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Bayonet Identification

#1 Post by shoggoth80 » 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?
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#2 Post by Old Army Cook » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:10 am

You are correct in your identification. It is a Chassepot . I'd hate to be on the receiving end of one.
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#3 Post by shoggoth80 » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:17 am

No joke!!

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#4 Post by ffuries » Thu Jun 08, 2017 1:58 am

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.
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#5 Post by heck » Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:25 pm

I use steel wool and Liquid Wrench

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#6 Post by toot » Fri Jun 30, 2017 10:52 am

not a ROSALIEE, but it is FRENCH!

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Re: Bayonet Identification

#7 Post by toot » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:35 am

i really like FRENCH bayonets. they were really meant to ruin your day!!

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