Extremely rare, as only 12 Savage pistols were gold plated.  It's even more unusual to find a gold plated Savage that is not engraved.  Another rare feature are the flared pearl grips on the distinctive trapezoidal grip of the Model 1917.  Roe Clark letter shows shipped 12/7/1920 to Hukill Hunter Co. with no mention of special features.  It's not unusual for Savage records to be incomplete on special decoration. Model variation 1917-20.  From the collection of Bailey Brower, Jr., who believes this to be factory special finish and grips, and included it in his award winning display "The Gold Standard."

CONDITION:  Excellent plus, retaining 99% gold finish.

ITEM#: BB227    S/N: 238519    CAL:  .32 ACP

B227 Gold Savage Model 1917 pistol with pearl grips