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McClellan Saddle Books

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Howdy,

I recently acquired a McClellan saddle tree and going to make it my winter cabin fever project. I would like to find some books or documentation with detailed information on McClellan saddles. I have see some copies of original blueprints on the internet but never a completed set. I"m interested in measurements for the rigging, stirrup adjustments, ect. If anyone has some suggestions or can point me in the right direction I would appreciate it.

Thanks 

Matt

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Matt,

You need to find the Ordnance Memoranda for the model of McClellan you have.  These Memoranda should give you the details.  For example, stirrup leathers in the 1891 Memoranda are 1 3/8" wide,  cut length is 56" with a finished length of 53"

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