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Authentic Original Rifle & Musket Bayonets of more than .58 Caliber
Edged Weapons
Rare Experimental French Model 1857 Socket Bayonet
Item #: A5247
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In our 30 years, this is the only one of these we have been able to offer. This is the pattern of bayonet that is illustrated and described on page 150 of the Bayonets of the World book by Paul Kiesling. He states how this is an experimental socket bayonet for the French Model 1857 Rifle. He calls this pattern "An extremely rare experimental bayonet that was issued in small amounts for troop trials only. It was intended to replace the Model 1822 modifie type N but was never adopted. Some may be encountered with inspector stamps and a few were used during the Franco-Prussian war of 1870-71." This one has the markings at the base just as he describes. This one has a full-length cruciform blade. The original socket is intact with the lockring and screw. This is a great piece!

Shipping Weight: 5 lbs
$295.00 USD

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