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The answer "What's In A Gauge?" (January 2015, p. 44) does not make any
sense to me. Each gauge allows lead balls of equal size to pass through the
barrel. If I cast BB size balls, I could pass many through the barrel. If I cast
a 28-ga. ball, I could pass many balls through the barrel. The gauge in inches
makes far more sense. Why the barrel is measured in a "gauge" might be the
larger confusion issue.
DR. DIANE MURDOCH, WASHINGTON
The term gauge has been in use for centuries, and actually predates precise,
repeatable measurement and, pardon the pun, gauging techniques. Precise
diameter measurement in thousandths of an inch may not have been possible, but
weights could be accurately measured. Numbered gauges represent the number of
lead round balls, each the dimeter of the bore, required to make a pound. It takes
10 round lead balls of 0.775" diameter to make a pound (10 gauge), while it
takes 16 balls 0.665" in diameter to make a pound (16 gauge). The latter, coincidentally, corresponds to balls of one ounce each, perhaps adding to the confusion.
-THE EDS.

SPINE/BIND EDGE/GUTTER

GLOCK® Magazines

Kudos For Bulge Coverage

I was very impressed with Martin
K.A. Morgan's article on "The Men
And Guns Of The Battle Of The Bulge"
(January 2015, p. 72). My father was
an Army Air Corps warrant officer in
the 9th Air Force who landed in France
right after the Normandy invasion
and fought through to the defeat of
Germany in World War II. He often
spoke about the Battle of the Bulge and the horrific conditions that he and his
men endured. I have a Walther PPK pistol he told me he got from a captured
German officer during that time. It is one of my most prized possessions, from
not only the memories of him and how he came to obtain this, but the fact
that, as a child, I learned to shoot and used it for plinking and having fun with
my brothers and cousins in the desert of Arizona growing up.
WALT STEPHENS, VIA E-MAIL

Victory Model Or Not?
It really makes no difference, and if the
magazine were other than the usually correct
American Rifleman, I probably would not comment, but the relic revolver shown on p. 77 of
your January 2015 issue is not an S&W Victory
Model. It appears to be a Spanish copy of the S&W Military & Police revolver, of
a type sold throughout the world in the years prior to World War II. Those guns
were often sold fraudulently as genuine S&Ws. How that gun got to the "Bulge"
battlefield and into a Belgian museum may never be known, but it was not an
issue sidearm in either the German or American armies.
JIM KEENAN, VIA E-MAIL
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