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Rapid-Fire Pistol, 25 metres, Men

Date 6 August 1936 — 08:30, 15:00
StatusOlympic
LocationSchießstände (Deutsche Versuchsanstalt für Handfeuerwaffen), Wannsee
Participants53 from 22 countries
Format25 metres. Morning qualifying consisted of 3 series of 6 shots each, to be shot within 8 seconds. Places were then contested in the afternoon in 6-shot series, with the time reduced successively, in each round, to 6 seconds, 4 seconds, 3 seconds, and 2 seconds, respectively.

The rapid-fire shooters were aided by a new gun, the Walther autoloader with a lightweight slide. It far outclassed the older American pistols. It was used by the German and Swedish teams and they dominated the competition. The competition was held in the same manner as in 1932 – 18 shots in three strings of 6 shots fired in 8 seconds, with 6-shot shoot-offs then at 6 seconds, 4 seconds, 3 seconds, and 2 seconds. Of the 53 competitors, 28 scored perfect 18s in the first round. Seventeen shooters also shot cleanly in the 6-second round. In the 4-second round, five shooters hit all six targets to advance: Cornelius van Oyen (GER), Heinz Hax (GER), Torsten Ullman (SWE), Angelos Papadimas (GRE), and Helge Meuller (SWE). In the 3-second round, van Oyen shot a clean round to win the gold medal. Hax hit 5 targets to repeat his silver medal from 1932, after having finished fifth in the modern pentathlon in 1928.

PosCompetitor(s)NOCR1(8)PR2(6)PR3(4)PR4(3)PR5(2)P
1Cornelius van OyenGER18666Gold
2Heinz HaxGER18665Silver
3Torsten UllmanSWE186644Bronze
4Angelos PapadimasGRE186641
5Helge MeullerSWE18663
6Walter BoninsegniITA186563
7Kazimierz SuchorzewskiPOL186561
8Haralds MarvēLAT18653
9Hans AasnæsNOR18652
10László VadnayHUN18651
11Bruno GiacconiITA1864
12Marcel LafortuneBEL1864
13Jaakko RintanenFIN18644
14Jan GascheTCH18642
15Ingals FisherUSA1864
16Élie MonnierFRA1862
17Guillermo HuetMEX1862
18Michelangelo BorrielloITA185
19Carlos BalestriniARG185
20Khristos ZalokostasGRE185
21Ville EloFIN185
22Erik Sætter-LassenDEN184
23Kārlis KļavaLAT184
24Morris DoobUSA184
25František PokornýTCH184
26Sulo CederströmFIN183
27Zenon PiątkowskiPOL183
28Lorenzo AmayaARG181
ACJacques LafortuneBEL
ACAxel LercheDEN
ACChristen MøllerDEN
ACKrikor AgathonEGY
ACCharles des JammonièresFRA
ACÉdouard LambertFRA
ACGeorg DernGER
ACDimitrios StathisGRE
ACJakab KőszegiHUN
ACDezső ZirthyHUN
ACCarlos AcostaMEX
ACRoger AbelMON
ACMichel RavarinoMON
ACHermann SchultzMON
ACDirk van den BoschNED
ACMartin GisonPHI
ACOtoniel GonzagaPHI
ACWojciech BursaPOL
ACAlberto Andresen JuniorPOR
ACJoaquim Ferreira da MotaPOR
ACCarlos QueirozPOR
ACHenrik LönnbergSWE
ACJosef KopeckýTCH
ACDean HudnuttUSA
ACLazar JovanovićYUG