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1912 held in Stockholm and Sweden was the top nation in shooting events. Got a little bit surprised to see the rifles used by the "Running Deer" Swedish top shooters. "Running Deer Shooting" was in three events. 1. Single event, single shot at 100 meters (deer visible 4 seconds on 23 meters run) Totaly 10 shots. 2. Single event, double shot. Totaly 20 shots. 3. Team-event (four shooters), single shot. Totaly 40 shots/team.

Here are three shooters in top from single event, single shot (from left): Åke Lundeberg, Sweden, silvermedal. N.Toivonen, Finland , bronzemedal. Alfred Swahn, Sweden, goldmedal.



And the Swedish goldmedal-team in Running Deer Team-shooting.
From left: Alfred Swahn, Åke Lundeberg, Oscar Gomer Swahn and P.O.Arvidsson. Guess they are all dressed in their shooting-clothes.




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Ah, what a kinder and gentler time. Imagine competing in the Games today wearing a bowler hat....and smoking a pipe?
 

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Ah, what a kinder and gentler time. Imagine competing in the Games today wearing a bowler hat....and smoking a pipe?
Now that would be fun. :D
 

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Standard front sight blades?

Great pics, elegant times!

Thanks for the post
 

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The local toy store has a swedish mauser with the fancy diopter sights and the rest of the target stuff on it. It looks original, and he says he has the paperwork for it someplace that states it was used in the Olympics long ago. He thinks it was some time ijn the 1920's. One of these days I will make him actually find the paperwork and come up with a price. It will probably be out of my price range, but what the heck, you never know...

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"One of these days I will make him actually find the paperwork and come up with a price."
I wonder if that paperwork is in Swedish?

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Ah, what a kinder and gentler time. Imagine competing in the Games today wearing a bowler hat....and smoking a pipe?
Indeed!

Although I remember seeing on television at the last Olympics one of the (Bulgarian?) weightlifters do his stuff with about twice his body weight and then be caught on camera having a laugh and a cigarette just 'off-stage' immediately afterwards.

Peter
 
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