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Lot 3505: Factory Engraved Savage Model 1907 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Highly Attractive Factory Engraved Savage Model 1907 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Desirable Pearl Grips as Pictured in "Savage Pistols" by Bailey Brower Jr.

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3505: Factory Engraved Savage Model 1907 Semi-Automatic Pistol

Highly Attractive Factory Engraved Savage Model 1907 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Desirable Pearl Grips as Pictured in "Savage Pistols" by Bailey Brower Jr.

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $6,000 - $9,000
Price Realized:

Highly Attractive Factory Engraved Savage Model 1907 Semi-Automatic Pistol with Desirable Pearl Grips as Pictured in "Savage Pistols" by Bailey Brower Jr.

Manufacturer: Savage Arms Corporation
Model: 1907
Type: Pistol
Gauge: 32 ACP
Barrel: 3 3/4 inch round
Finish: blue
Grip: pearl
Stock:
Item Views: 425
Item Interest: Active
Serial Number:
Catalog Page: 264
Class: Curio & Relic Handgun
Description:

Manufactured in 1911, this is an excellent example of an early production, Enoch Tue factory engraved, Savage Model 1907 pistol. This pistol is consecutively serialized to the following lot. On p. 161 in "Savage Pistols" by Bailey Brower Jr. these pistols are noted as being listed in the factory ledgers along with an order of special guns for William "Buffalo Bill" Cody. One of the previously mentioned pistols is presentation inscribed to brigadier general Marion P. Maus, who was famous for his role in the pursuit of the Apache chief, Geronimo. This specific pistol is pictured and described on p. 212 of the previously mentioned book, where it is noted as featuring C Grade or "Special Grade" engraving, which the author believes was executed by Savage factory engraver, Enoch Tue. The engraving features about 50% coverage light and elegant English style floral scroll with a stippled background. It is fitted with standard blade and notch sights as well as an early "Type A" smooth pearl grips with "SA" monogrammed medallions. Provenance: The Bailey Brower, Jr. Collection, author of “Savage Pistols”

Rating Definition:

Excellent, retains 90% plus of the original blue finish and 70% of the original case colors on the trigger with the balance having thinned to mostly a smooth grey patina and a few very small patches of light pitting on the slide serrations. The grips are extremely fine with a few scattered light handling marks and a barely noticeable sliver-like chip in the front edge of the right panel. Mechanically excellent.



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