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post #11 of 21 Old 10-27-2010, 05:36 PM
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Getting the curl out can be difficult. You have to be able to get oil deep down into several layers of leather on the skirting. If it will accept enough oil, we use those squeeze clamps over top of an oil soaked rag. Its quite a process though. Most of the time, oil and riding straightens them out.
Warm leather will soak up more oil than cold so it helps to put them someplace warm or outside on a warm sunny day.

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post #12 of 21 Old 10-27-2010, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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I measured the Black saddle 15 inches. The other saddle is the same amount in inches.
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post #13 of 21 Old 10-27-2010, 11:53 PM
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Tina, in my part of Ontario you would definitely get more than $75 for either of these saddles, unless they need to be repadded, which it doesn't appear that they do.

If you are in the Northern part of the province, PM me. If I'm close enough, I could ask some people around here if they are interested. Actually, my cloth western is dying... I might even be in the market... timing is awful, but that's the way it always is.
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post #14 of 21 Old 10-28-2010, 12:46 PM Thread Starter
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About how far North of Owen Sound, Ontario are you. My family owns a sawmill in Field, Ontario only 40 minutes from Sudbury. We travel there 2 times a yr. A group of us are taking a camping trip on a long weekend to trail ride.
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I am still not sure how to work this site but it says I need 5 posts in order to send private messages. I have 4...any suggestions?
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post #16 of 21 Old 10-28-2010, 06:55 PM
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I am still not sure how to work this site but it says I need 5 posts in order to send private messages. I have 4...any suggestions?

Make another post!!!!

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post #17 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 09:09 AM
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You might be able to get $150-200 for each saddle IF the leather has NO cracking in it anywhere (surface cracking), all of the metal hardware is in good shape (no rust), the stirrup leathers are in good shape (not stretched by the holes and no cracking), and you can get the saddles really clean.

As is, with minor surface cracking in the leather, fleece needing replaced, and assumed other minor issues, I'd say $75-125 is about right.
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Warm leather will soak up more oil than cold so it helps to put them someplace warm or outside on a warm sunny day.
An alternative or in addition to trying to get the leather warm is to warm the oil. The warm oil takes very well to room temp leather.

It looks like the padding on the brown one has been replaced. I don't believe they ever used felt as a liner for saddles at the time that saddle was made. It also looks like there may be some dry rot at the top of the gullet - but that may just be the picture. If it is dry rot, there is no bringing it back to life.

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post #19 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 02:21 PM
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I'd pay $100 for the brown saddle right now if the OP would PM me.

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post #20 of 21 Old 10-29-2010, 06:36 PM
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About how far North of Owen Sound, Ontario are you. My family owns a sawmill in Field, Ontario only 40 minutes from Sudbury. We travel there 2 times a yr. A group of us are taking a camping trip on a long weekend to trail ride.
I sent you a PM. I am on your route north. We need to talk.
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