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WW1 1904 McClellan saddle

Started by CesarD , Apr 29 2012 03:52 PM

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#1 CesarD

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 03:52 PM

I'm almost finished with my scale WW1 1904 saddle and I'm looking for a clear illustration or photo showing what exactly was mounted to the pommel and cantle. I'm aware of the shelter half and blanket but not sure how they were used for holding equipment whether on top or inside.

Also did they use the 1912 picket pin?

I want to achieve the look in the field. Anybody out there can help Please. Thanks.
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Posted 07 May 2012 - 05:33 PM

This is my representation of a later pattern M1904 McClellan saddle used by the Americans after arriving in France in 1918. After their arrival, many of the cavalry regiments were rendered useless due to the machine guns and trench warfare. Many of them eventually were converted to trench mortar and artillery batteries. I believe the 2nd Cavalry was the only regiment that remained mounted, saw most of the action and fought successfully.

The items shown are the 1903 Springfield rifle and scabbard, 1914 Patton saber and scabbard. M1909 bridle, M1904 feedbag, picket pin and lariat and 1917 mounted canteen. Thanks for looking.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 05:30 PM

This is my representation of a later pattern M1904 McClellan saddle used by the Americans after arriving in France in 1918. After their arrival, many of the cavalry regiments were rendered useless due to the machine guns and trench warfare. Many of them eventually were converted to trench mortar and artillery batteries. I believe the 2nd Cavalry was the only regiment that remained mounted, saw most of the action and fought successfully.

The items shown are the 1903 Springfield rifle and scabbard, 1914 Patton saber and scabbard. M1909 bridle, M1904 feedbag, picket pin and lariat and 1917 mounted canteen. Thanks for looking.
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Cesar: It looks good. I would like to offer the following suggestions: The rifle and scabbard should be under the stirrup strap and the feed bag should be slipped over the right end of the cantle roll. You have done a good job.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 12:38 PM

Cesar: It looks good. I would like to offer the following suggestions: The rifle and scabbard should be under the stirrup strap and the feed bag should be slipped over the right end of the cantle roll. You have done a good job.

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Thanks For the tips will remember next time.

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 03:07 PM

Don't know about anyone else, but this darn thing is nothing less than humbling to behold...

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Posted 19 May 2012 - 04:29 PM

That's amazing detail. I wish I had the patients.

Don't know about anyone else, but this darn thing is nothing less than humbling to behold...



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Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:47 AM

Definitely qualifies as a work of art........a great example......and an exercise in patience and attention to detail. Bravo! :thumbsup:


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