Ok...Here is the function of the levers like I mentioned. There is no slide stop persay on the left side. There is one on the right side, but no way to release it easily. There is a safety on the left side, that sort of acts like a slide stop as well. Really weird... There is also a palm safety too. It is actually the whole back strap of the pistol.
Weird slide stop on right...
Locked and cocked.. Safety slides up. No trigger, and no slide action.
With the mag out, this is hwo you'd lock the slide open. With the safety lever. Its not ALL the way back...you'll see the next pic showing the right side. This is also the postion you put the pistol in when starting the field strip.
With an empty mag in...the pistol will lock back. At this point, the lever on the right is holding it. And its back past the safety. Now...I couldnt see an easy way to release the slide. Obviously the easiest way is with a full mag, rack the slide. And since this was a service pistol, it was probably condition 1 most of its life. But, you can release it if you pull back and move that lever. Just awkward.
The field strip procedure is weird. Clear the pistol, lock slide back with safety, rotate the BARREL 90*. Not the bushing, the barrel itself turns. Realease the slide ant the slide comes off the frame. Then the guide rod and spring comes out. Its a curious arrangement too. Once that happens, the bushing comes out, and the barrel will slide out. The pics are pretty self explanitory.
You can see the locking lugs on the barrel. When you rotate the barrel, you dis-engage those from the frame.
You can see the palm safety here.
The mag release. Which is a pain. Its stiff, and makes constant contact with the mag will dropping/inserting. Sometimes making it hard to get a mag in, even after I scrubbed it and oiled things.
Even has the original holster...which matches the pistol markings. Thought that was neat.
Cleaned it up as good as I could. There is quite a bit of metal damage in the pistol. Lots of gouges and markes, probably from being operated while not clean/lubed. Regardless, it shot pretty nice. Takes alittle to get used to it. It shoots to the left a bit. But I ran a mag (7 shots) through it rapid fire, and it didnt hiccup. I had two stove pipes. But the ammo might have been the cause. The 380 seemed to make weird holes. Almost like they were cartwheeling. So there might be an issue with the barrel... If I get the gun someday, Ide like a pro to go over it.
Well..hopefully some of you found that interesting! Or atleast liked the pics. The thing has some 1911 cues. Trigger seems like a smaller version of a 1911. And the general shape/function of the pistol. Just a cool piece.