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History Lesson Please

Post by xmastershooter on 8/6/2016, 12:38 pm

I was talking to a local club member who grew up in New Jersey and his mom, Agnes Ruenes, was the Women's State Pistol Champion in 1937.  She shot a Colt Officer Match revolver.  He believed that revolvers were primarily used at that time. It was not a 2700 match.

Does anyone know when conventional pistol matches began and are there records showing these past New Jersey matches in the '30's?  My search came out emptied handed.  Thank you.

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Post by MarkF45 on 8/8/2016, 7:41 pm

The B-6 target manufactured by National Target Company has the phrase on it near the top:

Standard American Target-Adopted 1885

So I would call that the birth of "Conventional Pistol" competition. I don't know if they used single shot or revolvers at the time. Smokeless or black powder?

Records from the 30's? Good luck finding those!

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Post by cdrt on 8/8/2016, 9:04 pm

One clue is that the Colt Bisley model was first produced in 1894.  Besides the fixed sight version, they also produced a target sight version from 1894 to 1913. The first modern Olympic games in 1896 had both rifle and pistol events.  The American's (the Paine brothers) dominated the first events but could not shoot the final pistol event since they did not have legal pistols.  The final event required .45 caliber muzzle loaders rather than cartridge capable pistols.
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Post by DirComp on 8/22/2016, 2:49 pm

Norman,

The book "Camp Perry, The First 100 Years" has all of that information in it.

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Post by ChipEck on 8/22/2016, 10:27 pm

DirComp wrote:Norman,

The book "Camp Perry, The First 100 Years" has all of that information in it.

Denny
I bought a copy at Perry.  A very, very well done book.

Chip
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