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Savage Automatic Pistols: Overview

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Today I am taking a look at Savage automatic pistols as a general group. Savage produced about a quarter million pistols in both .32 and .380 caliber, divided between the models 1907, 1915, and 1917.

What are the differences, and what was the timeline of their development? I'll go through all of this, and also some of Savage's memorable advertising and the basic disassembly process. This should answer all your questions about why some have hammers and some don't (actually, none of them have hammers, technically...) and what's up with those two different frame shapes.