Saddle Identification

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Mountie48
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Because I was able to add only one photo pro my previous post in which I was asking for help identifying my saddle (M1917?) I am now adding a brass medallion which I believe was used to fasten saddle bags.

Thanks Again,

Dr. Steve
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Nice example of a French WWI vintage officers saddle. It was the model that the US M1917 officers saddle was copied from.

Duvall was a major saddlery house in Saumur- which was the home of the famous cavalry school. Much equipment was purchased by US and other allied officers during the war. US officers purchased equipment from French sources for years before and after the Great War.

Nice to see that socket plug - super rare little accessories that were easily lost.
Mountie48
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Todd,
Thank you for your kind assistance in identifying my saddle. I rode this saddle as a Mounted Police officer and have maintained it in excellent condition. Can you point me to a resource that discusses the history, development, and use if this saddle?

Thank you again,

Dr. Steve
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