ON HOLD FOR CUSTOMER ### NEW LISTING 15/4/15 ### SUPER WW1 LEBEL BAYONET SHORTENED TO THE WW2 MODEL 1935 LEBEL BAYONET.
Overall very nice condition.
Would say that by the looks of the bayonet modified chape at the tip of the shortened scabbard and the number stamped where the quillon would have been on the pre 1916 Lebel bayonets, means that this is a WW1 bayonet from around 1916, the year the hilts were started to be made of brass to save on steel, and the year the quillons were removed or the bayonet ceased to be made without a quillon.
The steel scabbard has a slight dent that appears to be a ricochet bullet splash?... the impact causing a very slight kink in the scabbard although it does not affect the blade in the scabbard in any way,.Tiny amount of surface rust on the scabbard otherwise nice condition with most of its original finish.
In 1935 the Lebel bayonets that were going to front line units, or were replacing the original long bayonets, were modfied by the blade and sheath being shortened as on this example.
The hilt is in very good condition and the epee blade is in excellent condition.
Blade length about 34.5cm ; overall bayonet length about 46 cm.
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Delivery UK £8.99 by Signed Delivery. Will courier overseas quote on request.