"The wheel cover of engraved brass; the barrel retains its original blued surface and is inscribed DEN 8 April 1598, the stock inlaid with designs of figures, hares, hounds, etc. (The sliding cover of the pyrites chamber does not belong to the piece). Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Sotheby & Co., London, June 20, 1929 for $97.33; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., July 30 1943 for $139."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 149, Article 28, Album 1a, p. 6