Trapshooting; The Patriotic Sport a Book of Ready Reference, Giving a Brief History of the Sport, Its Appliances, Records, Rules, Etc

Trapshooting; The Patriotic Sport a Book of Ready Reference, Giving a Brief History of the Sport, Its Appliances, Records, Rules, Etc

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...His trap shooting reputation dates from early in 1895, in which year he made record after record; the, Olympic Gun Club, of which he was a member, presented him with a gold medal in recognition of his skil1. As a member of the California Wing Club he ranked among the best live bird shots. In the spring of 1896 he was the biggest winner in the annual tournament of the State Association, and won the Gold Dust live bird medal in the keenest competition. His work in State target tournaments won him the title of "Old Reliable." He wai a member of the Olympic Gun Club team up to the time he left the state, early in 1898, and helped his club win the state championship. His first trip east as an expert in the employ of the U. S. Smokeless Powder Co., of San Francisco, was in the summer of 1896. He made the circuit of target tournaments, making uniformly good scores. In 1898 he made another trip east, his first notable appearance being at the Grand American Handicap, where he scored 23 out of 25 live birds in the main event. In the great target tournament at Rochester he was well up in the mam events, and tied for general average. He won general average prizes at Binghampton, N. Y., and at Waterloo, Can. He was first at Buffalo, N. Y., and divided the $1000 purse in the Pennsylvania State Handicap. At Baltimore and Passaic he scored 24 out of 25 live birds. He was the star performer at a big shoot held in St. Louis, Mo., this year. In a match with Dr. Smith, of St. Louis, he killed 99 out of 100 live birds to Smith's 95, and on the following day killed 25 straight, tying with Sargeant and C. W. Budd, and winning the Diamond Medal on a score of 14 out of 15 in the shoot-off His records in the years following have been consistently high, 91.08 per...show more

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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236572920
  • 9781236572929