Here we have a French Mle 1886/15 Bayonet! This is the 2nd variation without the quillion. This bayonet was designed for use on the Lebel Model 1886 rifle and carbine. The full 20 1/2 inch long cruciform blued blade on this one looks fine. It has some age and wear and a tiny wave to the tip. It has a solid fit and sharp tip! It is slightly oxidized. The cone shaped undented scabbard is steel based and blued. It has a nice and round ball tip with a vent to bottom. The scabbard/hilt fit is perfect. The iron quillion crossguard looks great! 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 brass hilt has several surface scratches throughout. The pommel top has twoholes for a spanner wrench. Best of all this has the original frog!!!! Overall is it a fine example of an early French Mle 1886 Bayonet!
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