Here we have a rare opportunity to offer an item from the S. C. Gallup Saddlery Company of Pueblo, Colorado 1869 – 1924. The Rifle Scabbard in this offering which was made at the S. C. Gallup Saddlery Company is one of those truly rare items which we acquire from time to time that has come from the 1800s and is still in very usable condition(although we would not recommend that).
Samuel Caldwell Gallup was among the most revered of the Old West Saddle Makers having learned saddle making at the Gallup & Gallatin Saddlery of Francis Gallup his Brother and E. L. Gallatin of Denver, Colorado Gallatin having been the Uncle & Partner Mentor of the Famous Frank A. Meanea. Items produced by any of these Saddle Makers are prized among collectors as will this S. C. Gallup Saddlery Rifle Scabbard #3.
This S. C. Gallup Saddlery Company Rifle Scabbard #3 is in 70% New Condition with the leather very pliable although there is some top crazing of the finish. At some point there was a rivet through the top of this Rifle Scabbard and one near the top strap near along the edge, we removed the rivet on the edge by the strap and the hole at the top which is one both front and back was as it is when we received this Rifle Scabbard. We did have to make a new set of straps for this fantastic S. C. Gallup Saddlery Company Rifle Scabbard #3 which we made from period leather coming from items which offered us usable 100 year old leather.