early 17th century
"The rifled octagonal barrel bears the mark of the armourers' guild of Augsberg, the stock inlaid with designs in buck-horn. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Sotheby & Co., London, England, June 20, 1929. "
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 149, Article 26, Album 1a, p. 26