1859 McClellan Saddle

 Many different styles of McClellan saddles were present during the Civil War.  This style was adopted in 1859 by the War Department on the recommendation of a board of officers that included Lt. Colonel Robert E. Lee, Colonel Philip St. George, and Lt. Colonel Joseph E. Johnston.

Color Choices:  Black or Brown

1859 McClellan Saddle
Sizes Available:  
You may choose from 7 different saddle blanket styles.
(The saddle blanket displayed above is the recommended style.

Saddle Blanket Styles

Important Note:  Photos may not show this saddle in all sizes.  Please be assured that each saddle will be created as you see it, for the saddle size you order.
Suggested Accessories to
Accent the  1859 McClellan Saddle
Military Accessory Package
• Cavalry Bridle
• Cavalry Bridle and Halter Set
• Military Canteen
• Full or Half Rifle Scabbard
• Basket-Weave Rifle Scabbard
• Pommel and Cantle Bag Set
• Military Saddlebags
• US Cavalry Saddlebags
• Contour Breast Collar
• Grain Sack/Feed bag Set
• Grazing Hobbles

1:6 Scale (Johnny West) SKU#M 06 16s     $150.00
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1859 McClellan Saddle PACKAGE

Save money when you buy a complete package!  All accessories included with the package will be made the same color as the saddle color you choose, unless otherwise noted.
1:6 Scale (Johnny West) SKU#M 06 16p    $166.00
1859 McClellan Saddle Package includes:
  • 1859 McClellan Saddle
  •  Cavalry Bridle
  • Saddle Blanket shown
  • Bed roll

It was actually termed the "Pattern of 1859" (as taken from the 1861 Ordinance Manual).  It was clearly evident the concern was for preserving horse flesh rather than the skin of the cavalryman's posterior!  The rawhide-covered tree was specifically included to avoid  any chafing on the horse's back.  This saddle style served both

This saddle creation, custom-made from 100% genuine cowhide, designed by master saddler, "Ben," was created from sketches from Randy Steffen's books and simulates the 1859 McClellan-style saddle.  It features a "rawhide-look" covered tree, extra-wide saddle flaps, brass nails attaching seat to panels, quarter straps, bed roll, stirrup covers, gold-painted cantle and pommel trim, and a very unique wide girth (original was 4" wide leather).  Ben has painstakingly endeavored to design this saddle to be as authentic as possible.

1859 McClellan COMPLETE SET!

1:6 Scale (Johnny West) SKU#M 06 16cs    $267.00
1859 McClellan Saddle Complete Set includes:
  • 1859 McClellan Saddle
  •  Cavalry Bridle
  • Saddle Blanket shown
  • Canteen
  • Front and Rear Bed roll
  • Military Saddlebags
  • 1/2 Rifle Scabbard
  • Countour Breast Collar
  • Lead Rope
  • Cup
1:6 scale shown in brown on Johnny West horse
1:6 scale shown in brown on Johnny West horse
1:6 scale shown in brown on custom-painted Johnny West horse by Kirby Jonas
Large 1:6 Scale (Dragon)  SKU#M 06 L16s $165.00
Large 1:6 Scale (Dragon) SKU#M 06 L16p $182.00
1859 McClellan Saddle Package
Sizes Available:
Color Choice:  Black or Brown
1859 McClellan COMPLETE SET
Sizes Available:
Color Choice:  Black or Brown
Large 1:6 Scale (Dragon) SKU#M 06 L16cs $291.00

 the Northern and Southern armies.

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