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I personally don't think that gun is worth that kind of money but that is my opinion and what I feel about it. For someone who collects that type of gun or needs a great specimen for their collection, the gun is mint and in the original box. I would think its very hard to find. It may be a score to the collector. I never seen one with pearl grips.
 
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I personally don't think that gun is worth that kind of money but that is my opinion and what I feel about it. For someone who collects that type of gun or needs a great specimen for their collection, the gun is mint and in the original box. I would think its very hard to find. It may be a score to the collector. I never seen one with pearl grips.
I've only seen them in the books specifically "Savage Pistols" by Bailey Brower.

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Well...not only it is minty and has it's ( albeit, less than perfect ) Box...and has the very seldom seen MOP 'Factory' Stocks with Medallions, but...it is the Model of 1915, which are fairly scarce and command a premium just as themselves, so...it is a pretty amazing package.
 

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I don't know much about them since I am not a collector of this type pistol but as stated it is in great shape and the grips are great as well. I know they had issues with them from what I have read but this would most likely be a safe stash so it wouldn't make a difference. If I was a collector of Savage it most definitely be a consideration and would look to make a deal with the seller but I don't know if I would pay high as that for such a pistol. It sure is pretty to look at.
 
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I did also notice that it is a 380acp which I have never seen one before in this caliber. All I have seen have been in 32acp. So it must be rare in this caliber.
 
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I don't know much about them since I am not a collector of this type pistol but as stated it is in great shape and the grips are great as well. I know they had issues with them from what I have read but this would most likely be a safe stash so it wouldn't make a difference...
Do you mean "they had issues with..." the pearl grips? The guns themselves are considered very reliable and well engineered.
 

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I did also notice that it is a 380acp which I have never seen one before in this caliber. All I have seen have been in 32acp. So it must be rare in this caliber.
Specifically in the model 1915 Savage 6200 were made in 32 caliber, 3900 in 380 caliber.


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The 'issues' they had involved the brittleness of the pearls.

Yes, .380 is the rarer caliber - note how much longer the barrel is when compared to the .32.

For 'me', that threw off the aesthetics, so the ones I owned, I sold or traded away.

The other rarity is the box - still happily deteriorating as they do - but still largely intact, and you just don't run across them.
 

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That is a rare and desirable package. But I think the sellers opening bid is about $750 too high. No bids so far. I would have started bids at about $2500 and see where it went, it very well may sell for $3500 or more.
 

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The issue I was referring to was not in the grips of pearl. Pearl grips you have to be gentile with we all are aware of. I was referring to the firing pin on these guns. I read some where that the firing mechanism is not reliable and is known to break. How true that is I'm not sure of since I never owned one. Isn't the pin attached to the hammer?
 
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It was something I read along the years. Never owned one nor shot one to have any experience in them. They are pretty cool looking and looks like they would fit the hand well. I wonder why they stopped production of them.
 
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