AUTHENTIC ARTILLERY GRIMSLEY VALISE SADDLE

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 24,2008
  • Channel: Online Auction

Item:

1832 GRIMSLEY VALISE SADDLE AND SADDLE BAGS

THE SADDLE BAGS ARE FOR SALE BUT ARE NOT AN ORIGINAL PART OF THE GRIMSLEY SADDLE. THE SADDLE BAGS ARE AN ORIGINAL PERIOD ITEM.

Description:

FROM 1832 UNTIL THE MID 1850'S, THE 1832 ARTILLERY DRIVER SADDLE AND 1832 ARTILLERY VALISE SADDLE SERVED AS THE SADDLES FOR THE FIELD ARTILLERY TEAMS. IT WAS, TFORE, NOT UNTIL A FEW YEARS BEFORE THE 1859 McCLELLAN SADDLE WAS ADOPTED AS THE STANDARD CAVALRY SADDLE THAT THE M1832 PATTERN SADDLES WERE PHASED OUT AND THE GRIMSLEY PATTERN ARTILLERY SADDLES WERE ADOPTED.

THE ARTILLERY DRIVER DID NOT RIDE A SADDLE SET UP FOR CARRYING A VALISE BEHIND THE CANTLE, SOME MEANS NEEDED TO BE PROVIDED FOR CARRYING HIS PERSONAL ARTICLES AND CLOTHING. LIKE THE MODEL 1832 ARTILLERY SADDLE SET BEFORE IT, THE GRIMSLEY SET PROVIDED A MINIATURE GRIMSLEY WHOSE SOLE PURPOSE WAS TO SECURE AND CARRY THE DRIVERS VALISE. THIS WAS THE GRIMSLEY VALISE SADDLE AND IT WAS MOUNTED ON THE OFF WHEEL HORSE.

THE LITTLE GRIMSLEY SADDLE, MEASURES 13 ¾" FROM POMMEL TIP TO CANTLE TIP.

I HAVE SCANNED TWO PAGES ( PG 24-25) OUT OF "THE AMERICAN MILITARY SADDLE 1775-1945" BY R. STEPHEN DORSEY & KENNETH L. McPHEETERS

WHICH HAS A WONDERFUL DESCRIPTION OF THE GRIMSLEY VALISE SADDLE . THESE SCANNED PAGES ARE INCLUDED IN THE IMAGES OF THE SADDLE.

THE SADDLE BAGS ARE FOR SALE BUT ARE NOT AN ORIGINAL PART OF THE GRIMSLEY SADDLE.

THE SADDLE BAGS ARE AN ORIGINAL PERIOD ITEM. THEY ARE MADE OUT OF LEATHER AND EACH MEASURES ABOUT 11.5" WIDE AND ABOUT 10" LONG.

Condition:

THE SADDLE IS IN GOOD CONDITION. THE SADDLE HAS TWO TO THREE LARGE TEARS ON THE SEAT OF THE SADDLE BETWEEN THE POMMEL TIP AND CANTLE TIP. I HAVE TRIED TO TAKE DIGITAL IMAGES FOR YOU TO VIEW THIS FLAW.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE VALISE IS MISSING AS ARE THE TWO KEY STRAPS REQUIRED TO SECURE THE VALISE ON THE SEAT OF THE SADDLE.

ON THE FRONT FACE OF THE GRIMSLEY VALISE SADDLE POMMEL T IS A BRASS PLATED IRON HOOK WHICH IS MISSING THE SHORT LEATHER STRAP AND ROLLER RING.

THE SADDLE BAGS ARE IN FAIR CONDITION. THE LEATHER ON THE BAGS HAVE SEVERAL DIGS AND CRACKS THROUGHOUT THEM. THE CLOSURES ON THE BAGS ARE IN FAIR CONDITION.

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