Here we have a French Mle 1886 Bayonet! This bayonet was designed for use on the Lebel Model 1886 rifle and carbine. Later the quillion was removed, hensce the '15 variation. The full 20 1/2 inch long cruciform blued blade on this one looks fine. It is marked though I can’t make it out. It has a solid fit and sharp tip! It is slightly oxidized. The cone shaped scabbard is steel based with some oxidation. It has a nice and round ball tip with a rivet to hold the throat. The scabbard/hilt fit is perfect. It shows a rivet running through the blade. It is inspection stamped and numbered. The steel press-catch locking mechanism continues to function well and is secured with a single screw. The removable brass hilt has several surface scratches throughout. The pommel top has two groves. Overall is it a fine example of an early French Mle 1886/15 Bayonet!
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