How do I read my serial number?

Looking for information on a saddle that you currently own or a used saddle that you are looking to buy or sell? We have historical information on saddles going back to 2006 available in this searchable archive. For additional information, or if your saddle doesn't come up in the search (older than 2006 or missing from the database) you can purchase an Authentication Certificate to have your saddle researched.

Please note that our phone, chat, and email representatives do not have any further information, beyond what is available on this page. For more information, you will need to purchase an Authentication Certificate. Authentication Certificates include information on the original value of the saddle, current estimated value, tree type, and original catalog information and photo, as well as the seat and tree size.

General Styles

Serial Plate/Stamp Years

1523-650V-05

2018860

BARREL

2006 - Present

126515030701

70 ROPING

1990s - 2006

NO 2274677

 1970s-1980s

NO 72

1960s


 

1990s-2006

The easiest way to read a model number from 1990-2006 is to start by breaking down the number. The chart below has spaces for you to do so. Please note not all saddles will have the full 14 digits, formats varied.

Example: 12651504070177

Place Model Number Tree Size Seat Size Color Month** Year** Unique ID**
Space _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Example 1265 1 50 4 07 01 77

 

Tree Size Meaning*
1 Regular (SQHB)
5 Wide (FQHB)

*Other numbers did not have a consistent meaning and require an Authentication Certificate to decipher.

Seat Size Meaning
00 10"
20 12"
30 13"
35 13.5"
40 14"
45 14.5"
50 15"
55 15.5"
60 16"
65 16.5"
70 17"
75 17.5"
80 18"

 

Saddle Color Meaning
0 Dark Oil Antique
1 Walnut
4 Regular Oil
5 Heavy Oil
6 Antique
7 Ultra Lite
8 Pecan
9 Lite Oil
18 Black

**Month and year were often switched, and could be placed before or after the unique identifier.

Here, our example saddle is a 1265 model with a regular tree and 15" seat. It is in regular oil. It was built in July of 2001. The unique ID is 77 (this number does not have an assigned meaning).


 

1970s-1980s

These numbers vary greatly, for accurate information we recommend an Authentication Certificate. The format can be broken down as shown in the chart below, spaces have been left for you to copy the format.

Example: 2274677

Place Model Number Seat Size Unique ID
Space _ _ _ _ _ _ _
Example 227 4 677

 

Seat Size Meaning
4 14"
5 15"
6 16"
7 17"
8 18"

Here, our example saddle is a 227 model with a 14" seat, built during June of 1977.


 

1960s

An Authentication Certificate for information on these saddles, they will have a single 1-2 digit number stamped into the leather, this is a unique identifier that will need to be researched.

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