An elderly gentleman gave me his ol roping saddle today (:)) I have been trying to identigy it but the only marks on it is an MM stamped on the latigo keeper and the initials JCG stamped on the skirt??? Has anyone ran across this before? I'm tack illiterate, sorry.
If it helps any I live in Idaho. I swear the stirrups must weigh 5 or 6 lbs each! The saddle uses actual Blevins-brand adjusters, marked with the location of Wheaton, Wyo., and the original patent number 3,314,121, and they appear to be original to the saddle. I have posted more pix. There is a suede cover on the bottom that covers the fiberglass wood tree.
The saddle is extremely solid and weighs quite a bit. It just looks like fiberglass to me not sure what it is really. My Dad looked at it (he's 75) and he thinks its even older than his roping saddle he purchased in the early 70's. I'll have to ask him what he said about the tree cause I have forgotten. Thank you for the help!!!
Got a flashlight out and went over evry area I could get to and no other markings except there is the word Texas or Texan on the bottom of the latigo keeper that has the MM on it. Got a better look at the tree under the leather and I honestly can't say whats covering the tree??? Maybe I can get a close enough pix.