Here we have a Matching French Mle. 1874 Gras T-back bayonet. This bayonet was designed for use on the Fusil Gras mle 1874 rifle. The 20 1/2 inch blade is in good condition. The tip and fit are both perfect. It shows heavy age grey / spotting throughout. The engraving to the back is beautifully executed reading: Manufactured at the Armory Saint-Étienne August 1878. The steel based black anodized scabbard has surface oxidization/spotting throughout. It remains dent free, is stamped 61320 and sits tightly against the crossguard. The ball is stamped 2. The steel crossguard/quillion is proofed marked and stamped 61320 matching the blade. The hilt has riveted wood grips which look great. They show the common pressure marks throughout. The pommel is made of brass. The press-catch locking mechanism doesn’t work. It is profusely stamped. A matching French bayonet!
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