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Savage Model 1907/1915/1917
Country of origin

United States


Savage Arms


Elbert Searle

Year(s) designed


Production began


Production ended


Weapon type



.32 ACP
.380 ACP


Hesitation-locked delayed blowback

Overall length

16.5 centimetres (6.5 inches)

Barrel length

9.5 centimetres (3.7 inches)


0.6 kilograms (1.3 pounds; 21 ounces)

Magazine/Cylinder capacity

10-round detachable box magazine (.32 ACP)
9-round detachable box magazine (.380 ACP)

Muzzle velocity

244 metres per second (800 feet per second) (.32 ACP)

Used by

France, Portugal

The Savage Model 1907 and the similar Model 1915 and Model 1917, often erroneously called the Model 1905 due to a stamp on the slide, are American pistols.


The Savage Model 1907 was heavily advertised, with the slogan "Ten shots quick!". It had a decent number of celebrity endorsers, including Buffalo Bill, Bat Masterson and even the Pinkerton Agency. A common theme with the Savage's advertisements was to have a defenseless woman use a Savage to subdue burglars and "tramps". Unlike the similar looking Trials pistol it was based on, the Model 1907 was hugely successful, having over 100,000 produced from 1907 to 1920, and was even adopted by the French and Portuguese Armies, even though the Savage was not meant to be used by any armies.

Design DetailsEdit

The Savage Model 1907 is based on the Savage automatic pistol, a pistol sent for the 1907 US Pistol & Revolver Trials. The safety is located at the upper rear of the grip. The weapon has a fake hammer that acts as a cocking lever; the Model 1907 is striker-fired in actuality. Loaded chamber indicators and collared barrels were added to pistols produced from 1913 to 1917. Unlike some other pistols, the Model 1907 does not use any screws, and is fairly easy to disassemble and perform maintenance on.


Model 1907

The original pistol.

Model 1915

A "hammerless" version of the Model 1915 that was produced from 1915 to 1916, even though the Model 1907 was technically already hammerless.

Model 1917

Final variant of the Model 1907 that is practically identical to final-build Model 1907s, with loaded chamber indicators and collared barrels, except that the Model 1917 has a larger grip; because it has a larger grip, it requires one screw to hold it in place.