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Circle Y Serial Numbers

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We get a lot of requests to decipher serial numbers on saddles. So we've made a simple tool for you to look up your Circle Y serial number (above). Most Circle Y serial numbers are located on a silver plate or leather strap under the mounting side of your saddle.

Enter your serial # as one continuous number without dashes (ex. 1157860104)




Circle Y Current Serial Number Sample

How to read your Circle Y serial number

May 2006 to Present

The first four numbers represent the model # of the saddle. (1752)
The next two numbers tell the seat size of the saddle. (16)
The following two numbers depict the color of the saddle. (18)
The last two numbers describe the tree width of the saddle. (05)

Simply enter the 10 digit number (top number on sample plate to the left) without spaces or dashes into our program above to learn more about your saddle.

Discover the specifications, special features, and fully written description of your saddle. Also, a link will take you right to your saddle on our website where you can see customer reviews.



Circle Y Old Serial Number Sample

How to read your Circle Y serial number

1990s to April 2006

The first four numbers represent the model # of the saddle. (1551)
The next number describes the tree width of the saddle. (5)
The following two numbers describe the tree width of the saddle. (55)
The last single number depicts the color of the saddle. (4)
The next four digits tell the month and year made. (1100)
The last two digits are unique manufacturer numbers. (78)

Simply enter the 10 digit number (top number on sample plate to the left) without spaces or dashes into our program above to learn more about your saddle.
Please leave out the month and year numbers, in this example your number would be 1151555478.


May 2006 to Present

In addition to the the serial number, a date code will be included on the plate, along with the long serial number, which will tell the year of manufacture and the unique number for that saddle (example 20090001- which is 2009 and 0001 the unique number for the saddle).








Seat Leather/Color Codes

Seat Size

Saddle Color

Tree Width

  • 0- Buckskin or other custom seats like ostrich
  • 1- Grainout padded
  • 2- Black suede
  • 4- Rust suede
  • 5- Toast suede
  • 6- Beige/Sand suede
  • 7- Chocolate Suede
  • 8- Apache (distressed brown)
  • 9- Hardseat
  • A- Amethyst suede
  • B- Blue
  • L- Lime Green
  • P- Pink
  • T- Turquoise
  • V- Violet
  • 30 = 13
  • 35 = 13.5
  • 40 = 14
  • 45 = 14.5
  • 50 = 15
  • 55 = 15.5"
  • 60 = 16"
  • 65 = 16.5"
  • 70 = 17"
  • 0- Dark Oil antique- DOA
  • 1- Walnut
  • 2- Ultra White
  • 4- Regular Oil
  • 5- Mahogany/Latigo/Cherrywood
  • 7- Ultra Lite
  • 8- Pecan
  • 18- Black
  • 04 = Regular bar
  • 05 = Wide bar
  • 06 = Draft



1990s to April 2006

This period of serial numbers are much like the above. Use the chart to determine tree sizes, seat sizes, and colors. There may be an extra number at the end (represented by CD). This just means that more than one of this type of saddle was made that day, so it got a unique number at the end.






Older Saddles - 1970s and 80s

These numbers vary greatly. The first three numbers could represent the style of the saddle. Beyond that, the number meanings are unclear.




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