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MODEL 1859 CAVALRY SADDLE BLANKET EXCELLENT REPRODUCTION:  This is a very high grade reproduction of the Model 1859 Cavalry Saddle Blanket which was produced years ago, and just surfaced in an old collection.  Unlike many of the reproduction blankets which have been produced, this blanket was manufactured to the original measurements and specifications.  This blanket measures 79 by 64, and the 3 wide stripes are set 3 from the edge as they should be.  The wool is a high quality, densely woven blanket wool with a close nap and a rich blue color.  The stripes are the distinctive, and correct, golden orange.  For some reason related to either my camera or the lighting, the stripes show in the photo as being more red than they are. The actual color has more orange in it and is definitely the correct color of the original stripes.  This blanket has been displayed under a saddle, however it is in like new condition.  

Original specimens of this blanket are probably nonexistent in private collections and this correct recreation contributes significantly to properly displaying your Civil War or early Indian War McClellan Saddle.  These blankets are no longer available from the original source, and this is a scarce opportunity to obtain a nice finishing touch to your saddle display.  SOLD

NOTE:  THE LIGHT STREAKS SHOWING ON THE BLANKET IN THE PHOTOGRAPHS BELOW ARE RAYS OF SUNLIGHT SHINING ON THE BLANKET AND NOT FADING, BLEACHED AREAS, OR DISCOLORATION IN THE MATERIAL.

 

 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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