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#5959814 - 12/24/11 Savage .380 pistol on auction  
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http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=265181803

I realize we often frown on posting live auctions but I seriously doubt I am going to spoil anyone's plans here. I know this is a desirable model but the seller's pricing seems a bit optimistic?



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#5959837 - 12/24/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: boltman]  
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Steve, I'd say the owner thinks pretty highly about it !! crazy crazy Don

#5959859 - 12/24/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: Loggah]  
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I wouldn't pay a dollar more than $1275.

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#5960151 - 12/24/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: Phil99]  
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I've seen some sell for that.

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Similar condition?



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#5960190 - 12/24/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: Phil99]  
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Originally Posted by Phil99
I wouldn't pay a dollar more than $12.75.

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#5960222 - 12/24/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: boltman]  
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Originally Posted by boltman
Similar condition?


No, they were nicer. But every auction is different.

#5960687 - 12/24/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: boltman]  
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Originally Posted by boltman
Similar condition?


Saw one sell for $1100 not more than 2 months ago with almost 90% condition, alot of guys out there are looking for 1915's in 380 looking like that and will pay the price, can't see this one selling at that though.

Mines got er, lol.

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#5960902 - 12/24/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: mad_dog]  
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don't have the 1915, can't see paying that much for that condition, been thinking about calling the owner of the .45

#5961428 - 12/25/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: texken]  
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Bravo

#5961465 - 12/25/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: mad_dog]  
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I only have 1 of these, and i thought 500, was alot when I bought it a few years ago, I like it the best out of the 3 mds tho!


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#5962401 - 12/25/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: boltman]  
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It's an odd starting price.

It does appear a bit on the high side -- at best, it is at the top end for a .380 m1915 in this condition. I also always worry when I can't see that the mag is actually a m1915 mag; too often these come with m1907/1915 mags, and m1915 mags tend to sell for $100+, when you can find them.

On the other hand, Savage pistol prices have gone up significantly (but not consistently) the last few years, and the .380 m1915 is the rarest model. But I still wouldn't pay more than the starting price for this, and am not sure I'd even go there (but I already have two .380 m1915s, both in better condition, so don't feel the pressure of trying to fill a hole in a collection).

I think the starting price is optomistic, but not outrageous.

Bill

#5962412 - 12/25/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: Gun_Shy]  
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The pics of the cartridge indicator look strange to me, is there one there or not? Looks like it may be broken.

Wonder if you can dremel out the hole for the slide stop on a regular 1907 mag?


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#5976038 - 12/29/11 Re: Savage .380 pistol on auction [Re: mad_dog]  
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Originally Posted by mad_dog
The pics of the cartridge indicator look strange to me, is there one there or not? Looks like it may be broken.

Wonder if you can dremel out the hole for the slide stop on a regular 1907 mag?


There definately is a loaded chamber indicator, but the tip of the arm looks a little short, which could be normal variation (the tip just folds under) or broken off.

The 1915 mag is a modified 1907 mag, so it is possible to open up the side of the body for the tab on the 1915 follower, which is what trips the slide stop.

When I have the time, I want to try modding some aftermarket 1907/1917 mags to 1915 form. While 1907/1917 factory mags are much more common than 1915 mags, they are still hard enough to find (and expensive enough) that I hate to experiment on them.

Bill


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