French Gras Model 1874 bayonet

St. Etienne 1879 marked. Blade VG with some minor rust marks. Original steel scabbard has dents from use. This is certainly an artifact that has been issued and see use. 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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$145.00

French Gras Model 1874 bayonet BA1314

French Gras Model 1874 bayonet Description

St. Etienne 1879 marked. Blade VG with some minor rust marks. Original steel scabbard has dents from use. This is certainly an artifact that has been issued and see use. 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 BA1314