Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Bavaria, Germany - the center of 15th and 16th century gunmaking
Another great job, Andi,
Thanks a lot for showing these rarities!
May I add the average measurements:
the bigger barrels used in attacking a fortress (Sturmfässer): ca. 30-38 x 30-45 cm,
the gleaming 'bulbs' (Leuchtballen): 14-17 x 16-20 cm.
They most probably date from the Thirty Years War (1618-1648).
Diverging from the norm, I attached an image of an exact replica of a Coburg Leuchtballen, made by Armin König, to illustrate the construction containing small grenades (Mordschläge).
Quite nasty things - the terms downplaying their dangerousness ...