Here is a Rare Vintage Buford Show Roping Saddle! The saddle features 30 pieces of German Silver Trim, embossed floral design throughout. Seat is made of Dark Brown Suede.The horn is reinforced with a mule-hide wrapping for extra strength and durability. The saddle leather is extra-thick with an all-over embossed carved floral tooling and a brown finish that is accented with 30 pieces of German silver conchos and a stainless steel trim cantle. The Tree is Wood covered with Rawhide.
Saddle is in very good condition. Buford saddlery sprung up in Buford, Georgia in the early 70's from the direct result of Bona Allen's saddle division being moved to Texas. In the end, all that remained of BA in Buford, GA was the actual Tannery where the leather was processed from raw hides into leather. That stopped in 1981 after a massive fire some of the saddle makers that were displaced here in town started a new saddle company and operated under the name Buford.
They made very fine saddles and produced here into the 80's. The 195 number refers to the catalog number. This is a high quality, working roper saddle. Many of the saddles made by Buford were heavily carved and accented with silver mounts, and were "show saddles".Seat: 15-16" Gullet: 7 1/2" FQHB Skirt: 26" Horn: 2 3/4" Swell: 7 3/4" Cantle: 4 1/2". The item "RARE VINTAGE 15-16 BUFORD ROPER TRAIL SHOW WESTERN BROWN LEATHER HORSE SADDLE" is in sale since Friday, April 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Sporting Goods\Outdoor Sports\Equestrian\Western Saddles & Tack\Saddles". The seller is "grandadsfavorites" and is located in Southwest. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, Reunion.