A seldom seen and rare German marked Model 1866 French Chassepot Bayonet
This Model 1866 French Chassepot Bayonet was made by Stehelin & cie.Bitschwiller and dated to 1868. It is maker marked in finely engraved lettering to the spine of the bayonet blade. The crossguard is stamped with a series of numbers and letters - 27.L.1.122 - assume these are regimental marks. Many of these bayonets were captured by the Prussian forces during the Franco-Prussian War of 1871.
Condition of the Bayonet
In terrific condition - blade is virtually mint retaining all original polish.
Specifications of the Bayonet
Blade length is 22.5 inches (27.5 inches overall).
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