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Savage Pistols

Well-organized charts and tables with specific information on each model, make, issue, and modification. Detailed information for collectors on:FinishesGripsSerial numbersInspector marksBarrel specifications Savage automatic pistols are the hidden treasures of gun collecting. Informed collectors agree that these well-designed, superbly crafted, high-quality American firearms have been ignored, with little new information available for the last 40 years.In Savage Pistols, author Bailey Brower Jr. tells the remarkable story of Savage Arms, from its humble beginnings with Arthur Savage in the late 1880s to the creation of the last pistol in the late 1920s. Bailey explains the evolution of the Savage pistol, the role of Savage pistols in World War I, and the pistol's connection to such historical figures as Buffalo Bill Cody, Bat Masterson, and William Pinkerton.This information-packed book includes hundreds of photographs of Savage pistols and rifles, cartridges, holsters, and other Savage products, as well as fascinating advertisements and illustrations touting the wonders of "the pistol that almost was." Savage Pistols is an indispensable resource for any collector, and an intriguing look into the history of American firearms.

Hardcover: 256 pages

Publisher: Stackpole Books (September 18, 2008)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 081170422X

ISBN-13: 978-0811704229

Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 8.9 x 1 inches

Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Well, I'm an old timer (70) and was prepared to dish this book, what with being a number one fan of the the original Savage Pistol by Carr.(No relation.) I must say I was most impressed by Brower's work. While Carr's work (My Bible) was highly technical and a collector's dream, the other book, 10 Shots Quick by Stern was mostly color and background. Brower's book has combined the two and added a few new facts and areas of particular interest to collectors, like the boxes and many other things. While some of the production figures are at odds with Carr's, which is normal for later authors, one can only hope he has done his homework and they are more accurate. Always open to debate. Nevertheless, the newest book is a MUST HAVE for Savage collectors and I would recommend it highly to everyone with a interest in the wonderful little guns. And the price, I don't see how it can be selling that cheap? It is worth many times the selling price.

This is a new book on Savage Automatic Pistols which includes Models 1907,1915 and 1917. It is an excellent source for infomation on each of the three models of the pistol. The book is illustrated with excellentphotographs of the pistols, with many additional photographs of rareSavage prototypes. It is a "must" for the collector of Savage AutomaticPistols, and for the general enthusiast of American made pistols.

I have long been a fan of the Savage 1899 rifles and have a modest collection of them. I decided to add a Savage pistol to the mix and found an early model on-line. After owning it a short time, I decided as I always do that I needed to know more of the history of the gun. Searching available sources, I found that only two quality reference books were available, one being out of print and quite expensive. I bought Bailey Brower's book and was extremely impressed. The quality of the book is exceptional in both the paper and the binding. The photography is top-notch. The data itself seems to be complete and well organized. A great amount of early history of Savage Arms and the development of the pistols is included, and I learned a great deal of new information on the 1899 series of rifles as well. Overall, I can give this book a 5 Star rating and recommend it as a reference in any gun afficianado's gun reference library and, with it's relatively modest pricing, I'm buying a second copy for a friend. You won't go wrong here.

I simply can't find anything wrong with this book. That's not something I say very often, but this one of the best 'collector' books I've come across. The information is laid out clearly, the classification is sensible, and did I mention the photos are lovely? They are. This book is amazingly well researched, I'd gladly pay twice the cover price. If you have an interest in Savage collecting or any interest in American pocket pistols, buy this book, you will not be disappointed.

I give this book my highest praise. It should serve as an example for other firearm collector books to follow. Its focus on as many variations of Savage pistols as possible, presented in full color, as well as its coverage of related accessories and paper items make it a reference that every firearm collector should add to their bookshelf, even if they do not own a Savage pistol. This is a truly wonderful firearm book that I was very happy to purchase, and I am recommending it to as many people as will listen. Outstanding photography and publishing. Great job on this book!

If you like the Savage line of handguns, and especially the 1907, 1915, etc, you will love reading and re-reading this book! The information explains all the details of the handgun. This is a MUST HAVE book if you have any interest in Savage Handguns!

For anyone with even a passing interest in these unique and little appreciated pistols this book is a "must-have"! It's beautifully and extensively illustrated with excellent photos and very comprehensive in it's coverage of the design, production and matketing of the Savage branded automatics. Every conceiveable variation and model is described and usually illustrated. Well done!

This review is in two parts:-Firstly, I must congratulate USA for a superb service as my original book was lost crossing the atlantic and USA sorted me out with a replacement instantly: a superb service from the USA to Northern Ireland.Secondly, and most importantly, I would give this book ten starts if I could as it is simply wonderful. I have had it a week now and still cannot get over the excellent photos ( museum quality), superb text, beautiful print paper and general layout. I reckon this publishing house and author could do a book on rusty nails and if it was done like this one, it'd sell.The book has achieved it's aim in educating me on Savage Pistols in a most enjoyable fashion and lighting a fire within me as I know have to get one of these beauties for my collection; not easy here in Northern Ireland as I am not too sure how many will have crossed the pond.Buy this book, I gurantee you will not be disappointed.

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