October 17, 2008, 10:42 PM
I am trying to find out more about this Savage I bought today.Model of 1917 Serial #245xxx . Pearl grips, silver colored slide and Mag. release, trigger, hammer. I have looked in all my books and none of them mentions stainless or alloy. I found one that mentions the pearl grips allthough. I don't think it has not been sanded or buffed to "in the white". I took it apart and looked very carefully in the ridges and slots underneath the slide. The entire slide has the same sheen and color, also a magnet does not stick as well to the silver parts as it does to the frame. The frame had some(light) rust, but not even a pinpoint mark on the slide. Any help you can give me as to origin (maybe prototype?) and value would be greatly appreciated.