Star gauge

(Ordnance) an instrument for measuring the diameter of the bore of a cannon at any point of its length.
(Ordnance) a long rod, with adjustable points projecting radially at its end, for measuring the size of different parts of the bore of a gun.

See also: Gauge, Star

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Cube star gauge implies the three lepton families (to be published).
Another time I was offered a fake M1903 National Match rifle, but it was easily identified as a fake by comparing the bogus Star gauge marking at the muzzle with a real Star gauge marking pictured in one of my reference books.