French Model 1886 Lebel Bayonet

This is a cruciform - 4-edged - blade that is nothing more than a "pig-sticker". It replaced the French Model 1874 "Gras" Bayonet. This bayonet was manufactured to fit the French Model 1886 Lebel Infantry Rifle and saw action in WWI and WWII in various configurations - including arsenal "shortened" and "modified" versions.
It is ~25" in overall length; hooked "blade-breaker" quillon and silver-alloy (white metal) grip/hilt; later variants had brass hilts.
These bayonets were intended to be replaced by the French Model 1892 Mannlicher-Berthier Bayonet (and infantry rifle).
The scabbard is tubular in shape, with round tip.

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