1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE 1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE 1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE 1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE 1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE 1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE 1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE

1874 PATTERN GRAS BAYONET St ETIENNE

French sword bayonet. It was manufactured to fit the French Model 1874 "Gras" Infantry Rifle, basically a refinement of the Model 1866 Chassepot Infantry Rifle. The "Gras" was manufactured from 1874 to about 1885.

This bayonet has a solid brass pommel with integral latching mechanism (push-button/spring-steel). Grips are wood. Crossguard is steel, lower guard forming a hooked "blade-breaker" quillon.

Steel blade , triangular in form (very sturdy as a thrusting weapon).

This example has a clean blade although there is some age fogging patina at the top. engraved with Mre Armes de St Etienne Aout 1876 (dated August 1876). The serial number is 74752. The scabbard is numbered 96676. The wooden grips are good with age patina and smoothed marks commensurate with age and use.

Code: 50607

140.00 GBP