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Ten shots quick
« on: July 02, 2016, 09:31:19 am »
Maybe I didn't pay attention but...

Has everybody neglected the first double stack removable magazine pistol ever?

Endorsed by Col William F. Cody and "Bat" Masterson.

And Jude Law in "Road to perdition".  ::)


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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2016, 04:40:19 pm »
Savage 1907.  One of my favorite .32 autos.  And one of the most "Art Deco" handguns ever built.
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2016, 05:22:21 pm »
And used by Portugal and France in the "War to end all wars".  ::)

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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2016, 08:16:05 pm »
Do you have one with the Portuguese grips?  Those are HARD to come by!
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2016, 12:37:03 am »
Nope, mine is from the Army contract, lanyard ring, loaded chamber indicator but regular grips. The ones with the Portuguese grips are believed to be from the later (and smaller) Navy contract.

 

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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2016, 10:30:08 am »
My collection of Savage pistol 1907 & 1917 began not long after my home club the Sand Creek Raiders began our own Wild Bunch (years before SASS) matches.  Used my first little .32 for years in those matches.  How could Bat Masterson not use a Savage after doing advertising for them and writing a book (well, pamphlet really) for them about how a tenderfoot bests the toughs with his little pistol.

The bottom row are all 1907 .32's.  The top row includes a 1917 in .32 (left) and two 1907 380's (right)
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2016, 04:14:31 pm »
My collection of Savage pistol 1907 & 1917 began not long after my home club the Sand Creek Raiders began our own Wild Bunch (years before SASS) matches.  Used my first little .32 for years in those matches.  How could Bat Masterson not use a Savage after doing advertising for them and writing a book (well, pamphlet really) for them about how a tenderfoot bests the toughs with his little pistol.

The bottom row are all 1907 .32's.  The top row includes a 1917 in .32 (left) and two 1907 380's (right)

You're definitely consistent with your name.  ;D

Nice collection. You only seem to be missing the lanyard ring version and the so called "hammerless" with the grip safety.

I won't consider the Portuguese crest grips cause they are scarcer than hen's teeth.  ;D
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #7 on: August 01, 2016, 01:01:59 pm »
Here is mine, it was refinished though:


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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2016, 12:42:21 pm »
There was a .45 Savage on GB for only 25000.00. But it is supposed to be one of the guns built for the US Army trials. A true one of.
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2019, 08:04:09 am »
Here's my latest trade. When I first saw it I thought of the Army test trials and I'd pretty much made up my mind to buy it before I realized it was a .32 instead. I haven't had a chance to shoot it yet, but it's in really nice shape.




http://vintagepistols.com/1907/index.html
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #10 on: February 12, 2019, 12:10:18 pm »
Great pistol. The machineing is a work of art. I would suggest watching the disassembly videos  if you are not familiar with them. They are easy to take down but do have a couple quirks.

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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2019, 12:54:14 pm »
Great pistol. The machineing is a work of art. I would suggest watching the disassembly videos  if you are not familiar with them. They are easy to take down but do have a couple quirks.
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll plan on it. I read the description of how to do it, and promptly decided I wasn't going to attempt it before getting more info. I have a reprint of the owners manual and the promotional booklet Bat Masterson (the original, not the G-Man) wrote on the way
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2019, 07:25:28 am »
Nice pistol Pitspitr!  I love my 1917 Savage(very similar).  The Savage pistols were very advanced at the time being striker fired and having double stack magazines.  Here is a nice video on them from C&Rsonal if you have the time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9yX2nO-PxY

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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2019, 08:36:35 am »
Awesome!

Thank you
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2019, 09:20:50 am »
Made a holster for it this weekend. Not my best work but it will serve.

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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2019, 05:25:16 am »
By Harry but that is a nice holster for a really interesting gun!

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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2019, 09:13:37 pm »
Definitely a fine job on the holster.
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« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2019, 07:21:14 pm »
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #18 on: May 19, 2019, 07:46:38 pm »
I saw one in .45acp at the Baltimore Military Antique Show this year. A very large pistol, super neat.
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2019, 10:01:39 am »
Here is a sharp holster for the Savage
https://www.cascity.com/forumhall/index.php/topic,25909.0.html
Dalton does indeed do nice work. I have 3 carry holsters and a mag pouch from him. I would just about give my right arm to be able to do the floral carving he does.
His down-sized 1911 holsters for the 1907 Savage was the inspiration for the pattern for the one I posted. When and if I make another, I will modify my pattern slightly.
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #20 on: July 22, 2019, 07:12:15 am »
Pitspitr was kind enough to let me shoot his 1907's last Saturday.  Pretty neat little pistols!  Obviously very well made.
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #21 on: July 22, 2019, 07:36:12 am »
... and both of us were impressed by how well they shot. They are what I'd call "Get off me!" guns and yet they shot as well as most full sized guns! Even the poorest shooting of the 3 shot more than well enough for their designed purpose.


I had read somewhere about an old time lawman who shot a man he was trailing at 100 yards with one. The first time took them out and tested them I had to try the shot. It can definitely be done!
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #22 on: July 22, 2019, 09:32:53 am »
I will be doing a Zoot comparison this week between the Savage, a 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless and a Mauser HSc, should be a lot of fun!
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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2019, 06:35:13 am »
The earliest one on the bottom shoots the best, though it has the rather disconcerting habit of firing if you drop the slide release with one in the pipe.  I suspect that it still has the reminents of gummy old oil acculilation in the lock, as the center one had the same habit until I got it really clean

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Re: Ten shots quick
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2019, 06:41:47 am »
I will be doing a Zoot comparison this week between the Savage, a 1903 Colt Pocket Hammerless and a Mauser HSc, should be a lot of fun!
Please post a link here when you finish it.
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