In very good condition, a French Model 1822 / 1883 Light Cavalry Trooper’s Sword, dated 1883, with matching serial numbers.
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Made in the French state arms factory at Châtellerault in 1883 when the M1822 was revised (e.g. a single scabbard suspension ring) and became the M1822/1883.
The 34 inch blade is in very good condition and firm in the hilt. The brass hilt also very good, as is the original leather grip and associated twisted grip wire bindings. Period chemically browned steel scabbard in good condition; the sword sheathes and draws well.
A lovely looking and effectively designed sword in above average condition for £? (too late, niow sold). Please quote item reference number AF61 (1134). Further / full sized pictures available upon request.