Dating a mcclelland saddle
89.5.19e -- Cinch of 24 strand horse hair ropes, tied at ends to two, 4 1/2" iron rings with leather covering around bottom half, and sewn to 6 1/2" in diameter leather safes.89.5.19f&g -- Stirrup straps are 1 5/8" wide and adjusted to 23" long and fasten with a 2" x 2 1/2" brass buckle. Has The Ordnance Equipment Tag with US and Ordnance Bomb on Tag, contractor's name, etc. Great find for current US Cavalry troopers that are in the Order of Spur and want to have an original set of spurs. These were carried in the canvas Belt Case listed separately.
Western saddles have a rich history and tradition and no saddles can tell those stories better than antique saddles.
With each of these saddles, you can easily imagine the miles they've gone, the places they've been, the work they've done, and the people they've known.
M1904 Mc Clellan Cavalry saddle with 11" seat, M1904 1/4" straps, 4 1/2" diameter, 1/4" strap rings and 5 1/2" diameter 1/4 strap ring safe, iron stirrups and 20" horse hair cinch.
Saddle tree is M1896 pattern with covering of 6-7oz russet collar leather with bottoms of side bars covered with sheepskin fleece.
This saddle is complete with all proper brass hardware on the tree and this would be the perfect addition to a Spanish American War Rough Rider Cavalry collection or to complete your collection of the various Models of Mc Clellan saddles. These are great for use in building reproduction Mc Clellan Saddle. Just as they came out a lot of War surplus following WW1. $235.00Very Scarce M1912 US Cavalry leather Folding Garrison Ring for use with the leather belt for supporting the M1903 Springfield rifle. Needs the lower suspension strap with snap hook for 03 trigger guard. $74.50US Cavalry Original Model 1904 Picket Rope with with snap hooks for affixing to the Model 1874/1885 Picket pin with the swiveling ring at top. Very rare to find on the loose to complete the set of Cavalry horse and field equipment of the trooper and as issued through the Mexican Border and WW1.