Hi,

One of several meanings of

1:

or

2:

I couldn't understand any of above definitions so please help me.

One of several meanings of

**is:***gauge*1:

**The size of a shortgun barrel's inner diameter nominally expressed as the number of lead balls each just fitting that diameter***required to make a pound*.or

2:

**The gauge or bore is determined by the number of solid spheres of a diameter equal to the inside diameter of the barrel that could be made from a pound of lead.**(according to wikipedia)I couldn't understand any of above definitions so please help me.

For a

**12-gauge**shotgun: if a pound of lead (Pb) were melted down and formed into**twelve**identical lead spheres, the spheres would have a diameter equal to the diameter of the inside of the gun barrel.Mister MicawberFor aSo, MM, the gauge is also a reflection of the total volume of the barrel or the total load/charge, not only of the diameter?12-gaugeshotgun: if a pound of lead (Pb) were melted down and formed intotwelveidentical lead spheres, the spheres would have a diameter equal to the diameter of the inside of the gun barrel.

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Mister MicawberThus, for the OP:

ooooooooooo

shows a smaller gauge (more spheres, represented here by "o," can be created from a pound of lead)

OOO

shows a larger gauge (less spheres, represented here by "O," can be created from a pound of lead)

Marius Hancu