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French Model An XI National Guard Briquet / Sword / Sidearm, for sale

In good overall condition, a French Model An XI National Guard Briquet / Sword / Sidearm, made by Chaillot in 1837.

French Model An XI National Guard Briquet / Sword / Sidearm, Chaillot

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Most likely used by a soldier in the National Guard in the French Revolution of 1848 where they broke with historical allegiance and fought with / for the French republicans to remove King Louis Philippe. This sword has two sets of regimental arms (rack) numbers (42 and 68) to show it was issued, twice; this pretty much proves it was used during the revolution.





The 23 1/8 inch blade is in good condition but for the tip which has been damaged (very tip lost); the damage appears to be period. Blade firm in the hilt. The brass single piece hilt and grip with some wear but good (some strikes to back piece indicating battle use).

What an evocative sword for only £200. Please quote item reference T43. Further / full sized images available upon request. Box 0776-1m (2.050).

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