French M1874 Gras Rifle Bayonet MADE BY STEYR dated 1876
This bayonet was the last “sword type” bayonet. It was manufactured to fit the French Model 1874 “Gras” Infantry Rifle. The “Gras” was manufactured from 1874 to about 1885. This bayonet has a solid brass pommel with integral latching mechanism (push button/spring steel). Grips are wood. This is in overall very good condition. The blueing to the scabbard has a fair amount of pitting/wear. The blade is in beautiful condition showing the makers mark clearly. The bayonet was manufactured by Steyr “Usine de Steyr 1876”.
Scabbard and sword numbers are not matching, scabbard numbered 61206, bayonet numbered 23669.