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Post Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:05 pm 
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I do like pocket pistols, not as a primary off-duty carry, but something that like its name suggests, drop it in the pocket.

One Hundred and Eight years ago (1905 for some of you) the US Army held trials for a new semi-auto pistol to replace their aging and underpowered revolvers. In addition to Colt and Luger, Savage submitted a gun, only 25 or 50 made, in .45 acp (currently there is one on GunBroker for an opening bid of $35,000). Although we know that JMB's designed Colt prevailed, Savage liked their design so much that they scaled it down and in 1907 introduced their Model 1907 chambered in .32 acp, aka 7.65mm.

When compared to the .45 acp .32 acp is rather weak and anemic. Savage's answer to that was a 10 round staggered magazine; one of the first hi-caps to hit the commercial gun market.

My Savage Model 1907, made in 1915 arrived today and I just went and picked it up. Here are some photos of it:

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Here's a photo of the Savage Factory Letter from 2007:

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For size comparison, here is my 1912 manufactured Colt 1908M .380 and the Savage 1907:

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 20, 2013 9:19 pm 
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Very nice find, would you mind taking a picture of it with the slide back?

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 3:13 am 
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John - here are a few more photos, open slide and magazine:

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 3:29 am 
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Thanks and very cool!!!

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Post Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:03 am 
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This gun is really good to carry anytime, it was interesting get one of this gun for self defense, cause it was really easy to carry. nice pic of your weapon sir thanks for the post.


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Post Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:46 am 
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I've always loved the Savage Model 1907 pistol! Thanks for sharing!!

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2014 3:09 am 
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Webley & Scott Model 1908 7.65mm, made in 1920

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H&R and W&S pistols both in 7.65mm/.32 acp

This is a nice pocket pistol; W&S licensed H&R to make copies of it in .32 acp; the differences that are apparent is the H&R is striker fired with a grip safety in addition to the flip up safety; I had the W&S at the range yesterday and it is a nice shooting gun…..

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 11:23 pm 
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I absolutely LOVE the Savage pistols, ergonomically they're fantastic. And they're just a whole lot of fun to shoot. VERY nice sir.

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