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French Model 1866 Chassepot Bayonet
- Price: $145.00
- Maker: French
- Model: 1866
- Description: This is a St. Etienne-made bayonet that measures 27 1/2” overall with a 22 5/8” yataghan blade having wide single fullers. The blade has a mostly armory bright finish with specks of mild surface freckling throughout, and has the typical French arsenal marking along the back edge of the forte. The iron crossguard has a single hooked quillon, muzzle-ring, and has a darker gray-brown freckled patina. The brass hilt has an overall bright yellow-ochre patina with scattered small impact marks and darker tarnish within the grooves along the grips. The scabbard has scattered areas of light surface oxidation, and a few shallow dents along one side. This is a nice example of a Chassepot bayonet, and rates good-very good condition overall.