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Savage pistol

chicoppeechicoppee Member Posts: 305 ✭✭
edited June 2015 in Ask the Experts
I have a savage pistol I've been trying to find out some info on.
It's a .380 cal. The only marking on the slide is:
Savage Arms Corp. Utica N.Y. U.S.A. cal. 380.
Patented November 21 1905.- 9 m. m.

Any info would be appreciated.
The website for savage says the serial no. is not a valid one.


  • chicoppeechicoppee Member Posts: 305 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Does anyone remember the article in National Rifleman mag the explained how to convert a 32 caliber to a 380. It was about 10 to 15 years ago. I would like to try the conversion .
    If you know the year and month it would be a great help.
  • yonsonyonson Member Posts: 772 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    If you meant American Rifleman, I checked back 20 years & did not find it.
  • rufe-snowrufe-snow Member Posts: 18,649 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Savage pistols haven't been manufactured since the 20's. Because of this, they have substantial collector value. Unless the .32 you want to rework, is in relic condition. Chances are that that you would negatively affect its value/demand, by reworking rebarreling it to .380.
  • chicoppeechicoppee Member Posts: 305 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    Stupid of me to mess up one of the most important publication names duh!

    Not bad advice on the collect ability issue but the 380's are very hard to find and the 32's are not difficult to find in reasonable price ranges.
    Thanks for looking yonson!
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    I think you may be confused and the artical you are thinking about was in Man at Arms the collector magazine from NRA not the rifleman
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