Sold For: $1,182
Model: 1907 Auto Pistol
Serial Number: 198317
Year of Manufacture: 1907-1913 (Absence of Loaded Chamber Indicator suggests from 1913-1917)
Caliber: .32 ACP (7.65mm Browning)
Action Type: Single Action, Semi-Automatic Pistol with Removable Magazine
Markings: The top of the slide is marked “Savage Arms Corp. Utica, N.Y. U.S.A. Cal. 32. / Patented November 7, 1905 – 7.65M-M.” The front of the frame under the barrel is marked “198317”.
Barrel Length: 3.8”
Sights / Optics: The front sight is a rounded blade fixed to the front of the slide. The rear sight is a “U” groove in the slide.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The grips are black checkered hard rubber with the “Savage Quality” Indian Head logo on each side. There are no marks in the smooth borders around the checkering. The checkering shows very light wear with no mars. The grips rate in about Excellent overall condition.
Type of Finish: Blue, the Trigger is Case Colored
Finish Originality: Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is light fouling in the bore but no erosion.
Overall Condition: This handgun retains about 94% of its metal finish. There is thinning on the front edge of the barrel and the frame and on the top of the front sight. The left side of the frame on the flat above the front of the trigger guard shows a small spot of pinprick surface erosion, as does the bottom right front of the grip. The lower right edge of the frame at the back of the trigger guard shows a tiny compression mark and there are three small marks on the bottom right edge of the grip. There are light handling marks on the slide, the left side of the frame and the front strap. The serrations on the slide and cocking piece are sharp, but the top front edge of the cocking piece shows tiny compression marks. The markings are clear. Overall, this handgun rates in about Fine Plus condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. It has a frame mounted safety. We did not fire this handgun.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This pistol comes with one blued 10-round double stack magazine and a black leather holster. The magazine shows very minor wear, a few handling marks and a spot of pinprick surface erosion on its side. It is in Fine condition. The top of the holster is folded over to form a flap which is secured by a strap sewn to the inside edge of the flap and attached to a steel stud on the front of the holster. There is a pouch sewn to the outside of the holster that is covered by the top flap. The pouch has its own separate flap that snaps to its outside surface for securing loose bullets held in the pouch. There is a 2 5/8” long belt loop sewn to the back of the holster. The top flap also has “wings” sewn to its edges at the hinge to further protect the gun from the elements. Only about 40% of the stitching on the butt end wing remains. The edges of the top flap are frayed and there is a crack at the hinge. The holster shows surface loss on the edges of the cartridge pouch, on the bottom front (outside) surface of the holster and on the flap strap. The back of the holster also shows surface loss on the top edge of the belt loop and at the bottom. The holster shows numerous scuff marks but the stitching is intact except for at the hinge crack. Overall, the holster is in Good condition.
Our Assessment: This Savage Model 1907 pistol has some unique characteristics that distinguish it from other small autos made at that time: a double stack 10 round magazine and no screws required for takedown – even the grips snap on. The external “hammer” is really not a hammer but a cocking piece. This is a nice vintage pistol that has been well maintained. It is in about Fine Plus condition with about 94% of its original finish remaining. This pistol is certainly collectable, but it has a great bore if you decide to take it out and play. By today’s standards, it is a little large for its .32 ACP chambering, but can still be used as a pocket pistol.