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Small Arms of WWI Primer 016: French Savage 1907 Pistol

Othais and Mae delve into the story of this WWI classic. Complete with history, function, and live fire demonstration.

C&Rsenal presents its WWI Primer series; covering the firearms of this historic conflict one at a time in honor of the centennial anniversary. Join us every other Tuesday!

Savage Model 1907 Pistol
Cartridge: .32 ACP
Capacity: 10 rnds
Length: 6.5″
weight: 1.2 lbs

One of the stranger .32 pocket pistols, the

Savage 1907 was a false-hammer design with a

bullet-powered delayed blowback action. It was

also pretty revolutionary for its double stack


We’re covering it today thanks to its service in

the French Army during WWI.

Additional reading:

Savage Pistols
by Bailey Bower Jr.

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Music provided by Melissa Hyman of The Moon and


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Ammunition data thanks to DrakeGmbH

Archival work by Georgy

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