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This is a nice pattern Lebel bayonet which is shortened example (34 cm blade length-46 cm OA) with a white metal hilt, downswept quillon with ‘63173’ two encircled ‘P’ proof marks stamped to it, and a round button catch. This is an early model with the hilt fixed permanently to the tang, whereas later models had removable hilts with a screw nut fixing to the end of the hilt. The blackened blade is the usual Lebel cruciform shape and the scabbard is black tubular steel. This is a lovely complete example of a 1st pattern iconic Lebel bayonet. See White and Watts item no. 205 on page 96 and Martin Brayley, An Illustrated History of Bayonets, pages 71 – 73. The price includes U.K. delivery. 20672:26.