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Shooting at the 1920 Antwerpen Summer Games:

Men's Military Pistol, 30 metres

Shooting at the 1920 Summer Games:


Host City: Antwerpen, Belgium
Venue(s): Beverlo Camp, Beverlo
Date Started: August 3, 1920
Date Finished: August 3, 1920
Format: 30 metres. 30 shots in five series of six shots. Individual possible 300. Team competitors could allow their score to stand for the individual match.

Gold: BRA Guilherme Parãense
Silver: USA Ray Bracken
Bronze: SUI Fritz Zulauf
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In this event the Brazilian shooters used Smith & Wesson revolvers with adjustable sights, while the American shooters used either the Colt Army Special or the Smith & Wesson Military with fixed sights. Guilherme Parãense used his adjustable sighted S&W quite well to win the gold medal. Parãense finished fairly early, and the American team knew of his score. Only Raymond Bracken had a chance to defeat him but his first shot in the last round was a 6, costing him any possibility of catching Parãense.

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Guilherme Parãense 35 Brazil BRA Gold 274
2 Ray Bracken 29 United States USA Silver 272
3 Fritz Zulauf 27 Switzerland SUI Bronze 269
AC Louis Harant 24 United States USA 264
AC Karl Frederick 39 United States USA 262
AC Al Lane 28 United States USA 258
AC Howard Bayles 43 United States USA 244