IMPO: Mechanical condition and bore condition are more important on these Savage 1907 or 1917's than cosmetics,given that at least the gun doesn't have pitting or extreme physical damage.
The main reason that you find so many with heavy wear to the finish is that they were not sock drawer guns.
They were small or fairly compact,reliable,natural ergonomics and reasonably safe to carry cocked and locked.
Although they are not as well known as say the 1903/1908 Colts,1900/1910 FN's or perhaps the mid frame Rubies,the people that owned and carried them loved them and most described them as straight shooters.I think what they meant was that they point more naturally than almost any other semi-auto of that era.When you shoot the gun you'll want to shoot it some more,it just feels that natural.
Even with my medium small hands I have to force the position of my trigger finger for accuracy on the small Colts,FN's,REM/UMC51,Rubies and a few others,but not the Savages.
Ten or fifteen years ago you could have purchased some of these guns in pawn shops and gun stores in 90% or better condition all day for around 100-125 apiece,now you bump into internet fever and suddenly they are valued in Gold weight exchange values.I just paired up my heirloom safe queen with a 1907(32) in about 80% finish with a tight action and pristine bore for $160+tax and I almost danced out of the store.
One last warning: These Savage's have the original grips from hell.If you have to remove them I can virtually guarantee that you'll have to replace them.(old hard rubber that blind lugs into a cut recess in the frame.)
However Vintage grip replacements are a perfect fit reproduction and so far all the Ammo-Clip magazines I have tried are nearly perfect with minor fitting on some guns.(flawless on both savages)
Good Luck with your choice (As an after thought,I just finished using Shooters Solutions concentrated bluing with a mild pre-heat and a heat gun to dry it,on a Remington 34 restore and this stuff ROCKS!!!)(Their video claims are 100% TRUE;If you try it,buy the basic starter kit,it's a good deal)