Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre free pistol

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Men's 50 metre free pistol
at the Games of the II Olympiad
Date August 1
Competitors 20 from 4 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) Karl Röderer
2nd, silver medalist(s) Achille Paroche
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Konrad Stäheli
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Shooting at the
1900 Summer Olympics
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25 metre rapid fire pistol men
50 metre free pistol men
50 metre free pistol, team men
Trap shooting men
300 metre free rifle, standing men
300 metre free rifle, kneeling men
300 metre free rifle, prone men
300 metre free rifle, three positions men
300 metre free rifle, team men

The men's individual competition with free revolver events were two of the competitions in the Shooting at the 1900 Summer Olympics events in Paris. They were held on 1 August 1900. 20 shooters from 4 nations competed, with five shooters per team. Medals were given for individual high scores, and the scores of the five shooters were summed to give a team score. The US team submitted an entry the day before but did not show up so the Swiss team who was there for the 300m rifle event entered instead. Revolver must have a barrel of 11cm in length. The target designed for this competition is still being used today.


Each shooter fired 10 series of 6 shots, with a top possible score per shooter of 600 points. Ties breaker by greatest number of shots on target (1 or better), then greatest number in the black (7 or better), then by ring (10, 9, 8, etc). 16 hours (2 days) to complete. (8am to 12pm then 2pm to 6pm with 2 hour lunch break)

Place Name Nation Score
1 Karl Röderer Switzerland Switzerland 503
2 Achille Paroche France France 466
3 Konrad Stäheli Switzerland Switzerland 453
4 Louis Richardet Switzerland Switzerland 448
5 Louis Duffoy France France 442
6 Dirk Boest Gips Netherlands Netherlands 437
7 Friedrich Lüthi Switzerland Switzerland 435
Léon Moreaux France France 435
9 Paul Probst Switzerland Switzerland 432
10 Jules Trinité France France 431
11 Maurice Lecoq France France 429
12 Henrik Sillem Netherlands Netherlands 408
13 Alban Rooman Belgium Belgium 405
14 Émile Thèves Belgium Belgium 404
15 Antonius Bouwens Netherlands Netherlands 390
16 Victor Robert Belgium Belgium 351
17 Pierre Eichhorn Belgium Belgium 345
18 Solko van den Bergh Netherlands Netherlands 331
19 Charles Lebègue Belgium Belgium 318
20 Anthony Sweijs Netherlands Netherlands 310


  • International Olympic Committee medal winners database
  • De Wael, Herman. Herman's Full Olympians: "Shooting 1900". Accessed 3 March 2006. Available electronically at [1].
  • Mallon, Bill (1998). The 1900 Olympic Games, Results for All Competitors in All Events, with Commentary. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers. ISBN 0-7864-0378-0.