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Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« on: April 20, 2020, 01:52:32 AM »
I had to feed the need, so played in a local auction and won these.. a Savage 1907 and a Remington Model 51. Both have good bores, and matching. The finish is untouched, and both have the original grip panels, not terrible for both being a century old. And, they both functioned flawless, I had too.

The Savage 1907, made from 1907 until 1920, it's a smaller version of the .45 acp handgun Savage submitted to compete and was also the finalist against the 1911. Available in .32acp and .380. This is yet another .32acp in my pile. Two innovations....it's the first US handgun that had a double stack, detachable 10 round mag, and there isn't a single screw in it. And one thing I love is the blueing, in the sun, it's a deep blue finish.





The Remington UMC Model 51.. designed by John Pedersen, the same guy who designed the Pedersen device that converted the M1903 to the autoloading handgun-caliber longarm platform, and worked with John Browning. They can be found in .32acp and .380, this example is the .380 version, there is a Model 53 in 45acp as well, that was built later. Around 65,000 were made between 1918 and 1927. This is where Remington recycled the name for their current redesigned 9mm, the R51.







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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 04:13:12 AM »
Damn GM, that Savage looks like it's in really nice shape. You'll have to tell me how that shoots. I've eye'd those for a few months now but haven't jumped on anything just yet. Although I'm not sure I saw any as nice as yours. Congrats on both pistols.

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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 09:09:23 AM »
looking good, especially for their age.  thumb1
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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 11:03:08 AM »
A very nice pair of early American semiautomatic pistols  thumb1

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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2020, 11:18:01 AM »
A very nice pair of early American semiautomatic pistols  thumb1

“They are savage beauties!”, said Remington Steele.  ::)

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Nice pistols, GM.  I've heard good about the Savage thumb1.

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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 12:13:02 PM »
Damn GM, that Savage looks like it's in really nice shape. You'll have to tell me how that shoots. I've eye'd those for a few months now but haven't jumped on anything just yet. Although I'm not sure I saw any as nice as yours. Congrats on both pistols.

They both shot well..  thumb1


A very nice pair of early American semiautomatic pistols  thumb1

“They are savage beauties!”, said Remington Steele.  ::)

Thats a blast from the past, like these two pistols..  chuckles1
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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 12:23:20 PM »
That's a fairly early Savage with the rear sight still dovetail fitted into the slide.  After 1912, they incorporated the rear sight right into the top of the slide.  Looks like it has the rubber grips instead of steel (after 1910).  So, I'm guessing the serial number is between 30,500 and 50,500.

Am I close?   :)

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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 02:30:47 PM »
I had a 1907 with the later style rear sight in 32.
My buddy Dave has it for now. We keep selling it to each other.

It would have been near mint if someone hadn't left it in a holster and let it get a bad case of freckles.

They're a lot of fun and pretty accurate. It's a bit harder to rack the slide with the hammer down than I expected.

Now, that sexy little Remmy certainly catches my eye....
 
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Re: Savage 1907/Remington Model 51
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2020, 04:44:18 PM »
That's a fairly early Savage with the rear sight still dovetail fitted into the slide.  After 1912, they incorporated the rear sight right into the top of the slide.  Looks like it has the rubber grips instead of steel (after 1910).  So, I'm guessing the serial number is between 30,500 and 50,500.

Am I close?   :)

think1 Close... serial number is 24898
Picture from auction showing serial

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