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French M1956 Bayonet, Scabbard and Leather Frog. Bayo 255 - Bayo 255
This is an early M1956 bayonet for the 49/56 MAS Rifle. It has the first pattern blade with the longer false edge and is contained in the first pattern scabbard of steel with leather frog. The crossguard is stamped with an "E" followed by "HF" The blade is parkerised and the grips are black plastic. It has an unusual double muzzle ring arrangement which was necessitated by the integral grenade launcher on the rifle. These bayonets are getting harder to find on the collectors market. (See 'An Illustrated History of Bayonets' by Martin J. Brayley, pages 78 & 79). The price includes UK delivery. Bayo 255
£195.00

MATCHING NUMBERS, 1878 Dated French Model 1874 Gras Sword Bayonet By Manufactures D’Armes De St. Étienne With Scabbard & Leather Frog. BAYO 190 - BAYO 190
An original French Gras Sword Bayonet for the Model 1874 Gras rifle, the successor of the Chassepot. It has a straight, clean 20 ½” T back blade. The back of the blade ids dated August 1878 and is marked by the manufacturer . ‘Manufactures D’Armes De St. Étienne’. The slab wood grips are I undamaged. It has a hooked quillon which is secured with two rivets and muzzle ring. It has a brass pommel and a push button release which operates smoothly. The cross guard has small inspection marks and is numbered ‘43488’. It is complete with its original steel scabbard which has matching number ‘43488’ and original leather frog with large riveted and stitched frog and retaining strap with buckle. These frogs were used for both the M1874 Gras and Lebel M1886 bayonets. The price includes UK delivery. BAYO 190
£275.00

French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 2nd Pattern Artillery Carbine Bayonet And Matching Numbers Scabbard. Bayo 184 - Bayo 184
A French Mannlicher Berthier M1892 2nd Pattern bayonet and scabbard. This bayonet was made to be used with the Mannlicher Berthier Artillery Carbine and is a very nice design. This is the 2nd Pattern with wood grips and with the quillon partially removed. This was due to the bayonets serial number being on the lower part of the quillon. The bayonet has a straight sword like polished blade which measures 15 3/4" long. It is fullered, it has an unusual feature of a short fuller on the top edge of the blade near the tip which aided penetration. The blade has a notch on both sides near to the crossguard which locks the bayonet in the scabbard with a click. This is the later design with smooth wood grips secured with two rivets. The muzzle ring overlaps the grips and has a notch cut in at the rear which engaged at the rifles foresight. The quillon is stamped on one side with "30213". The ricasso is stamped on one side with inspection marks. The pommel has a push release which operates as it should. The scabbard is steel and has a metal belt loop which is also stamped with a matching number "30213". This is a very nice looking bayonet. (see White & Watts 'The Bayonet Book, pages 85 & 98 item 214 and An Illustrated History Of Bayonets by Martin Brayley, Page 72-74). The price includes Uk delivery. Bayo 184
£225.00

French M1842/59 Bayonet and Scabbard. Bayo 142 - Bayo 142
This is the modified version of the M1842 with an internal coiled spring as opposed to the leaf spring used on the M1842. The French obviously did not find this as entirely successful as later they reverted to the leaf spring. This bayonet has the curved Yataghan blade with the "Manufactured at Chattlerault in 1862-Model 1842" inscribed along the top of the blade. The crossguard is steel and the hilt brass. It is contained in its steel scabbard. A very nice condition early French bayonet which is becoming harder to find. (see White & Watts item 189 page 83 & 90). The price includes Uk delivery. Bayo 142
£295.00

