Saturday, March 15, 2014

1928 McClellan Saddle

The greatest change was the addition of a saddle skirt and "english" type girth webbing and straps. To accomplish this, the seams on the outer edges of the saddle were opened. The skirt was nailed to the surface of the tree, after which the girth webbing was nailed down. The straps, three in number, were usually sewn and riveted to this webbing. At this point the cover seam was resewn. This may have been done to retain the strength in the seam and save time. Later modifications also replaced the sheepskin linings with hard felt pads, sewn on as were the previous sheepskin linings

This 1928 WW2 McClellan saddle follows the original specifications, original tree used, or a new wide 1904 style. New russet leather cover, correct side skirts, wool covered underbars on tree, cavalry model US covered stirrups,brass hardware, six coat straps. English style rigging

And the 1904 headstall and reins

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