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Posted 3 years ago

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I found this pick in a Trash Pile. I have no idea what kind of Bayonet this is. The length of the blade is 15". I was a surprised to see it in this pile of trash. Trying to get more information on this find. Thanks

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  1. cokefan, 3 years ago
    It is a circa 1880 French bayonet. The original wood hand grip is missing. Can you make out an inscription on the edge? Most bayonets of that style have an inscription on the edge. Most likely it is only worth about $10.
  2. californiawilliam californiawilliam, 3 years ago
    The quillion (the under hook) makes it likely pre-World War I. I'd suggest checking sources for 1870s-1890s bayonets. Soource: http://www.collectiblefirearms.com/Bayonets.html
  3. Chrisnp Chrisnp, 3 years ago
    It's a French Model 1892, first pattern bayonet. The pre-war ones had black composition grips, and the WWI era ones had wooden grips - I assume yours was the WWI era and the wood rotted off. Anyhow, it fit the French M1892 Mannlicher Berthier rifle, which was a short rifle intended for mounted troops, telegraph and railroad units, etc.

    No, I didn't remember all of this :) I just recognized it because I have one, and then flipped open "Bayonets from Janzen's Notebook."

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