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Early firearms included a handheld version very similar to that, small barrel on a stick.
you don't need a license for medieval siege weapons...just saying
Cast from longitudinal wrought iron staves reinforced with hoops of iron heated and shrunk on, exactly like a wooden barrel. Which is why we call the projectile tube of a gun, the “ barrel”.
Now that is a shot-gun.I've been a good boy.I have the shop tools necessary.I think it's time to drop the hammer, so to speak, and have a chat with the lads at Dixie Gun Works, with a view to providing self with something similar.With the proviso that it's mainly a proof-of-concept test before embarking on the quest for a working 12-pdr Napoleon, with limber wagon.