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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...:yup:
 

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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 :redface:
 

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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. :smilez:

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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OD said:
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 :hand10:
 

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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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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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My best garage sale find was made about 15 years ago. I picked up a brand new Remington 870 Wingmaster in 3" magnum with case for $70. The guy had bought it for goose hunting, tried it once, didn't like it and decided to sell it. I've used it every year since with zero problems. That's a great shotgun.
 
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