French Gras Model 1874 bayonet

Nice example of French Gras bayonet with scabbard. VG condition, no dents in scabbard. The number on the scabbard does not match the number on the crossguard of the bayonet. Blade is marked Tulle manufacture. Grip stamped BELGIUM, indicating it was probabaly an export bayonet. The Gras was the last of the French sword type bayonets, being manufactured from 1874 until about 1885. It replaced the 1866 Chassepot bayonet and was replaced itself by the 1886 Lebel bayonet. The unique and well made “T” backed epee style blade was a departure from the previous Yataghan blades and was only suitable for thrusting.

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$175.00

French Gras Model 1874 bayonet BA196

French Gras Model 1874 bayonet Description

Nice example of French Gras bayonet with scabbard. VG condition, no dents in scabbard. The number on the scabbard does not match the number on the crossguard of the bayonet. Blade is marked Tulle manufacture. Grip stamped BELGIUM, indicating it was probabaly an export bayonet. The Gras was the last of the French sword type bayonets, being manufactured from 1874 until about 1885. It replaced the 1866 Chassepot bayonet and was replaced itself by the 1886 Lebel bayonet. The unique and well made “T” backed epee style blade was a departure from the previous Yataghan blades and was only suitable for thrusting.

French Gras Model 1874 bayonet Additional Information

Catalog Number BA196