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Free Rifle, Three Positions, 300 metres, Team, Men

Date9 – 10 July 1908
LocationBisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Participants54 from 9 countries
Format300 metres. 6-man teams. 120 shots (40 standing, 40 kneeling, 40 prone) per shooter. Individual possible 1,200. Team possible 7,200.

This was the first shooting event contested at the 1908 Olympics. The match began on 9 July in clear, but windy weather. The wind quartered against the shooters from the left and teams using light rifles, especially Finland, were hampered. A variety of rifles were used. Finland used the light Mofferd rifle, Sweden used the Mauser government issue, Denmark used the Krag-Jørgensen, Greece and the Netherlands used the Mannlicher, while France used the Swiss Martini rifle. The wind died down during the afternoon and the shooting improved. Darkness fell, however, and the match could not be finished. It was concluded the next day in very wet, windy weather. The winning Norwegian team used private match rifles.

1NorwayNOR5,0551,549 (NP)1,651 (NP)1,855 (NP)Gold
Albert Helgerud 874259303312
Ole Sæther 865274281310
Gudbrand Skatteboe 841247277317
Olaf Sæther 840237283320
Jul Braathe 826249272305
Einar Liberg 809283235291
2SwedenSWE4,7111,267 (NP)1,566 (NP)1,878 (NP)Silver
Gustaf Adolf Jonsson 840238289313
Per-Olof Arvidsson 812233268311
Axel Jansson 801228263310
Gustav-Adolf Sjöberg 760210238312
Claës Rundberg 759160265334
Janne Gustafsson 739198243298
3FranceFRA4,6521,250 (NP)1,539 (NP)1,863 (NP)Bronze
Léon Johnson 836225313298
Eugène Balme 801230250321
André Parmentier 773206264303
Albert Courquin 768203235330
Maurice Lecoq 756222240294
Raoul, Comte de Boigne 718164237317
4DenmarkDEN4,5431,244 (NP)1,534 (NP)1,765 (NP)
Lars Jørgen Madsen 816240297279
Ole Olsen 754214257283
Niels Christian Christensen 752209249294
Christian Pedersen 748227224297
Hans Schultz 748191258299
Niels Andersen 725163249313
5BelgiumBEL4,5091,229 (NP)1,507 (NP)1,773 (NP)
Charles Paumier du Verger 826217296313
Paul Van Asbroeck 787222237328
Ernest Ista 786224270292
Henri Sauveur 766206241319
Joseph Geens 740215259266
Édouard Poty 604145204255
6Great BritainGBR4,355999 (NP)1,519 (NP)1,837 (NP)
Jesse Wallingford 789188284317
Harold Hawkins 776201268307
Charles Churcher 760162270328
Thomas Raddall 754195246313
James Bostock 668126246296
Robert Brown 608127205276
7NetherlandsNED4,130965 (NP)1,427 (NP)1,738 (NP)
Gerard van den Bergh 751176273302
Christiaan Brosch 708179234295
Cornelis van Altenburg 689149249291
Antonie de Gee 684164254266
Uilke Vuurman 653145231277
Jan Brussaard 645152186307
8FinlandFIN3,9621,182 (NP)1,324 (NP)1,456 (NP)
Frans Nässling 717222253242
Gustaf Nyman 700199249252
Heikki Huttunen 644184221239
Voitto Kolho 642209216217
Emil Nässling 637181190266
Huvi Tuiskunen 622187195240
9GreeceGRE3,789848 (NP)1,311 (NP)1,630 (NP)
Ioannis Theofilakis 712162248302
Matthias Triantafyllidis 653149227277
Alexandros Theofilakis 645160216269
Georgios Orfanidis 622117242263
Defkalion Rediadis 619155190274
Fragkiskos Mavrommatis 538105188245