Inscription: Inscribed in gold on the barrel: ALGORA EN MADRID (Algora in Madrid);
On the lower edge of the lock: GABRIEL ALGORA EN MADRID 1744 (Gabriel Algora in Madrid, 1744).
Marking: Marked on the barrel: G.EL ALGO RA (Gabriel Algora) within a cartouche beneath a crown; a running stag with the letter A, within a rectangle; and a crowned head, en face, four times;
On the stock, stamped in one line at the trigger's front tang on the underside of the butt: a six-spoke wheel and two fleur-de-lis (probably stockmaker's marks).
Ex. coll.: Charles Draeger.
Nickel, Helmut, and Stuart W. Pyhrr. "Arms and Armor." Recent Acquisitions (Metropolitan Museum of Art) (1988). p. 25, ill.