Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
An arquebus, similar to the one illustrated by Jörg Ratgeb, mounted with a brass barrel, the snap-tinderlock serpentine inaptly depicted to be attached on the right-hand side of the barrel (!), from the earliest Maximilian armory inventory, by Bartholomäus Freysleben, ca. 1495-1500, cod. icon. 222, fol. 181v.
It is labeled as messing hanndtpüchse (brass-barreled arquebus).