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Shooting at the 1908 London Summer Games:

Men's Free Pistol, 50 yards, Team

Shooting at the 1908 Summer Games:


Host City: London, Great Britain
Venue(s): Bisley Rifle Range, Bisley
Date Started: July 11, 1908
Date Finished: July 11, 1908
Format: 50 yards. Four man teams. 60 shots per shooter; 240 shots per team. Individual possible 600. Team possible 2,400.

Gold: USA United States
Silver: BEL Belgium
Bronze: GBR Great Britain


The United States' team won with relative ease. The captain of the U.S. pistol team, Dr. Reginald Sayre, commented, "The weather conditions were bad, and I should say that the shooting was only up to our average practice. [Gorman]'s victory over [Van Asbroeck] today was a source of great satisfaction to us, however. The Continentals certainly had the advantage over us. Most of them used longer barrels than are permitted in the United States and also hair triggers. We have to pull at least two pounds in excess of them. The continental weapons are very superior for such a match as was shot today, but the better marksmanship of our team counteracted everything.) Sayre also expressed gratitude at the reception accorded the American shooters in London.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Team NOC Medal TP
1 United States USA Gold 1,914
2 Belgium BEL Silver 1,863
3 Great Britain GBR Bronze 1,817
4 France FRA 1,750
5 Sweden SWE 1,732
6 Netherlands NED 1,632
7 Greece GRE 1,576