35th World Shooting Championships
By Frank Parsons, Jr.

There couldn't have been a more appropriate day for thirteen American rifle and pistol shooters to assemble in Oslo, Norway, for the 35th World Shooting Championships of the International Shooting Union - July 4, 1952. The team, led by Frank Parsons, Jr., Team Captain, Col. Charles G. Rau (USA), Executive Officer, and Major George E. Leppig (USMC), Adjutant, made the trip by air. The following day, July 5, the eight skeet shooters arrived, whom, by prearrangement with the National Skeet Shooting Association, were to fire as part of the United States Team.

For the first time in shooting history, an American team had the task of competing first in the World's Championships and then the Olympics, all in the same month. Of the rifle shooters, Lt. Arthur Jackson (USAF), Robert Sandager, and Dr. Emmet Swanson had won places on both the ISU team and the Olympic team, while Verle Wright, Lt. Arthur Cook (USAF), and August Westergaard had won places on the ISU team. Of the pistol shooters, Harry Reeves, Sgt. Huelet Benner (USA), and Sgt. William McMillan (USMC) had won places on both the ISU team and Olympic team, while Lt. Col. Walter Walsh, Sgt. Walter Devine, Major William Hancock, and Lt. Col. Thomas Sharpe had won places on the ISU team. These men had won their places at the final tryouts held June 22 through June 26 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois.

Between the time of arrival and Sunday afternoon, July 6, when the opening ceremonies were held, the team officials visited the beautiful site for the competition which had been donated by Mr. Lovenskiold. Constructed within eight miles of the center of Oslo, each of the various ranges was so situated that it was well protected from excessive wind conditions. Each of the ranges has a fully protected firing point with 60 targets at 300 meters and 60 targets at 50 meters for both rifle and pistol shooting. The silhouette or rapid-fire pistol range has 12 sets of five targets each. These are divided into three sections approximately 50 yards apart, all facing in the same direction, with each section having four sets of the required five targets each. All targets are electrically operated and insure the accurate time interval of exposure to the shooter. It was very evident that much thought and care had gone into the construction of the two running deer ranges, clay pigeon and skeet fields.

The opening ceremony, always an impressive event, was never more so than for the 35th World Shooting Championship held at the Lovenskiold (Løvenskioldbanen) range. On Sunday, July 6, the teams of 28 countries, all in their colorful team uniforms, were honored by being addressed and later reviewed by King Haakon of Norway. The matches were then opened with the firing of one ceremonial shot at the 300-meter target with the Krag-Jorgenson service rifle (the service rifle of the host nation) by the captain of each nation's team.

The first match to be fired was the center-fire pistol match, both team competition and individual. This was an event in which the pistol or revolver was limited to a caliber between 7.62 and 9.65 mm. (approximately .30 to .38 calibers). It was required to be a factory model with a barrel length of not over 6 inches without micrometer sights. The course of fire was 30 shots slow fire and 30 shots of intermittent rapid fire. In the rapid-fire, the familiar International figure or silhouette target is used and is visible intermittently for three seconds at seven second intervals. Each time the figure is visible, one shot has to be fired. Formerly, this match was 60 shots slow fire.

The American team shot the fantastic score of 2304 points out of 2400 to win this match. The fifth place team, representing Switzerland, fired a score of 2162, one point higher than the United States winning score in the World's Championships in 1949.

In hanging up this new world's record for the center-fire pistol match, which may remain untouched for some time, each one of our four shooters beat the old world's record of 559 held by Keller of Switzerland. In setting the new world's record of 579, Harry Reeves won the individual world's championship with Walter Walsh second and Joe Benner third. All four men shot a standard American .38 caliber revolver. As in all other matches to come, the presentations ceremony was held soon as results were official. To see each of our three place winners standing at attention with the Stars and Stripes flying above them and the Star-Spangled Banner being played, was enough to cause any American to have a large lump in his throat.

In discussing the match that night, it was the considered opinion of our pistol shooters that the results of the match reflected not the superiority of our handguns over those of foreign manufacture but the fact that his course of fire was very much like the type of center-fire match shooting we don in this country.

On this same day, Thursday, July 10, the smallbore World Championship rifle match was getting underway. Under the somewhat involved rules of this match, each country could enter one five-man team for the 120-shot, three-position match. There were also awards for each individual position, with the rules permitting one substitution in each position if the Team Captain elected to do so. Our prone team took third place in that stage, being outranked by the Norwegian team. Art Jackson, with the only 400 out of 400, won the Gold Medal for the individual championship, while Arthur Cook was third-place winner.

In the other stages of this match Sandager was substituted for Westergaard, the other four shooters remaining on the team.

In the kneeling stage, Swanson did a remarkable job in finishing third in the individual with a score of 392 out of 400, one point behind the winner, Halinoja of Finland.

The United States scores in the standing position at 50 meters were not as good, relatively, as they had been prone and kneeling. Arthur Cook in sixteenth place out of the 64 shooters.

