How to remove an LSDA lockset?

I got a new client today -- my optometrist said he'll knock some off my new bifocals if I fix his front door. The leverset requires an excessive turn to open the door, and clients have trouble leaving.
I checked it out, and it's very loose. Now I just have to figure out how to get the inside lever off so I can remove the trim plate and access the mounting screws.
Does anyone know how to remove an LSDA leverset? I can't find any of the usual levers, hex screws, or tabs-in-a-slot. There seems to be no information on the Web because it's a locksmith-only brand. If y'all can't help, I'll be forced to talk to a locksmith.
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Some of them are puzzlers. Did you try to pry off the rosette rings against the door or unscrew them?
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alt.home.repair:

Yes I did. The ring (escutcheon?) comes loose easily. It snaps into some depressions on the mounting plate, but it only moves about 1/8" before it hits the handle/lever. The mounting plate moves a lot, so the screws are definitely loose. I need to get the inner lever off so the trim ring can come off, so I can tighten the mounting plate and see if the workings are so worn it needs replacement.
There's usually an obvious method to remove the lever, like a tab that's pressed back or a set screw. I couldn't see anything like that. Of course, I had just had my eyes dilated, so I couldn't see much of anything, especially up close.
I looked online, but I couldn't find anything about LSDA locksets except some for-sale ads on locksmith sites and a few Usenet discussions about how to pick the cylinder. I'd be happy with a contact for the manufacturer, but I couldn't find even that.
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I havn't serviced that brand in ages. But, it's likely a spring tab to depress, at 9 o'clock or 3 0'clock. Allows you to pull off the inside lever. The, the decortative ring comes off.
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Steve wrote:

Try LSDA, they may help you.
LSDA 1000 S. Main, Suite 280 Grapevine TX 76051 817 421 5470
US Lock makes a similar lockset too.
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alt.home.repair:

I went back today to pick up my new glasses and take another look at the lockset. With my eyes undilated I found that there was a pinhole giving access to a release clip, but it was hidden under the edge of the trim ring because the door is a little thicker than normal. I got the thing tightened up, but it didn't help any. It's just worn. The inside lever droops significantly. I'll replace it this week. Now I just have to establish a relationship with a locksmith.
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The best lever handles in the business are Falcon, most others develop a droop. LSDA is probably from IDN Acme. Lumber yard stuff is OK, but there is sure better stuff out there. If you have many commercial clients you will need to develop a source for panic hardware (I prefer VonDuprin and Monarch), LCN closers, etc.
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