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Shooting at the 1896 Athina Summer Games:

Men's Muzzle-Loading Pistol, 25 metres

Shooting at the 1896 Summer Games:


Host City: Athina, Greece
Venue(s): Shooting Range, Kallithea
Date Started: April 11, 1896
Date Finished: April 11, 1896
Format: 25 metres. Five six-shot strings. Score for each string determined by multiplying target hits by points scored. Target scoring 1-6. String possible 216. Total possible 1,080.

Gold: GRE Ioannis Frangoudis
Silver: GRE Georgios Orfanidis
Bronze: DEN Holger Nielsen


This event was to be for “pistols of usual caliber.” The Paine brothers expected to compete, using their .22 caliber handguns. However, the guns were ruled out as being not of usual caliber. The other contestants used muzzle-loading pistols of about .45 caliber. The Greeks offered to allow the Paine brothers to use their pistols, but the Paines elected not to start.

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Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal TH PTS RP
1 Ioannis Frangoudis Greece GRE Gold 23 344 92
2 Georgios Orfanidis Greece GRE Silver 20 249
3 Holger Nielsen 29 Denmark DEN Bronze
AC Sidney Merlin 39 Great Britain GBR DNF