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Its length is only 13.4 cm, the maximum outer diameter is 4.3 cm at the rear, the touch hole is struck irregularly, ca.
Nevertheless, such plain and round wrought-iron barrels were made as long as the 1450's, mostly in Eastern Europe, especially in Czechia and Poland, and in Alpine regions. 1400, handgun barrels got notably longer and more slender.
One of those historical Aljubarrota barrels is in the author's study collection (attachments) and I attached (sadly poor) images of another.
We may safely imagine them to be employed fixed to a long and thin wooden stock by the means of two flat iron bands.
Many arms historians, me included, will basically attribute a high priority to the position of the touch hole in dating a 14th to 15th century barrel.
This is all the more important as those earliest barrels hardly show any other clear and defining criteria.
Forces commanded by King John I of Portugal and his general Nuno lvares Pereira, with the support of English allies, opposed the army of King John I of Castile with its Aragonese, Italian and French allies at So Jorge place, between the towns of Leiria and Alcobaa, in central Portugal.