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Considered by many to be the "Grandfather of the Texas spur", JR McChesney lived from 1868-1928. His innovative patterns and excellent craftmanship in engraving and design were unparalleled. "Mac" had such notable spur makers such as Tom Johnson, PM Kelly, and George Bischoff working for him. At one point he had over fifty employees and offered one hundred twenty patterns of spurs, as well as sixty four of bridle bits.

After seeing Tom Selleck in the TNT movie "Monte Walsh" sport a pair of McChesney gooseneck locking rowel spurs I was off and running to make my own. He is and will continue to be a major source of inspiration for me and the reason I started making my own spurs in the first place. His work remains some of the most collectible with prices ranging in the thousands of dollars.

Below are some of the reproduction McChesneys I have made and offer for sale. Click on any image for a larger view and description.
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McChesney Spur
McChesney-Locking Rowel
The "Duke" -John Wayne Replica
Bottle Opener-Peacock Design
Eagle Shank
McChesney-Goose Neck Shank
Bottle Opener-Shield Design
Bottle Opener-Vine Pattern
Double Gal Leg