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"Barrel, octagonal, blued, with slight flare at muzzle. Rear sight with fixed leaf for point-blank shooting, and additional folding leaf for elevation. Barrel decorated with engraved floral design along top and side, near breech; with transverse chain pattern at breech, and with concentric circles at muzzle. On top strap an armorer's mark, a hooked arrow (possibly a later addition), and on top surface, between breech and rear sight, the inscription ""Herman Wetteman 1665."" Buttplate engraved with meander border, within it in wreath, the date 1665 and a ""Husmark,"" composed of a cross and the initials BHL. Scenes include: judgment of Paris; the siege of a town; Hercules slaying Cerberus; Fortuna standing on a ball where we find the initials G. R. On lockplate, between cock pivot and wheel-cover, inscription ""Zelner in Salzburt."" From the Escosura and Clements Collections. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from the H. G. Keasby Sale through the American Art Association, Nov. 28, 1925 for $300; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., Sept. 30, 1943 for $199."


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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 464, Article 8, Album 1b, p. 67


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