By David Tong
A look at the history and details of the Savage Arms Model 1915 .380 Auto Pistol.
The subject of this article is the Savage Model 1915 .380 Auto Pistol. Designed by Elbert Searle, the earliest version of the handgun, the Model 1907, was chambered in both .32ACP & .380ACP. The company revised the 1907 by eliminating the hammer-like cocking indicator and made it even more snag-free on the draw. However, the follow-up M1917 reverted to the cocking indicator’s installation.
Savage Arms Model 1915 .380 Auto Pistol Specifications
- Type: Single-action, semi-automatic medium automatic pistol
- Construction: Carbon steel, machined from forgings, blue finish. Gutta-percha stocks
- Method of operation: Mechanically-delayed recoil-operated.
- Magazine capacity: 9 rounds .380
- Length: 7.0”
- Width: 0.825” across grips
- Height: 4.1”
- Weight: 21oz.
- Barrel length: 4.25”
The Savage Arms Model 1915 .380 Auto Pistol retained the general outline and control layout of the Model 1907. The slide’s flat hold-open lever (“slide stop”) is located on the right side of the frame where the tip of your straight index finger can reach it. This is elegant engineering – no protruding “slide stop” …Read the Rest