French Model 1886 Lebel Bayonet Description
French Model 1886 Lebel bayonet with "epee" cruciform blade. Early, pre-WWI versiion with nickel metal alloy handle and hooked quillon. Both were later eliminated to conserve scarce metals during war time. Complete with scabbard in very good condition, no dents. This bayonet fit the French Model 1886 Lebel Infantry rifle and was used by the French in WWI and affectionately called "Rosalie" by the French troops after a popular song by Theodore Botrel.
French Model 1886 Lebel Bayonet Additional Information