"Carved stocks, the barrels and locks, plates engraved. From the Russian Imperial Collection. Provenance: Purchased by William Randolph Hearst from H. Furmage, London, England, July 2, 1930 for $1,265.40; sold to Gimbel Bros., Inc., April 27, 1941 for $698."
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Long Island University, Brookville, NY, http://liu.edu Photograph, William Randolph Hearst Archive, S/B lot 550, Articles 39 & 40, Album 1b, p. 48