Belgian M1874/89, modified French M 1874 Gras bayonet (ABC N 1508-2)

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Belgium
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Belgian M 1889 Mauser rifle. s# L 47173 on guillon. Excellent  T- shaped blade with Mre. de'Armes de St. Etienne Janvier 1878 on blade spine. Excellent and extreme straight grinded hilt with beauiful brass pommel and wooden grips. Diverse markings on crossguard, mortise slot and an unusual marking; 3 in a sun followed by an R, on upper part crossguard. Excellent crossguard with quillon and muzzle ring. MRD 17.4 mm. Very good++ blued metal scabbard with no dents.
Rare Belgium modification of a French M 1874 Gras bayonet to fit the Belgium Mauser M 1889 rifle. 
Very rare bayonet in an outstanding condition.