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Mauser22
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Posted - 07/12/2007 : 12:32:09 PM
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From 1930 RWS "Kleinkaliberschiessen" Der Moderne Volksport
Not prejudice, as they were selling ammo.

Interesting in that either the Germans did not compete here or did so poorly they did not place in the top ten and are not mentioned.

(Pardon my German)

Rank by National Team

Standing:

Switzerland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, France, Sweden, USA, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Italy

High Individual Olle Ericsson Sweden


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Prone:

Finland, Sweden, Denmark, USA, Switzerland, France, Norway, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Italy

High Individual: K. A. Larsson Sweden


And here is another member of the team, the only one pictured with a rifle - Evald Svensson

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Recognize the rifle? I do believe it is a Schultz and Larsen

No mention of what the equipment was. Evidently RWS furnished all the ammunition as targets of the high individuals are all depicted indicating shot with RWS.

Purely speculation but likely that some of the equipment went like this:

Sweden and Denmark Schultz & Larsen

Finland either Sako, Valmet, or S & L?

Norway Schultz & Larsen?

USA likely either Winchester 52 or Springfield 1922's

Switzerland, most likely Hammerli?

Italy ?

Poland ?

France (Who knows and who cares.)

Good Collecting!!!



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Edited by - Mauser22 on 07/12/2007 12:40:46 PM

arilar
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Posted - 07/12/2007 : 2:16:17 PM
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Hi Mauser22!
Yes, top shooters was using RWS according to this add:



Olle Ericsson was truly a good shooter. He was using a rifle partly made by himself and partly with help by Schultz&Larsen. He didnt use his indexfinger as triggerfinger, instead his middlefinger (reported that the small bore rifles was between 6 and 8 kilos heavy!!):



Germany was not a member in the "Shooting Union" 1929 but was invited with a team. Germanys best shooter was the reputated (at that time) G. Bock.

Here is the US-team that had a lot of new young shooters. They had to borrow equipment for the small bore event and did GOOD.



The best danish shooter (army- and free-rifle):



And the results in small bore match (only in french in the 1929 program):

Debout= standing, Couché= prone, Équipe= team






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ARILAR





Mauser22
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Posted - 07/12/2007 : 4:20:44 PM
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And here are some of the results from the RWS brochure (in German)



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Kriggevaer, seems my pics are lost so here they are again.

RWS-add:



Olle Ericsson with heavy rifle:



Young US-team:



Best danish shooter (A.W. Petersen):



Result in small-bore match (french language):








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Hej arilar,
I don't know if there is a way to easily bring over the image codes when we do a cut and paste on the old postings. You can get the internet address by looking at the image properties, but unless it is in an internet photo service, they don't seem to want to load up. Well, really, really, great to have your pictures back, if I have the time I think maybe I can edit them back into Mauser 22's post. We we see.:D
 
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