a push release which operates as it should. The scabbard is steel and has a metal belt loop. The bayonet has the original muzzle ring that overlaps the grips so that it can engage the foresight, see White & Watts, The Bayonet Book, pages 85 & 98 item 215. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 409
£225.00

French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 1st Pattern Artillery Carbine Bayonet With Composition Grips, Matching Numbers and Retaining Original Quillon. BAYO 408 - BAYO 408
This is an early French Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine M1892 1st Pattern bayonet and scabbard which retain its original quillon that has not been shortened and matching numbers 98979. This 1st Pattern bayonet was made to be used with the Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine with black composition grips and small rivets which tended to crack the grips. This bayonet has a crack to the left hand grip at its rivet hole. This was common fault with the first pattern bayonet and the grips were altered to wood with larger rivets on the second pattern bayonet. The bayonet has a straight sword like polished fullered blade which measures 15 3/4" long. The bayonet has an unusual feature of a short fuller on the top edge of the blade near the tip which aided penetration. The blade has a notch on both sides near to the crossguard which locks the bayonet in the scabbard with a click. The quillon is stamped with 98979 on the ricasso together with inspection marks. The pommel has a push release which operates as it should. The scabbard is steel and has a metal belt loop which is also stamped with a matching number 98979. The bayonet has the original muzzle ring that does not overlap the grips, see White & Watts, The Bayonet Book, pages 85 & 98 item 213. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 408
£225.00
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