We have had a large increase in the demand from our customers to provide historical information on many of the Saddlery Goods produced in the late 19th Century and early 20th Century. Due to the large volume of requests to provide information, we have been unable to help everyone. This is due to the amount of time we can spend while not charging for our services.
At this time, we have found it necessary to start charging for these services because some people have actually become upset with us for not providing them information in a timely manner when we were doing this as a free service.
The fee for this service is $60.00 and that fee will cover:
- The dating of your item
- Any catalog pages pertinent to your item
- A value, both wholesale & expected retail.
We require pictures of your item from all angles and every maker mark or number stamped or written on to your item and measurements.
Saddle measurements that are most important are as follows:
- Please measure the seat as pictured in Picture #1.
- Please measure the height of the Cantle (Seat Back) where the back housing meets the Cantle up to the top of the Cantle Pictured in Picture #2.
- Please measure the Gullet. The proper measurement of the saddle gullet is actually 2 inches below the narrowest part of the gullet, even with the side Conchos. Pictured in Picture #3.
- This is a complete list of Saddle Parts. If there are any unique parts to your saddle, please refer to Picture #4 for Saddle Part Names when describing your saddle's unique qualities.
Holster measurements that are most important are as follows:
- Please measure the length of the holster from the top of the belt loop to the bottom of the holster. Refer to Picture #1.
- Please measure from the bottom of the trigger cut out (if there is one) to the bottom of the holster. Refer to Picture #2.
- Please measure across the top of the Gun Sheath from one side to the other. Refer to Picture #3.
- Please repeat step three at the bottom of the Gun Sheath where the barrel fits. Refer to Picture #4.