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Bayonet Identification

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:43 am
by shoggoth80
Hey all,
My buddy has a bayo. I am positive it is French. I can't read all the script, but I can read St. Etienne. Brass hilt, hooked quillion, arsenal stamps, numbered. Some minor surface crud, and of course patina. Sword style, with the forward part sweeping slightly forward. My money is on a Chassepot of some variety. Would steel wool and oil to remove the surface gunk work, while not harming the value of the piece?
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Re: Bayonet Identification

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:10 am
by Old Army Cook
You are correct in your identification. It is a Chassepot . I'd hate to be on the receiving end of one.

Re: Bayonet Identification

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:17 am
by shoggoth80
No joke!!

Re: Bayonet Identification

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:58 am
by ffuries
shoggoth80 wrote:
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:43 am
Hey all,
My buddy has a bayo. I am positive it is French. I can't read all the script, but I can read St. Etienne. Brass hilt, hooked quillion, arsenal stamps, numbered. Some minor surface crud, and of course patina. Sword style, with the forward part sweeping slightly forward. My money is on a Chassepot of some variety. Would steel wool and oil to remove the surface gunk work, while not harming the value of the piece?
20170607_125344.jpg
I've used 0000 steel wool with oil (tranmission fluid) to clean up bayonets in the past with no issues.

Re: Bayonet Identification

Posted: Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:25 pm
by heck
I use steel wool and Liquid Wrench

Re: Bayonet Identification

Posted: Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:52 am
by toot
not a ROSALIEE, but it is FRENCH!

Re: Bayonet Identification

Posted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35 am
by toot
i really like FRENCH bayonets. they were really meant to ruin your day!!