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1877 Dated French Gras Bayonet
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Overall length of approximately 25 1/2 inches. Manufactured in 1877 at the St. Etienne Arsenal and so marked on the spine of the blade. The crossguard carries multiple touch marks as well as a serial number. The scabbard is also numbered although the numbers do not match. There is some graying to the blade. Interestingly, there appear to have been two notches carved into the wooden grip.