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French Model 1866 "Chassepot" Yataghan Sword Bayonet, For Sale

A French Model 1866 "Chassepot" Yataghan Sword Bayonet, St Etienne, April 1873.

French Model 1866 "Chassepot" Yataghan Sword Bayonet

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Inscribed "Mre d' Armes de St. Etienne Avril (April) 1873" to the spine, the iconic French Model 1866 "Chassepot" Yataghan Sword Bayonet saw many conflicts involving the French, some were still in service during WW1.




The 22 /12 inch blade is in good condition but for a couple or so of period nicks to the cutting edge. Blade firm in hilt. Hilt with serial number P 71819 is in aged but good condition; the muzzle locking pin mechanism is tight but works. Scabbard serial number Z 76770 has some light rust pitting but is overall good. The bayonet sheathes and draws well.

Iconic sought after bayonet; this one is yours for just £160. Please quote item reference R51. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0523-82x16x16 (1.396).

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