I picked up a nice little Firearms International Model D (Star Model D/Colt Pony/Iver Johnson Pony, etc...) .380 with an early serial number. Its a clean little gun, but in the 120 rounds I've put through it I literally had probably 20 failure to ejects (guessing the dinged up extractor needs to be replaced.
Also has an issue particularly with Federal Hydra-shok ammo with the factory mag., where if the mag. is full (6 rounds) and you release the slide stop that first round won't chamber & the slide hangs up on the round.
With the full mag in & the slide/barrel off, its near impossible to even push though the first 3 rounds with your thumb, until there are only 3 rounds left in the magazine, then the mag spring seems to have enough play to allow the round to push down, climb the ramp & chamber. The feed ramp is clean & shiny, looks like it had some work done on it.
I didn't really have the failure to feed with Remington jhp's or with ball ammo(Speer Lawman), although there were a few times on the first round that I had to push the slide to completely chamber the round- Do have a new recoil spring & extractor on the way, along with some Colt .380 government mags that may ease the situation. Any suggestions? James in Wisconsin