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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 Paraense
Silver: USA Ray Bracken
Bronze: SUI Fritz Zulauf


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 Paraense] used his adjustable sighted S&W quite well to win the gold medal. Paraense finished fairly early, and the American team knew of his score. Only [Ray Bracken] had a chance to defeat him but his first shot in the last round was a 6, costing him any possibility of catching Paraense.

View a Phase of this EventFinal Standings

Final Standings

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC Medal PTS
1 Guilherme Paraense 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 Mário Maurity 25 Brazil BRA 249
AC Sebastião Wolf 51 Brazil BRA 249
AC Fernando Soledade Brazil BRA 248
AC Howard Bayles 43 United States USA 244
AC Demerval Peixoto 35 Brazil BRA 241