Re: 32 Savage... Had it, sold it, bought it back
Donald Simmons wrote an excellent article about the Savage 1907 for Gun Digest back in the 1970s or 80s. I'll try to find out which year exactly. And there is an excellent book by a guy named Bailey Brower called "Savage Pistols" - any big internet book dealer should have it for about $25. It's a bargain.
Savage used to do factory letters for these pistols, with date of manufacture and who it was invoiced to, but I don't know if they still do.
One piece of advice: Never take the grips off. As Jim K explained to me, John Browning got a patent that included the idea of an automatic pistol with grips attached with screws. (I am still flabbergasted by that.) As a result, for 17 years, American pistol designers had to come up with wacky work-arounds for attaching grips. Your Savage relies on the modest natural flexibility that hard rubber has when it is new. At 100 years old, I wouldn't count on that any more. Just my $.02.
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