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Small-Bore Rifle, Prone, 50 metres, Team, Men

Date 3 July 1912 — 12:00
StatusOlympic
LocationKaknäs, Djurgården, Stockholm
Participants24 from 6 countries
FormatFour-man teams. 40 shots prone position per shooter. 200 possible per shooter, 800 possible per Team. Ties decided by the greatest number of 1) 5s, 2) black center hits, 3) 4s, 4) 3s, etc.

In Olympic Shooting, Crossman described the results of this match as follows, “The Americans had not trained especially for the 50-meter prone team match, but they had some hopes of winning with their Stevens M414 single-shot, falling-block rifles. They soon found the sights inadequate. The rules specified the prone position for this match, with no artificial support. The officials ruled that the ground was obviously not artificial and that the shooters therefore could rest their rifles on the ground. Strangely, only the Swedish team seemed to know about this, and they took full advantage of the knowledge, resting both the left hand and forearm and the butt of the rifle on the firing line. The English raised quite a fuss about this, but lost and went on to win by shooting ability, 762 to the Swedes’ 748, with the United States four points behind, for a third out of the six teams.”

PosCompetitor(s)NOCTPIP
1Great BritainGBR762Gold
Edward Lessimore762195
William Pimm762193
Joseph Pepe762189
Bob Murray762185
2SwedenSWE748Silver
Arthur Nordenswan748190
Eric Carlberg748189
Ruben Örtegren748185
Vilhelm Carlberg748184
3United StatesUSA744Bronze
Warren Sprout744193
Bill Leushner744188
Fred Hird744185
Carl Osburn744178
4FranceFRA714
Léon Johnson714189
Pierre Gentil714183
André Regaud714180
Maxime Landin714162
5DenmarkDEN708
Povl Gerlow708185
Lars Jørgen Madsen708180
Frants Nielsen708177
Hans Denver708166
6GreeceGRE708
Ioannis Theofilakis708184
Iakovos Theofilas708177
Frangiskos Mavrommatis708174
Nikolaos Levidis708173