Out of the 11 full teams entered in the three-position match, the United States entry finished in fifth place.

Saturday, July 12, was another busy day for all hands. The pistol shooters were busy practicing for the rapid-fire silhouette match. The rifle team was competing in the four-man-team English match, which consisted of 30 shots per man at 50 meters and 30 shots at 100 meters prone. Jackson, Wright, Cook, and Swanson were named to shoot in this match, and they did an outstanding job. At 50 meters the fine Norwegian team lost only four points, while the American team dropped twelve points, going into the 100-meter stage with an eight point deficit. Shooting in extremely variable wind conditions, our men did a fine job, pulling ahead and winning the match with the score of 2364 points over the second-place Norwegian team with a score of 2360 points. The third-place team was West Germany, fourth Finland, fifth Switzerland, sixth France, seventh Sweden, eighth Denmark, and ninth Brazil.

Art Jackson stayed in stride with his fine prone shooting, winning the Gold Medal with a score of 596, while International-team-newcomer Verle Wright was second with 595.

During the earlier days of the week, our eight American entries in the skeet match practiced regularly. The skeet event was limited to individual competition. At the conclusion of this match on Saturday, July 12, the winner, Col. C. T. Edwinson (USAF), was the only competitor with 150 straight for a perfect score. Sgt. Cecil B. Jones was in second place with 149, and Cpl. Mickey Michaelis finished third with 148. We again had the honor of seeing all three American flags flying in the victory ceremony. Our other American entries in the match also performed creditably, with St. Glen Van Buren in fifth place with 146, Sgt. Forrest Barnes in seventh place with 144, Lt. Henry B. Stowers in eighth place with 143, Major Milton A. Pullman in eleventh place with 140, and Thomas Kurth in fifteenth place with 134.

Sunday, July 13, saw the firing of two important matches. The free pistol 50-meter match and the 300-meter free rifle match. The United States finished in fourth place.

American shooters can well be proud of the fact that in finishing fourth the American team came within one point of the world's record at the time this match was fired. Thanks to the two previous years of International competition with the free pistol and the lessons we have learned, increasing numbers of top-flight pistol shooters have purchased foreign-made free pistols. For the first time in history, every man on the American team was shooting this type of arm with the set triggers with which they are regularly equipped. The new world's record of 2718, fired by Sweden, is so high that it was the general opinion that it may stand as a record for a long time to come. In 1949 this same match was won by Argentina with a score of 2627 with the United States third with a score of 2616.

The Gold Medal for the individual championship in the free-pistol match was won by the fine Swedish pistol shooter Torsten Ullman with a score of 558. Lindblom of Sweden was second with a score of 555, with our own Joe Benner firing the same score for third place.

It was the feeling of our pistol shooters after this match that without question this is the number one pistol match of the world and that the American team could even better if competitions of this type were held in some of our own matches. This, of course, would encourage the use of more of this type of pistol.

The Argentine Cup match, still the world's greatest rifle match, consists of 40 shots each, prone, kneeling, and standing, for five-man teams.

The American team really did a creditable job in finishing in fifth place. Swanson and Sandager fired the highest scores ever shot by an American in this match. Both of them used a 6.5 mm. Schultz-Larsen rifle. Since these same two men finished in first and second place in our final tryouts at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, it is a further strong argument for what many of us have believed for some time - that a true free rifle is helpful, if not absolutely required, for best results in this match. Jackson and Westergaard turned in creditable scores, while Arthur Cook showed clearly that he is not fully recovered from the effects of an operation several months ago.

It is to be hoped that we will see an increasing number of three-position matches with big-bore equipment, thereby encouraging the acquisition of more rifles of the free-rifle type.

The individual Gold Medal in this match was won by Hollenstein of Switzerland with a score of 1123, one point short of the present world's record. Swanson and Sandager finished eighth and tenth.

Practically all of the shooters on leading teams in the free-rifle match used bolt-action rifles. Few of them, however, used set triggers of the conventional type. Most used a trigger pull of from one-half pound to one pound. The majority of shooters now use the thumb hole type of stock. It was interesting to note the considerable increase in the number of top-flight shooters using post front sights. Many of them use the post sight for shooting in all position, while others change to aperture sights for prone and kneeling.

On Monday and Tuesday, July 14 and 15, the silhouette match was fired. There were entries from twelve countries and the quality of competition is best shown by the fact that six teams exceeded the world's record. This is the match in which ranking is first according to the number of hits and then scores. Until this year, no four-man team has fired this match with all hits. The United States won the World's Championship with a new world's record.

Joe Benner set a new world's individual record of 582, Calcai of Romania was second with 581, and Valiente of Argentina third was 581. McMillan deserves great credit for finishing fourth with 579. He shot last on our team, knowing the absolute necessity of getting all hits, and came through in fine style.

