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1880 Dated French Model 1874 Gras Rifle Bayonet
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Dated 1880 on the spine and marked to the arsenal at St. Etienne. The blade is generally bright, with typical spots, but no nicks, chips, or rust. The wood grip plates show normal carrying wear but are free of chips or cracks. The brass pommel has a dark and uncleaned patina. The blued steel scabbard has some spots of light surface rust. The bayonet is numbered on the guard and there is a number on the upper scabbard ring. These two numbers do not match.