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    1872-Pattern McClellan Saddle and Tack. This ensemble is in exceedingly rare unrestored and unmodified condition with no modern repairs. The black finish is heavily rubbed, and the leather is cracked on the left side of the cantle. The brass shield is missing from the pommel, but the saddle is otherwise complete. The D-rings and other iron fasteners, the pads, strapping, cinch and latigo, and 5" hooded-stirrups are intact. The right stirrup is stamped "U S" and has an "H" carved on the bottom.

    The bridle is complete as well; the headstall and reins are intact. The iron in the bit and chain is pitted but in good condition. The 1872-pattern saddlebags, 15" x 11.25", are heavily used but, remarkably, are almost intact. The leather is rubbed but not torn, and there is some verdigris around the brass buckles. The outer flap is missing from the right pocket, but the detached brass buckle is loose in the pouch. The left pocket is complete and even retains its canvas lining.

    Finally, the 1873-pattern canteen is intact with its cork stopper and 48" canvas strap.
    From the Glenwood Swanson Collection.

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2018
    9th Saturday
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