For Lebel rifle. Silver alloy hilt shaped to the hand. Iron barrel ring and locking mechanism. 20 3/8” cruciform section blade, mint in original preservative. Original scabbard with about 100% blue and a few minor surface blemishes. Unmarked, this model was modified in 1893 and 1916 and widely used throughout Europe and its colonies. This example has the 1886 alloy grip but made without the hook shaped guard, probably very soon after 1886. Exceptional.