Made by Steyr in 1878, this bayonet is in good condition. The blade retains some of its bright polished finish, although there are areas of staining and pitting. While the wood grips do have some dings and dents they have no cracks or other major faults. The scabbard is likewise in good condition and retains much of its original blue finish.
The Gras rifle, introduced in 1874, was a conversion of the Chassepot rifle in order to allow it to take a metallic cartridge. Introduced at the same time, the Gras bayonet was a departure from the design of the earlier Chassepot bayonet, having a epee style blade suitable only for thrusting.
|Weight||0.8 Kg||1 lb 12 oz|
|Fits||Model 1874 Gras Rifle|