"Having a large fluted ball pommel, both this and the stock being elaborately and well inlaid with engraved buck-horn; the lock is of bright steel and fitted with a safety catch on the opposite side. This bears an armorer's mark (Nuremburg?); the barrel also bear's the armorer's mark and is dated 1594. In fine condition. From Collection of Cornelia, Countess of Craven, Coombe Abbey, Coventry. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge, London, March 1, 1923 for $184.92; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., May 26, 1941 for $142.50."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 150, Article 3, Album 1b, p. 40