By "new" I mean new to him. He thinks it dates from the 1930's due to a possible date stamp. He said there was an Anschutz stamp under the grip. Normally I try to avoid "gunblogging" but this is a neat little pistol! I wasn't able to find any information about this pistol or any other pictures that exactly match anywhere on the internet...but it is probably a "parlor pistol" from the era when gentlemen would retire to the parlor after dinner for a quick pistol match.
Your middle finger rests on the trigger guard spur.
The side lever breaks the action open.
The sight is not original (George fitted that one)
You can see the lever enters underneath.
Broken, showing the action of the extractor. It seems to be chambered for .22 rimfire.