This is a wonderful example of a regulation US Model 1859 McClellan saddle. Complete in every respect and getting harder to find true Civil War saddles on the open market.
This saddle is fully complete with rawhide covered tree, both full skirts, ornate hooded stirrups, coat straps, carbine socket, blanket straps, and original saddle bags!
Note, the camp blanket on the cantle and the blue frock coat on the pommel are reproductions, and added for displayability. The saddle blanket, saddle stand are not included.
For reasons of exactness, the rawhide is missing a small bit at the arc of pommel, as this exemplifies the saddle was rode very hard and saw great usage. It simply adds character and ambiance to this ol' war horse (no pun intended).
This particular example was made by contract manufacturer "P. Ambler & Sons" of Bridgeport, Connecticut, and is the only known example of this firm's saddles to exist! The maker's tag can be found on the pommel near side-board. Very rare and as fine of example of a Civil War Yankee cavalryman's saddle as one would ever see.
Perfect for the discerning collector or museum. Shows and displays well, and a great addition to any cavalry or mounted horsemen display.