images -- The picture shows a typical gun of around 1400 in a shelter. One can see the large-diameter barrel for the stone and the small-diameter chamber for the powder (Bellifortis, Conrad Kyeser, 1405). The gunner has a fire on hand to heat the iron rod (German: Loseisen) used for igniting prior to the slow-match.

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