French M1842/59 bayonet and scabbard Sn ED 2198 - ED 2198
This is a French M1842/59 bayonet and steel scabbard, with internal coil spring locking catch instead of the external spring of the Model 42 bayonet, hence its designation. The bayonet has a cast iron cross guard instead of brass cross guard of 1842. This bayonet was short lived from 1859 to 1866 when the Chassepot rifle and bayonet were produced. The bayonet has a brass hilt with a cast iron crossguard and a yataghan blade. The top edge of the blade carries the manufacturer Chattlerault, the date of manufacture January 1861 and the model number date of 1842. The internal coil spring of the M 1859 was not considered successful by the French and the M1866 Chassepot reverted to the leaf spring. These bayonets are not common. See White and Watts No 189 on page 83 and 90. Also see Martin J. Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, pages 70 and 71. Price includes UK delivery. Sn. ED 2198
£295.00

French Model 1866 Chassepot Sword Bayonet With Brass Grip & Steel Scabbard. Bayo 49 - Bayo 49
This is a nice example of the French model 18466 Chassepot sword bayonet (See 'Bayonets From Janzen's Notebook' Page 69 item 1). This model was manufactured by several countries and this one has the 'Kings Head' trade mark Weyersberg on the blades ricasso. The U.S,A, also utilised this bayonet for the Remington Rolling Block rifle and this one could be one of the German export models. The steel single edged blade with fuller is undamaged with just light staining consistent with age. The blade is 22 1/2" long (27 1/4") overall. It has the correct steel hooked quillon with muzzle ring. It has a ribbed brass grip with flat spring and steel push button. It is complete with the correct scabbard made of sheet steel. The scabbard has no dents and has it's original strap bar. Price includes UK delivery. Bayo 49
£225.00

WW1 & WW2 Era Italian Model 1891 Mannlicher Carcano Rifle Sword Bayonet & Leather Scabbard. Sn 10292 - 10293
This is a WW1 into WW2 Era Italian Model 1891 Mannlicher Carcano Rifle Sword Bayonet (see page 189 and 194 plate 431 of 'The Bayonet Book' by Watts & White). The bayonet has a 12 inch single edged fullered blade (16 1/4" overall). It has the correct crossguard with small muzzle ring and steel sprung bayonet lug button at the pommel which functions perfectly. The bayonet's slab wood grips have the bumps and bruises to be expected with service use and age. The crossguard is stamped 'A9526'. The bayonet is complete with original black leather scabbard with brass locket and chape. All leather and stitching of the scabbard are intact. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10293
£275.00

1890's Into WW2, Italian M 1891 Carcano Knife Bayonet (Reg't Marked LI 9649), Scabbard And Frog. ED 2009. - ED 2009 / 7050
These Knife bayonets were made in several variations for the Model 1891 carcano Italian Infantry Rifle and were used from their introduction in 1891 through WW1 and into WW2. This nice original Italian Model 1891 Carcano Knife Bayonet is complete with original Scabbard And Frog. The bayonet has an 11 1/2 inch single edged fullered blade (16" overall). The ricasso is stamped with a partially visible makers mark 'Tern' and the crossguard with muzzle ring is stamped with a Regimental mark 'LI 9649'. The bayonet's slab wood grips are in great undamaged condition and the pommel has a lug stud which has a strong spring action. The bayonet is complete with original steel mounted leather scabbard. The steel mounts have no dents and all leather and stitching of the scabbard are in tact. Also included is an original leather Frog with belt hanger. (The hanger appears to be missing a rear retaining strap where 2 rivet holes are present). Price includes UK delivery. ED 2009.
£225.00

French Spahis Bandolier, Frog & Bayonet - ED 746 / 4307
This is the bandolier worn by Spahis, the French North African light cavalry, recruited from Algeria and Morocco when both countries formed part of the French Empire. The bandoliers passed over each shoulder, joined and were then attached to a belt by strap and buckle. At the join is a frog containing an excellent example of a French 1886/93/16 Epee bayonet for the WW1 Lebel Rifle. It has a brass hilt and no quillon and a 20.5" cruciform blade. In its steel scabbard and all in great condition. The bayonet was worn across the chest. The leather used was dyed dark red. The bandolier has 5 pockets for ammunition. the buckle and compartment studs are brass.
£265.00
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