Not held in other editions
| Event type

Small-Bore Rifle, Prone (Any Position), 50 metres, Team, Men

Date 3 July 1912 — 12:00
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.”

The event is listed as “Miniature Rifle, Any Position” in the 1912 Official Report, as with the individual event, but as prone is by far the most stable position, it is likely that all competitors shot in the prone position.

1Great BritainGBR762Gold
Edward Lessimore 195
William Pimm 193
Joseph Pepe 189
Bob Murray 185
Arthur Nordenswan 190
Eric Carlberg 189
Ruben Örtegren 185
Vilhelm Carlberg 184
3United StatesUSA744Bronze
Warren Sprout 193
Bill Leushner 188
Fred Hird 185
Carl Osburn 178
Léon Johnson 189
Pierre Gentil 183
André Regaud 180
Maxime Landin 162
Povl Gerlow 185
Lars Jørgen Madsen 180
Frants Nielsen 177
Hans Denver 166
Ioannis Theofilakis 184
Iakovos Theofilas 177
Fragkiskos Mavrommatis 174
Nikolaos Levidis 173