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Civil War Model 1859 McClellan Cavalry Saddle - Complete Saddle Rig
Item #: PSC284
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A Regulation Model 1859 McClellan saddle, complete with saddle bags, pick, carbine boot, girth, etc.. The saddle has the distinctive rawhide covered wooden seat, black leather saddle skirts, wooden stirrups with leather hoods, pick, carbine boot and saddle girth. All items are original except the rope on the pick and the saddle blanket. Saddle comes with a custom saddle stand as seen in the images. A brass shield of the pommel is embossed with the saddle size: "12 INCH/SEAT".  In addition to the coat straps the saddle is complete with a regulation pair black leather Model 1859 Saddlebags. Included with the saddle is a high quality reproduction blue wool Federal cavalry blanket with woven orange stripes and a wooden saddle stand. The Model 1859 McClellan saddle was the standard Federal saddle during the Civil War and remained in service with the U.S. Cavalry until the late 1870s. The Model 1859 saddles were popular civilian work and riding saddles for many years following the war. As a result, unaltered Model 1859 McClellan saddles in the original Civil War configuration with the Model 1859 Saddlebags, like this example, are scarce and very desirable.

Condition: Very Good. The rawhide seat has a very attractive age patina. The black leather side skirts and sweat leathers have minimal cracking and flaking. The stirrups are in very good condition with solid straps and un-altered covers. The rawhide seat has the usual splitting on the edges of the pommel and cantle; this wear is typical of Model 1859 saddles and frequently occurred within a few months of service. The girth straps are solid with original girth present. The Model 1859 saddle bags are in good condition. The pouch covers have minimal cracking and the closure straps and foot staple tabs are present. The seat is in very good condition considering the age and use. The hard-to-find reproduction cavalry blanket is in very good condition. This is a good looking and relatively complete example of the regulation saddle used by the Federal cavalry during the Civil War and the U.S. Cavalry for most of the Indian Wars, including the Battle of Little Bighorn. Model 1859 McClellan saddles are scarce in this condition; it would be hard to find a better example of this important and historic saddle.

Shipping Weight: 30 lbs
Your Price $5,500.00 USD

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