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#1 Genesisone3

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Posted 30 July 2011 - 05:17 PM

Has anyone ever attempted to produce a German M25 saddle? If so, how difficult do you feel it would be for a first timer. I have one which I love the feel of and its field utility but its tree is incorrect for my new horses build and I have started to feel guilty about the use of an antique of this nature. I have fair to good leather, wood and metal working skills with access to a harnes machine and hand tools. I am not sure what the tree is made of (some European wood) and the greatest hurdle seems to be the manufacture of the metal. Any help and opinions appreciated.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 09:58 AM

I have a Swedish Army saddle, similar to your german saddle. The wood parts on my saddle are made of beech, covered with a thin linen cloth and then painted grey.

I think that making a reproduction of your saddle from scratch is quite a challenge, (and I would never even try. )

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 01:47 PM

Hi
Have you some picture of your saddle? I guess Czechoslovak army used same saddles like germany army....we had german military occupation during WW II.
We have lot of old military saddles between horsemens :rolleyes2:

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 02:49 PM

Hi
Have you some picture of your saddle? I guess Czechoslovak army used same saddles like germany army....we had german military occupation during WW II.
We have lot of old military saddles between horsemens:rolleyes2:

Yes I can take some pics and try to post. Have not tried to do it to this forum.

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Posted 31 July 2011 - 03:27 PM

O.K. If will be problems with posting to this forum, send me pics by email
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Posted 31 July 2011 - 07:31 PM

O.K. If will be problems with posting to this forum, send me pics by email
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Posted 01 August 2011 - 07:50 AM

The Swedish M/00 and M/03 Military saddle is almost identical to your saddle. The most obvious difference is that the Swedish saddle has a 1" thick felt under the bars instead of stuffed panels like yours.
"The gun fight at the O.K. corral was actually started by two saddlemakers sitting around a bottle of whiskey talking about saddle fitting"...

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 02:46 PM

According to a German horse magazine from 2003, a German company by the name of "Witex"in
41334 Netettal-Kaldenkirchen (ZIP, town) , Südliche Wambacher Str. 4 (street), still manufactures these saddles.The email address is witex-gebr.winz@t-online.de . Their webside,however, does not indicate that they still build these saddles ( http://www.witex-geb...z.de/40958.html),.On the other hand,the website states they still build military riding saddles (Militär-Reitsättel). Acc. To the magazine article they still build the saddle for the few riding animals the German Army has. They also make their on own trees (at least for their trecking saddles). So why don't you contact them? Good luck .


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:09 PM

According to a German horse magazine from 2003, a German company by the name of "Witex"in
41334 Netettal-Kaldenkirchen (ZIP, town) , Südliche Wambacher Str. 4 (street), still manufactures these saddles.The email address is witex-gebr.winz@t-online.de . Their webside,however, does not indicate that they still build these saddles ( http://www.witex-geb...z.de/40958.html),.On the other hand,the website states they still build military riding saddles (Militär-Reitsättel). Acc. To the magazine article they still build the saddle for the few riding animals the German Army has. They also make their on own trees (at least for their trecking saddles). So why don't you contact them? Good luck .


Tosch.

I will do that. Information greatly appreciated.

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Posted 14 October 2012 - 09:09 AM

I have recently found the website for the Witex reproductions of the M-25 reproduction: http://www.witex-geb...z.de/42035.html. You will have to use google to translate it.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:32 AM

I would like to give more specific weblinks for the Witex corporation Military saddles and accessories:

Saddles: http://www.witex-gebrwinz.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18&Itemid=33
Bridles: http://www.witex-geb...id=22&Itemid=13
Breastplates: http://www.witex-geb...=14#Armeesattel
Saddle Bags: http://www.witex-geb...emid=15#militar
Military Harness: http://www.witex-geb...id=28&Itemid=18





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