Savage Model 1907 Semi-Automatic Pistol, .32 ACP Caliber, With 1 Magazine, Used. Serial Number 216787. Pre-1913 mfg. FFL or C&R Required.
3-3/4" barrel, with very good shootable bore that is a bit gray with strong rifling and what appears to be some leading in the grooves. Top of barrel is marked in 2 lines: SAVAGE ARMS CORP UTICA N.Y. U.S.A. CAL. .32 / PATENTED NOVEMBER 21, 1905 - 7.65 M-M. Blued finish originally which is now an overall fairly even dark gray patina. The 10-round magazine is blued and still retains most of the finish on the body, with the bottom being gray and matching the pistol. No maker marks on the magazine. The action and safety all seem to function as they should with this pistol, and the striker-cocking mechanism seems to be tight and crisp. Original checkered black hard rubber grips, each with the Indian Chief profile and Savage Quality logo. Grips have some light scratches and very minor wear, with the right grip having 2 chips out (1 at the top and 1 at the bottom, both of which measure about 1/2" X 3/16").
The Savage Model 1907 is a 10-round semi-automatic pistol produced by the Savage Arms Company of Utica, New York, from 1907 until 1920 in .32 ACP. Advertised with the slogan "Ten shots quick!", the model 1907 was very popular because, despite its small size, it had a 10 round magazine. A safety lever is located on the left side of the pistol, at the upper rear of the grip. Though it appears to have an external hammer, it is actually a striker-fired gun, with the "hammer" actually being a cocking lever. Model 1907's made from 1913 until 1917 had a collared barrel and a "loaded chamber indicator", allowing the shooter to tell by touching the shell ejection port whether a cartridge was chambered, which this pistol DOES NOT have. The model 1907 uses no screws (even the grips snap into place) and is simple to strip.
Overall a nice example of this seldom encountered early American made semi-automatic pistol. Condition Very Good Minus. FFL or C&R Required.