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Gras cut-down bayonet - a salty example.

Article about: I acquired this old French Gras bayonet the other day. It has had the blade chopped back to 12 inches to make it into a trench knife. It was quite rusted when I got it, but it cleaned up rea

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    Default Gras cut-down bayonet - a salty example.

    I acquired this old French Gras bayonet the other day. It has had the blade chopped back to 12 inches to make it into a trench knife. It was quite rusted when I got it, but it cleaned up reasonably well. There's one thing for sure, it isn't a (very) recently modified bayonet like some are!

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    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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    Glad you rescued it, I am all for saving the rusted and neglected bayonets of the world.

    Jim

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    Hi Jim,

    Look at the last picture. Third rifle on the right is the Berthier carbine without a bayonet...
    Author of... 'Belfast Diaries: A Gunner In Northern Ireland'... 'A Tough Nut To Crack: Andersonstown.. Voices From 9 Battery Royal Artillery In Northern Ireland'... 'An Accrington Pal: The Diaries of Pte Jack Smallshaw, September 1914 To March 1919'.

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