Garage Sale treasures...

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    Garage Sale treasures...



    My father spent a lot of time going to yard/garage sales looking for antiques and other collectibles...he would always ask if "there were any old guns or knives for sale". The two examples here are a Winchester "Waterfall handle" knife and a Savage Mod. 1907 in .32 cal. The pistol is in great shape with just a little holster wear on the bluing, but all edges are crisp and sharp.

    Dad has slowed down a bit on the yard sales, but still has a good eye for treasures...
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    neat i never see anything like that here

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    I like the indian on the grips.... who is the pistol made by?
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    BL, the pistol was made by the Savage Arms company...same outfit that makes rifles today. They actually entered a .45 caliber version of this pistol in the 1905 service pistol tryouts that gave us the 1911 Colt as the standard sidearm for military use.
    I looked up the serial number of this particular arm at one time, and I think it was made in the 1930's...can't remember exactly
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    Great finds. Well worth hanging on to.

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    Great find indeed!

    Bat Masterson like 'em too...



    In 1909 he wrote "The Tenderfoot's Turn", an advertising booklet Savage gave out with their weapons which spoke of the strengths and weaknesses of gunfighters of Bat's time. The title was taken from Bat's statement ...

    "A tenderfoot with a Savage Automatic and the nerve to stand his ground, could have run the worst six-shooter man the West ever knew right off the range."
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    10 shots, isnt it?
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    Wow Rick - that pistola was a real good find.

    Guess there are treasures to find if you go look.
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    good find. most guns that i have got at yard sales where single barrel shotguns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OD
    Great find indeed!

    Bat Masterson like 'em too...
    "A tenderfoot with a Savage Automatic and the nerve to stand his ground, could have run the worst six-shooter man the West ever knew right off the range."
    Thanks for posting this ad, OD
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    More I look at that Savage - the more I am reminded of the essential silhouette of a P38!
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    Some folks have all the luck. The only thing I ever found at a garage sale that was worth buying was an original 4 disc set of White Christmas by Bing Crosby. The 78s put out in 1949. Everything else I have ever seen was junk. Maybe I just don't shop the right garage sales.
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    You're welcome Team.

    Here's the booklet and the link to an interesting page on Savage Autos.



    http://members.aol.com/Savage1907/
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    Thumbs up Hey Team

    How did I miss commenting on this thread of yours?

    Thanx for posting.

    Strange looking pistol. Nice....but, odd looking.

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    I've seen those around here off and on.

    Would love to fins a .380 version decentl priced.

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