French GRAS 1874 Sword Bayonet
This auction is for a French GRAS 1874 Sword Bayonet, the last of the French sword bayonets. These bayonets are often marked with arsenal, month and year of manufacture, in the case of this bayonet it is marked Tulle Arsenal July 1879 (Mre d’ Armes de Tulle Juillet 1879). They were designed for use with the French Model 1874 GRAS Infantry Rifle. The rifles were made between 1874 and 1885. Condition is good, with the wood grips being dark with a few dents, no cracks, the brass pommel is tarnished, some rust/corrosion of the steel of the crosspiece, muzzle ring, quillon, mortise, locking bolt spring and rivets. The blade has few dark spots and the tip slightly dinged. We do not have the scabbard. This bayonet should make a fine addition to someone’s collection.
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You are bidding on a French GRAS 1874 Sword Bayonet in fair condition. Buyer pays shipping which includes carrier fees, packaging and insurance. Payment can be Money Order, Cashier’s Check or Personal Check which must clear before shipping (allow 10 days), NO Credit Cards, Pay-Pal or GUNPAL. Shipping is by USPS Insured (or other method chosen by the shipper) with an estimated cost of approx. $15.00 to $24.00 depending on packaged weight, your ZIP Code and insured value.
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