Original French M1866 Chassepot Rifle Bayonet.
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Original French M1866 Chassepot Rifle Bayonet.:
This original French M1866 Chassepot Rifle bayonet is only in fair to good condition. All metal is polished in the white.The 22 3/4 inch bright blade is only in fair condition with minor pitting and staining present on both sides and the top flat of the blade.. It is marked with various proof marks on the ricasso of the blade and on the crossguard. The top flat of the blade is stamped with the markings of the place of manufacture at the French Chatteralt Armory and the year 1873. The bright steel crossguard is in only fair condition with pitting on both sides and the serial no. A 88868 stamped on the right side. The brass grip and pommel are in very good condition showing dents and marks from use. The bayonet catch mechanism with spring and press stud is in good operating order.There is no scabbard with this bayonet.Please see all the photos for condition prior to offerding. There is on this sale. I ship via priority mail for insurance purposes and confirmation of delivery on shipped items. When more than one item is purchased, wait for a new invoice with combined shipping costs prior to paying for the item.