Late 16th century
"The barrel bearing the maker's mark S.S. within a shield. The lock with sliding pan cover, the entire stock decorated in a magnificent manner showing congested groups of figures and animals of a sporting nature, depicted in the Breugel style; steel fingered trigger-guard. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Sotheby & Co., London, June 20, 1929 for $102.19; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., March 31 1941 for $49."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 149, Article 27, Album 1a, p. 6