I recently acquired a German 9mm P08 gauge with the letter “N” on it in a script that I do not recognize, but my knowledge of old German letter styles is very limited.
The typical “Old German” version of the letter “N”, in both styles,is as shown below.
I was told by a very expert German that the style on the gauge is of a style in use in Germany before WWI.
The marking on the front of the gauge is “N ° 3 19.5” and its style/shape is typical of a German 9mm P08 Gauge.
A quick look through the fount styles in Word on my computer didn’t reveal any obvious ones that would match this style, but I could have overlooked a fount style.
Can anyone identify when this letter style was used in Germany? This is important since it will help date the gauge.
Has anyone seen a similar gauge?
PS: The length of the gauge measures 19.49mm. The DWM cartridge list shows the length of the 480 (9mm P08) cartridge as 19.1-0.2mm so this is obviously a N0-Go gauge.