early 17th century
"the lock-plate free from decoration, octagonal smooth bore barrel, the entire surface of stock elaborately inlaid with stag-horn decoration, depicting figures and grotesque animals. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from Sotheby & Co., London, England, June 20, 1929 for $82.73; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., September 30, 1942 for $167."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 149, Article 24, Album 1a, p. 26