Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

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Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

Post by cptbob » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:33 pm

The auctioneer had this listed as a "PferdSattel" and it had been passed on at least a couple auctions. The min bid dropped below 100 euro and I decided to take a flier on it. I'm glad I did. Per Herr & Nguyen (see below) it seems to fit the description of a regulation officer's "PritschSattel". It is made (mostly) of pigskin and has the quick-release stirrup bars. The manufacturer would seem to have had some connection to the 2nd Guard Uhlan Regt so it's possible (but not guaranteed) that this could have belonged to an officer of that regiment. The two-tone saddle seat is pretty sharp. There are holes and impressions where the brackets for mounting a spoon would go on the back of the seat.
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M89 Enlisted Army Saddle for comparison...Much higher profile
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Re: Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

Post by cptbob » Sun Oct 11, 2020 7:37 pm

Quick-release stirrup bar in open position.
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Excerpts from Herr & Nguyen "The German Cavalry" Officer's Horse Equipment chapter
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Re: Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

Post by Sandmann » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:17 am

Congratulations, it‘s a bargain, I think :bravo:
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Re: Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

Post by aicusv » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:09 pm

Nice find
fezzes frigidus es

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Re: Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

Post by cptbob » Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:43 pm

Thanks gents!

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Re: Prussian Cavalry Officers Saddle

Post by SkipperJohn » Tue Oct 20, 2020 11:33 pm

Congratulations!

John :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

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