|Date||11 April 1896 — 09:00-13:00|
|Participants||4 from 3 countries|
|Format||25 metres. Five six-shot strings. Score for each string determined by multiplying target hits by points scored. Target scoring 1-6. String possible 216. Total possible 1,080.|
This event was to be for “pistols of usual caliber.” The Paine brothers expected to compete, using their .22 caliber handguns. However, the guns were ruled out as being not of usual caliber. The other contestants used muzzle-loading pistols of about .45 caliber. The Greeks offered to allow the Paine brothers to use their pistols, but the Paines elected not to start.