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Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:54 pm

I know these are pretty common but I just wanted to share the nicest one I have ever had.Just got it yesterday and haven't even got it together yet.I plan on doing a WW1 enlisted display with it.
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:56 pm

Leather is almost perfect.
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Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:48 pm

Wow, that is in wonderful shape!! I'm sure it cost you a pretty penny!!



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Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:26 am

Chris,
Congratulations on that really nice '04. One of the nicest I've seen. If you would allow me to make one comment on the setup of the quarter straps. The adjusting buckle should be to the rear, not the front. May I also say that looks like a really nice mule saddle in the background.
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Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:19 am

Beautiful condition! Any dates stamped on it? Ray

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Sun Oct 07, 2007 8:52 am

Great saddle Chris. I can't help but notice the rivet on the latigo. I know, I know, I told you the latigo was only stitched, not riveted. My original is only stitched.

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Sun Oct 07, 2007 5:01 pm

Very nice!

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Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:11 pm

I would like to thank all of you for the very nice comments.And thank you George on the information on the adjusting buckle.John on the rivet I didn't know for sure but I just went down stairs and looking at my other 2nd pattern it's riveted and stiched also.Ray there are some stamps I noticed but haven't really looked it over real good yet. It is stamped US 766 on the rear of the seat and US 767 on one of the stirrup covers. I'll post if I find any more. And just want to make sure I understand George the adjusting buckle on the quarter straps faces in towards the horse?I sure wished it would have had the coat straps like my other.I think I'll have Tom Smith make a set for it. Thanks again, Chris
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Mon Oct 08, 2007 7:19 am

The the quarter strap is just assembled wrong. The buckle should (facing out)be at the cantle, not the pommel.

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Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:23 pm

I gave the saddle a needed rub down with Picards. I also reassembled the quarter straps properly. The are several stamps with either US 766 or US 767 on different parts. The stirrup straps are stamped INES SDL CO 1918 with an inspectors initials under that. Both stirrups are Spaldings dated 1917.

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Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:31 pm

Really nice Chris.
Thanks for sharing.

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Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:42 am

A very nice piece, Chris. It is good to see the color of the metal the way it was actually issued. The vast majority have been worn or polished bright brass.
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Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:29 am

I have seen only one other this nice. It is or was in a museum , Long Island NY. I can't recall the name of the private museum, it had lots of old artillery & armor. Anyone else been there?
The mac was in unissued condition & a very light russet color.
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Thu Oct 11, 2007 2:17 pm

BOY that is nice droooolllll,

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Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:55 pm

Did you find it in a climate-controlled old barn?

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