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

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Men's moving target small-bore rifle
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
Venue Bisley rifle range
Date 11 July
Competitors 22 from 5 nations
1st, gold medalist(s) John Fleming  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Maurice Matthews  Great Britain
3rd, bronze medalist(s) William Marsden  Great Britain

The men's moving target small-bore rifle 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 allowing the use of .22 or .297/.230 caliber ammunition. The target used was a three-quarter length silhouette, 4 inches high and 1.5 wide. It would appear at a distance of 25 yards, moving across a 10-foot range over the course of 4 seconds. A hit on the upper two-thirds of the figure counted for 3 points, while any other hit counted for 1. 15 shots were fired per competitor. The maximum score was thus 45 points.


Place Shooter Score
1  John Fleming (GBR) 24
2  Maurice Matthews (GBR) 24
3  William Marsden (GBR) 24
4  Edward Newitt (GBR) 24
5  Philip Plater (GBR) 22
6  William Pimm (GBR) 21
7  William Milne (GBR) 21
8  Otto von Rosen (SWE) 18
9  William Styles (GBR) 17
10  Léon Johnson (FRA) 13
 Arthur Wilde (GBR) 13
 Walter W. Winans (USA) 13
13  James Milne (GBR) 12
14  André Mercier (FRA) 10
15  Eric Carlberg (SWE) 9
 Vilhelm Carlberg (SWE) 9
 Johan Hübner von Holst (SWE) 9
 Léon Tétart (FRA) 9
19  Edward Amoore (GBR) 3
 Harold Hawkins (GBR) 3
 William Hill (ANZ) Did not finish
 Franz-Albert Schartau (SWE) Did not finish



  • 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.