Nice clean looking build, Kruzer1! Thanks for showing it to us. Yes, the short barrels were a fashion in around the 1520's . This fashion of short and square , went over into men's clothing, furniture, chimney pots and even candlesticks! As stated above, the guns of the Lansknechts were usually of this type (at that time ) I am particularly fond of these short wee guns, and one of Michael's guns, now sadly sold out of his collection, was the passion behind my 'recent' " Snapping Matchlock" build! I am so pleased to see another "shorty " here Kruzer. Have taken him hunting recently, but no joy yet! All best, Richard.