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Not held in other editions
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Muzzle-Loading Pistol, 25 metres, Men

Date11 April 1896 — 09:00-13:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSkopeftirion, Kallithea
Participants4 from 3 countries
Format25 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.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTHPointsRaw Points
1Ioannis FrangoudisGRE2334492Gold
2Georgios OrfanidisGRE20249Silver
3Holger NielsenDENBronze
DNFSidney MerlinGBR