Model 1859 McClellan Saddle - Allegheny Arsenal - Dated 1865 - Inventory Number: CAV 036 -SOLD
A very scarce war dated saddle in great condition. 1859 pattern McClellan enlisted cavalry saddle made by Allegheny Arsenal in 1865 and clearly so marked on the saddle plaque on the rear of the saddle. The pommel shield is marked 12 in. seat.
Unspaded D-rings, quarterstraps sewn on the D-rings without rivets. Tie-down strap loops likewise sewn. Some very minor separations along the seams from shrinkage, but no missing rawhide except on the very top pf the pommel from honest period wear and you can see the small bit of wood exposed has a sheen to it from the troopers hand as well. Some alligatoring to the finish of the straps, but they are solid. The skirts are very nice. Both hooded stirrups remain, the under-girth strap is present.
A very nice example of the quintessential Civil War cavalry troopers saddle!
Inventory Number: CAV 036