Lot 132

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French Yataghan style Model 1842 sword bayonet and Lebel bayonet circa 1840-65, brass hilt and steel crosspiece, blade marked "P.D.L." [Paul D. Luneschloss] in oval of dots on left ricasso, "3734" on crossguard, crown over "JI" on right ricasso, overall L22 1/2" blade L22 1/2; together with Model 1886 Lebel bayonet, aluminum grip, hooked quillon, cruciform blade, with blued tubular scabbard, L25 1/4". (2pcs)

Provenance: Property deaccessioned from the Centennial Museum at the University of Texas at El Paso to benefit the Museum Collections Fund. (Accession #56.21.2 inked on crossguard, H1285 in mortise on back of hilt and outside of scabbard, 56.21.2 on Lebel bayonet, H1287 inked into stud slot and on back of leather frog). State of Texas paper label glued in fuller on left side of blade.

Literature: Carter, Anthony. WORLD BAYONETS, 1800 TO THE PRESENT. Sterling Publishing Co., 1989. p.14, #57.

Kiesling, Paul. BAYONETS OF THE WORLD, THE COMPLETE EDITION. Oosterbeek, Netherlands, 2009. p.154, 178, 265, #978, 412, 457.

Other Notes: Adapted by the Germans for use with their Model 1888 Commission rifle.

  • Both in good condition; French markings on spine of sword bayonet have been filed off.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
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