The piece is cast with projecting rings in imitation of early European iron guns of built-up construction. The ring at the muzzle is extended to form a fore sight, another in the centre forms a lug carrying an iron lifting ring. Near the muzzle is a cross in low relief. The breech end is open, indicating that the gun is a breech-loader and once had a removable chamber. In total there are seven hoops around the barrel, the fourth from the breech has the lifting ring and that at the muzzle has fore sight.