My daughter is too kind when she says I have a "wealth of knowledge" about Furstnow saddles. About all I know is that I've owned a couple of them and the craftsmanship is top of the line as were all saddles made in Miles City back then, and anybody who has one of those old saddles in reasonable shape has something pretty valuable.The Furstnow saddle that my daughter has now and was once her grandfathers was one of the last,or as my father always claimed, the last one made by a member of the Al Furstnow family, Al Moreno,who was Al Furstnow's son in law, and had retired from saddle making and when my father decided he wanted a new saddle, he badgered Al Moreno until he came out of retirement and built it for him. Furstnow,s Saddlery was active in the saddle making business for some time after that, but as far as I know there was no family member actively making saddles after Al Moreno although the Moreno family ran the saddlery for years after Al retired. Go to the History and Genealogy forum in this website and goto Furstnow saddles (about 22 topics from the top)and click on to Bill Balsam's message. It's self explanatory. You could probably get a lot of information there. Good luck.