Shooting at the 1912 Summer Olympics – Men's 50 metre team pistol

The men's 50 metre team pistol (originally called team competition with revolver and pistol) was a shooting sports event held as part of the shooting at the 1912 Summer Olympics programme. It was the third appearance of the event, which had also been held in 1900 and 1908. The competition was held on Tuesday, 2 July 1912.[1] Twenty sport shooters from five nations competed. The event was won by the United States, successfully defending its Olympic title. The American team included John Dietz, a veteran of the 1908 Games, making him the first to win multiple medals in the event. Silver went to Sweden. Great Britain repeated as bronze medalists.

Men's 50 metre team free pistol
at the Games of the V Olympiad
Kaknäs skjubana 1912.JPG
Eric Carlberg and Vilhelm Carlberg, of the silver medal Sweden team
Date2 July
Competitors20 from 5 nations
Winning score1916
1st place, gold medalist(s)  United States
2nd place, silver medalist(s)  Sweden
3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  Great Britain
← 1908
1920 →


This was the third appearance of a team version of what would become (for individuals) standardised as the men's ISSF 50 meter pistol event. The team event was held 4 times, at every Summer Olympics from 1900 to 1920 (except 1904, when no shooting events were held).[2][3]

The Russian Empire made its debut in the event. The other four nations were all making their second appearance; each had competed in 1908 but not 1900.

Competition formatEdit

The competition had each shooter fire 60 shots, in 10 series of 6 shots each, at a distance of 50 metres. The time allowed for each series was 4 minutes. The target was round, 50 centimetres in diameter, with 10 scoring rings. Scoring for each shot was up to 10 points, in increments of 1 point. The maximum score possible was 600 points. Ties were broken by countback (10s, 9s, 8s, etc.). Any revolver or pistol could be used; only open sights were allowed. Any ammunition with a metal cartridge case could be used. Pistols with hairspring triggers, allowed in the world championship, were banned. The individual and team events were separate, with scores not carrying over.[3][4]


Date Time Round
Tuesday, 2 July 1912 12:00 Final


Rank Nation Shooter Score
    United States United States total 1916
Alfred Lane 509
Henry Sears 474
Peter Dolfen 467
John Dietz 466
    Sweden Sweden total 1849
Georg de Laval 475
Eric Carlberg 472
Vilhelm Carlberg 459
Erik Boström 443
    Great Britain Great Britain total 1804
Horatio Poulter 461
Hugh Durant 456
Albert Kempster 452
Charles Stewart 435
4   Russian Empire Russian Empire total 1801
Nikolai Panin-Kolomenkin 469
Grigori Shesterikov 469
Pavel Voyloshnikov 447
Nikolai Melnitsky 437
5   Greece Greece total 1731
Frangiskos Mavrommatis 454
Ioannis Theofilakis 442
Konstantinos Skarlatos 429
Alexandros Theofilakis 406


  1. ^ "Shooting at the 1912 Stockholm Summer Games: Men's Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team". Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 10 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Historical Results". Internatinal Shooting Sport Federation. Retrieved 15 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Free Pistol, 50 metres, Team, Men". Olympedia. Retrieved 10 June 2021.
  4. ^ Official Report, p. 698.

External linksEdit

  • Bergvall, Erik (ed.) (1913). Adams-Ray, Edward (trans.). (ed.). The Official Report of the Olympic Games of Stockholm 1912. Stockholm: Wahlström & Widstrand. {{cite book}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  • Wudarski, Pawel (1999). "Wyniki Igrzysk Olimpijskich" (in Polish). Retrieved 21 January 2007.