Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's stationary target small-bore rifle
|Men's stationary target small-bore rifle
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
|Venue||Bisley rifle range|
|Competitors||19 from 5 nations|
|Shooting at the
1908 Summer Olympics
|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|
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. 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.
|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|
- "Shooting at the 1908 London Summer Games: Men's Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 and 100 yards". sports-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-02-18.
- "W. W. Greener Martini Target Rifles". National Rifle Association (UK). Retrieved 10 May 2006.
- 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.