"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr

Exceptionally RARE like-new privately published illustrated military gun history and reference book - Savage Automatic Pistols" by James E. Carr - This 131-page volume on the fine automatic pistols by the Savage Arms Company of Utica, New York, is a complete historical resource on all Savage automatic models, interspersed with over 50 full page photos and schematics. Included at the end is a chapter on parts and accessories, with a complete parts list for the Savage gun.

The Model 1907 - patented November 21, 1905 by Elbert Searle, was the design basis for all the Savage semi-automatic pistols. A 10-round semi-automatic pistol, it was produced from 1907 until 1920 in 32 ACP, and from 1913 until 1920 in .380 ACP, caliber. Although smaller in size, it is derived from the .45 semi-automatic pistol Savage submitted to the 1906-1911 US Army trials to choose a new semi-automatic sidearm. After several years of testing the Savage pistol was one of two finalists but ultimately lost to the famous Colt Model 1911.

Advertised with the slogan "Ten shots quick!", the model 1907 was very popular because of its small size and 10 round magazine. Although the model 1907 was designed for civilian use, the French government purchased the model 1907s for the French military in World War I. Savage made two other very similar semi-automatic pistols. The first was the "hammerless" (shrouded hammer) model 1915, made only in 1915 and 1916, and the .380 model made from 1915 until 1917. The model 1917, made from 1920 until 1926 in .32 and from 1920 until 1928 in .380, was mechanically the same as the final version of the model 1907, but with a significantly larger handle.

Privately published circa 1967 by the author. Volume is 8-1/2" x 5-3/4" x 1/2" and printed on quality glossy paper with orange fabric-textured cover boards.

PHOTO NOTE: The washed-out texture to some of the images is a photo distortion, altering the sharper textures of the images in the actual book. Photos also tend to exaggerate the prominence of lightly soiled spots and sun faded areas, as well as the size and texture of small creases and flaws, all of which are much less noticeable in person.

CONDITION NOTE: The book is in like-new condition. The binding is tight, and the spine is supple and un-creased. The cover-boards, spine and inside pages are all undamaged. Virtually no shelf wear to the covers. No dust cover. Owner's name "Major Frank R. Irving, USA Retired" and address stamped stamped on the front end-paper and inside back-cover.

Item ID: 05-0364C

"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr

"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr
"Savage Automatic Pistols" - EXTREMELY RARE Privately Published 1967 Savage Arms Company Gun History Book - Authored by James R. Carr

Exceptionally RARE like-new privately published illustrated military gun history and reference book - Savage Automatic Pistols" by James E. Carr - This 131-page volume on the fine automatic pistols by the Savage Arms Company of Utica, New York, is a complete historical resource on all Savage automatic models, interspersed with over 50 full page photos and schematics. Included at the end is a chapter on parts and accessories, with a complete parts list for the Savage gun.

The Model 1907 - patented November 21, 1905 by Elbert Searle, was the design basis for all the Savage semi-automatic pistols. A 10-round semi-automatic pistol, it was produced from 1907 until 1920 in 32 ACP, and from 1913 until 1920 in .380 ACP, caliber. Although smaller in size, it is derived from the .45 semi-automatic pistol Savage submitted to the 1906-1911 US Army trials to choose a new semi-automatic sidearm. After several years of testing the Savage pistol was one of two finalists but ultimately lost to the famous Colt Model 1911.

Advertised with the slogan "Ten shots quick!", the model 1907 was very popular because of its small size and 10 round magazine. Although the model 1907 was designed for civilian use, the French government purchased the model 1907s for the French military in World War I. Savage made two other very similar semi-automatic pistols. The first was the "hammerless" (shrouded hammer) model 1915, made only in 1915 and 1916, and the .380 model made from 1915 until 1917. The model 1917, made from 1920 until 1926 in .32 and from 1920 until 1928 in .380, was mechanically the same as the final version of the model 1907, but with a significantly larger handle.

Privately published circa 1967 by the author. Volume is 8-1/2" x 5-3/4" x 1/2" and printed on quality glossy paper with orange fabric-textured cover boards.

PHOTO NOTE: The washed-out texture to some of the images is a photo distortion, altering the sharper textures of the images in the actual book. Photos also tend to exaggerate the prominence of lightly soiled spots and sun faded areas, as well as the size and texture of small creases and flaws, all of which are much less noticeable in person.

CONDITION NOTE: The book is in like-new condition. The binding is tight, and the spine is supple and un-creased. The cover-boards, spine and inside pages are all undamaged. Virtually no shelf wear to the covers. No dust cover. Owner's name "Major Frank R. Irving, USA Retired" and address stamped stamped on the front end-paper and inside back-cover.

Item ID: 05-0364C

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