SAVAGE Model 1907 7.65mm ACP Cal SELF DEFENSE Exposed Hammer POCKET Pistol C&R
Made Circa 1910 with Exposed Hammer
Here we present a Savage Model 1907 Pocket Pistol, made circa 1910 in Utica, New York. The Savage Model 1907 is a semi-automatic pocket pistol produced by the Savage Arms, from 1907 until 1920. Beginning in 1907 it was chambered in .32 ACP and, from 1913 until 1920, in .380 ACP. Although smaller in size, it is derived from the .45 semi-automatic pistol Savage submitted to the 1906-1911 US Army trials to choose a new semi-automatic sidearm. After several years of testing the Savage pistol was one of two finalists but ultimately lost to the Colt entry, which became famous as the Colt Model 1911. In the early 20th Century, Savage was Colt’s primary competition for semi-automatics and this Model 1907 was a best seller. The founder, Arthur W. Savage was a restless and very productive sort who did a little bit of everything during his lifetime. He was born in Kingston, Jamaica to British parents in 1857. He went to school in Baltimore, Maryland in the United States and then in the UK. From there he moved about until he found himself in Australia looking for precious stones, exploring, homesteading and running cattle. He married and started his family (8 children) there before moving to Jamaica to try his hand at agriculture.
Some sources say that he grew coffee and some bananas, though likely it was both. Moving on from there, he managed the Utica Belt Line Railroad in New York. In the meantime, he was tinkering with firearms design. By 1894, he seemed to have found his niche and founded his namesake company. Going up against the likes of Winchester, Savage began his firearms line with a lever action rifle, the Model 1895. His Model 1899 is perhaps his most endearing. The cartridges and detachable rotary magazine he developed are two of his most lasting impacts in the firearms industry today. True to character he sold out of the company in about 1905 and moved to California, where he founded the highly successful Savage Tire Company and continued to dabble in firearms.
This is a nice example of Savage’s top-selling semi-automatic pistol. It features the exposed hammer and an impressive 10-shot magazine. It is a very nice size for concealed carry and self-defense. Corners are nicely melted and the total weight with an empty magazine is only a little over 19 ounces. The hard rubber grips feature the trademark Indian Chief with “SAVAGE QUALITY” wrapping around.
The overall condition is good. Strong action. Both grips are good. Clear markings. This example’s bore is in good shape and remains lightly frosted. Numbers match.
This firearm is classified as a Curio & Relic.
Barrel is 3-3/4 inches.
Overall condition as seen in photos.
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