Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics – Men's team small-bore rifle

The men's team small-bore rifle was one of 15 events on the Shooting at the 1908 Summer Olympics programme.[1] Teams consisted of four shooters. Regulation of the equipment used in the event was done through proscribing ammunition weighing more than 140 grains, with a velocity of more than 1,450 feet per second, or having a hard metal base. Magnifying and telescopic sights were prohibited.[2] Each shooter fired 40 shots, half at 50 yards and half at 100 yards. Maximum score for a shot was 5 points, giving a maximum total possible of 200 points per shooter or 800 per team.

Men's team small-bore rifle
at the Games of the IV Olympiad
VenueBisley rifle range
Date11 July
Competitors12 from 3 nations
Medalists
1st place, gold medalist(s)  Great Britain (GBR)
Edward Amoore, Harold Humby, Maurice Matthews, William Pimm
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Sweden (SWE)
Eric Carlberg, Vilhelm Carlberg, Johan Hübner von Holst, Franz-Albert Schartau
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  France (FRA)
Henri Bonnefoy, Paul Colas, Léon Lécuyer, André Regaud
1912 →

The event would be held again in 1912, though only at 50 metres. A similar team event, standing at 50 metres, would be held in 1920.[3]

ResultsEdit

Place Nation Shooter Score
50 yd 100 yd Total
1   Great Britain (GBR) Team total 387 384 771
Maurice Matthews 98 98 196
Harold Humby 97 97 194
William Pimm 99 93 192
Edward Amoore 93 96 189
2   Sweden (SWE) Team total 373 364 737
Vilhelm Carlberg 95 92 187
Franz-Albert Schartau 96 90 186
Johan Hübner von Holst 94 90 184
Eric Carlberg 88 92 180
3   France (FRA) Team total 359 351 710
Paul Colas 96 93 189
André Regaud 91 95 186
Léon Lécuyer 85 84 169
Henri Bonnefoy 87 79 166

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1908 London Summer Games: Men's Small-Bore Rifle, 50 and 100 yards, Team". sports-reference.com. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 18 February 2014.
  2. ^ Official Report, p. 37.
  3. ^ "Historical Results". ISSF. Retrieved 12 December 2020.

SourcesEdit

  • Cook, Theodore Andrea (1908). The Fourth Olympiad, Being the Official Report. London: British Olympic Association.
  • De Wael, Herman (2001). "Shooting 1908". Herman's Full Olympians. Retrieved 10 May 2006.