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Savage Model 1907 in .380

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by EagleEyeEOD, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. EagleEyeEOD

    EagleEyeEOD Pacific NW Member

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    So I just received a family heirloom. My great uncle purchased it in 1916 for $19.76 + a credit he was owed. Serial 8XXX My father used to shoot it when he was younger and remembers a time it went full auto. It was placed in a trunk and recently found and handed down.

    You can imagine as I had never seen the pistol my amazement and confusion on how the weapon was field stripped for cleaning. (NO screws or obvious takedown pins) After some research, even more amazement in how it comes apart.

    After pulling the firing pin/hammer assembly out of the slide, the hammer fell and would not reset. That is when I noticed there are two parts missing based on the line drawings.

    Help needed. Can someone point me in the direction of a sear and sear spring? They were missing upon field stripping.

    I am happy to post photos if there are any questions about the parts needed.

    I have tried the easy to search sites with no luck.

    I can't find many specific .380 parts in several different publications, any body happen to know which parts are in fact different in the .32 and the .380 models?

    If anyone has taken apart the firing pin/hammer group and is willing to help, I would be interested in a total inspection of the parts.
  2. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Numrich has the sear spring available, but not the sear. But, they do show a sear for sale that's listed for the 1917 model.
    If you look at the schematics for both models they do look similar, but not quite exact.
    Free shipping if you use the code of the day after calling the 1-800 order line to find out.

    There's a You Tube video by Jim Green that explains a few tricks on re-assembly.
    Gunsmithing Disassembly: Savage Model 1907 .32 ACP (Gunworks)
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2014
  3. EagleEyeEOD

    EagleEyeEOD Pacific NW Member

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    So I dig through the notes I have on this pistol and find "holster hammer" in reference this pistol. Then I start comparing parts and now I am really confused. See photos.

    It is definitely a model 1907 lower as it has no screw in the grips.

    It does not have a removable rear sight and has only 10 slide serrations.

    It has a spur hammer and the breach block pictured appears to be out of a 1917.

    I know the gun was purchased new in 1916 and I have no reason to believe it has ever had parts swapped out. It has been in the family since new.

    Anybody shed a light of sense on me? Remember it is a .380.:confused: