That model 1934 just isn't my cup of tea.
Looks like a toy, for crying out loud.
In the early 1930s the Italian army was impressed by the compact Walther PP, and since Beretta didn't want to lose a big military contract to their German competitor, they designed the M1934.It was then issued as a standard service firearm to the Italian armed forces.
Caliber : 9mm Corto / 9×17mm Browning Short (.380 ACP)
Action : SA - Single action
Length : 150 mm
Height : 123 mm
Barrel length : 88 mm
Weight unloaded : 625 gramms
Capacity : 7 rounds
Fitted with the characteristic Beretta open slide, the M1934 has a very reliable feeding and extraction cycle; the elongated slot in the top of the slide acts as the ejection port. It is made with relatively few parts and very simple to maintain. The M1934 is very robust in construction with a service life believed to be over 100 years if properly maintained.
Beretta Model 1934 pistol is a simple blowback operated weapon. It uses typical 'Beretta-style' open top slide design, with return spring located below the barrel. The barrel is stationary during firing, but can be easily removed for inspection or maintenance. Trigger is of single action type, with exposed hammer. Manual safety lever is located at the left side of the frame, above the trigger, and requires full 180o rotation to engage (lever pointing rearward, letter 'S' exposed) or disengage (lever pointing forward, letter 'F' or red dot exposed). The same safety lever is used as a slide lock during disassembly, to hold slide to the rear. There is no dedicated slide stop mechanism, but the slide remains open after the last shot, being captured in the open position by the magazine follower. The slide automatically closes itself on the empty chamber as soon as empty magazine is withdrawn. The single stack box magazine holds 7 rounds. Magazine release is located at the base of the grip.
Moving back into more Indiana Jones territory, a Sam Browne holster made by Pearson and Sons, dated 1916:
And an explanation courtesy of karkeeweb.com:
The reverse of the Holster has the design features that make an old form of Holster very specifically “Sam Browne”. It was designed specifically for wear on the right side only, with a fairlead for the Belt, stitched tightly to allow no rotational movement. A piece of leather, of inverted trapezoidal shape, was stitched on with an alignment that canted the butt forward and the barrel backwards. Sam’s intention was to avoid hitting your horse, should the pistol discharge accidentally! The rear vertical edge of the fairlead was extended to carry a Billet hook, which then fitted into a punched hole in the belt, to prevent lateral movement. Unlike Sam’s original, the flap was secured by a billet and stud.