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The French Lebel bayonet was introduced in 1916 and is very similar to the bayonet designed for use with the Model 1886 Lebel rifle but lacks the hooked quillon of the original pattern. The muzzle ring incorporates a locking device. The all metal grip is found in nickel and brass. the example shown here is brass.

The overall length of the bayonet is 18.5". The length of the blade is approximatelly 13.5".

The design of the blade in the Lebel bayonet has multiple edges. When thrusting the bayonet into an opponent this causes a wound that is jagged and much more difficult to cure. The scabbard has a square bracket attached near the throat area. This is where a leather strap would be passed to allow the bayonet to be secured to the belt of the soldier.

British Commonwealth items are currently being reproduced. It is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of these medals. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

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Year 2006 2007 2008 2009 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Value $70.00 $85.00 $95.00 $105.00 $105.00
Availability Medium Medium Medium Medium Medium

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