Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's stationary target small-bore rifle

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Men's stationary target small-bore rifle
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Bisley rifle range
Date July 11
Competitors 19 from 5 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Great Britain
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    Great Britain
Shooting at the
1908 Summer Olympics
Shooting pictogram.svg
1000 yard free rifle men
300 m free rifle men
Team free rifle men
Team military rifle men
Stationary target small-bore rifle men
Moving target small-bore rifle men
Disappearing target small-bore rifle men
Team small-bore rifle men
Single-shot running deer men
Double-shot running deer men
Team single-shot running deer men
Individual pistol men
Team pistol men
Individual trap men
Team trap men

The men's stationary target small-bore rifle, also referred to as the miniature rifle competition, was one of 15 events on the Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.[1] Regulation of the equipment used in the event was done through proscribing ammunition weighing more than 140 grains, with a velocity of more than 1,450 feet per second, or having a hard metal base. Each shooter fired 80 shots, half at 50 yards and half at 100 yards. Maximum score for a shot was 5 points, giving a maximum total possible of 400 points.

Twelve competitors from each nation were allowed to take part. Because of a delay in the arrival of Barnes' registration, the British team registered Philip Plater as a replacement. The original registration later arrived, resulting in Britain having 13 entrants. Further confusion on the day of competition resulted in all 13 shooting, Plater going last. Plater, who had scored 391 points to place first in the event and set a world record, was ruled to have been the illegal competitor and his score was invalidated.[2]

Results[edit]

Place Shooter Score
50 yd 100 yd Total
1  Arthur Carnell (GBR) 192 195 387
2  Harold Humby (GBR) 197 189 386
3  George Barnes (GBR) 189 196 385
4  Maurice Matthews (GBR) 195 189 384
5  Edward Amoore (GBR) 194 189 383
6  William Pimm (GBR) 192 187 379
7  Albert Taylor (GBR) 189 187 376
8  Harold Hawkins (GBR) 185 189 374
9  Jack Warner (GBR) 191 182 373
10  Vilhelm Carlberg (SWE) 184 186 370
 Arthur Wilde (GBR) 194 176 370
12  James Milne (GBR) 182 186 368
13  André Mercier (FRA) 178 188 366
14  William Milne (GBR) 183 180 363
15  Georgios Orphanidis (GRE) 180 177 357
16  William Hill (ANZ) 183 171 354
17  Léon Tétart (FRA) 176 174 350
18  Johan Hübner von Holst (SWE) 172 177 349
19  Henri Bonnefoy (FRA) 147 157 304
Ineligible  Philip Plater (GBR) 195 196 391

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1908 London Summer Games: Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18. 
  2. ^ "W. W. Greener Martini Target Rifles". National Rifle Association (UK). Retrieved 10 May 2006. 

Sources[edit]

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association. 
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Shooting 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 9 May 2006.