The Mannerheim Cup Match was fired Tuesday, July 15, with the service rifle of the host nation, the Norwegian Krag-Jorgensen. After drawing rifles by lot, the Swiss won the match with a score of 2601. Our team finished fifth with 2543, while Jackson with his fine 527 was third in the individual behind Hollenstein of Switzerland with 530. Our team scores were: Jackson, 527; Sandager, 523; Swanson, 508; Wright, 497; Westergaard, 488.

The evening of July 16 a wonderful banquet was held in the beautiful new City Hall, where prizes and trophies were awarded the following afternoon. A team dinner was held after presentation of awards in honor of those returning home the next day and Andy Vik, our young Norwegian guide. Friday, July 18, the American International Team became history, with the Olympic contingent leaving by plane that afternoon for Helsinki.

The 1952 U.S. International Shooting Team justified the faith placed in them by those Americans whose contributions made the team possible. The vastly improved showing of the team over previous years was made possible largely by the experience gained in 1948, 1949, and 1951. If we take full advantage of the experiences of this year, we can do even better in the next World Championship.

The 36th World Championship matches have been awarded to Venezuela in 1954. It should be decided now that a U.S. team will be sent and the preparations for that team started. Tryouts should be held earlier, perhaps, as suggested by General Edson at the 1953 National Championships.

We cannot encourage too strongly the use of, and perhaps the limitation to, the European type of free pistol for that match. In the rapid fire silhouette match, points may be gained in the 4-second firing with .22 short pistols equipped with compensators. We now have good reason to believe that the free rifle is required, both big-bore and small-bore, for best results.

American Rifleman, Vol. 100, No. 99, September 1952

Team Photo
Team Member Portraits

U.S. Shooting Team

Rifle Members

Arthur E. Cook, Arthur C. Jackson, Robert K. Sandager, Emmet O. Swanson, Verle Wright and August Westergaard

Pistol Members

Huelet L. Benner, Walter Devine, William Hancock, William W. McMillan, Jr., Harry Reeves Thomas Sharpe and Walter R. Walsh

Team Management & Support

Frank Parsons, Jr. (Team Captain), Charles G. Rau (Executive Officer), George E. Leppig (Team Adjutant) and Anders Vik (Norwegian Guide)

Shooters of 19 Nations Enter World Meet

OSLO, June 19 (UP) - Some 490 marksmen from 19 nations will participate in the World Shooting Championships to be held here prior to the Olympic Games in Helsinki, the Norwegian Shooting Federation announced yesterday.

Three nations, Czechoslovakia, Portugal and Peru, have withdrawn from the competitions.

Stars & Stripes, June 20, 1952

Shooting Meet Opens

OSLO, July 7 - King Kaakon VII of Norway officially opened the 35th world shooting championships on the new $200,000 Loevenskiold range yesterday.

Unknown newspaper, July 7, 1952

District Marksman Helps U.S. to Victory

OSLO, Norway, July 10 (UP) - Harry Wendel Reeves, a Detroit policeman, won the world championship in the center fire pistol shooting event today as Americans took the first four places.

The United States also won the team championship with an unofficial total of 2304 points, in which William W. McMillan, U.S. Marine Corps, Allegheny, Pa., scored 573 points.

Unknown newspaper, July 10, 1952

Turtle Creek Man 4th In World Pistol Shoot

OSLO, Norway, July 10 (UP) - Staff Sergeant W. Willard McMillan, Marine from Turtle Creek, Pa., placed fourth with 573 points in the pistol shoot of the 35th World Shooting Championships here today.

H.W. Reeves of Detroit won the individual center fire pistol competition with a record 579 points, and the United States team took the team title with 2,304 points, also a record. A. C. Jackson, New York, won the small-bore prone rifle shoot.

Unknown newspaper, July 10, 1952

U.S. Shooters Win Three Titles in Oslo

OSLO, July 11. (AP) - The United States carried off two individual crowns and one team title in the 35th World Shooting Championships here yesterday.

H.W. Reeves, of Detroit, won the individual center fire pistol competition with a record total of 579 points and the U.S. team took the team title with 2304 points. Also, a record.

Marine Staff Sergeant W. Willard McMillan, of Turtle Creek, Pa., was fourth in the pistol event. He had a 573 score.

Unknown newspaper, July 11, 1952

Jackson Scores 2d Win For U.S. in World Shoot

OSLO, July 11 (UP) - The opening day of the 35th world shooting championships was dominated by American entries here yesterday as U.S. marksmen scored top honors in both the center-fire pistol and the small-bore rifle prone position.

Arthur C. Jackson, U.S. Air Force, repeated his pre-meet effort of a perfect 400 in the rifle prone to take the gold medal crown and world title, after the U.S. team's Harry W. Reeves had won the title in center-fire pistol with 579 out of a possible 600. Second and third places went to W. R. Walsh, USMC, and Huelet L. Benner, U.S. Army, with identical 576 scores. Another American, Bill McMillan, was fourth with 573.

Today's championship events will include competition in the small-bore standing, individual and team, the full match small bore, individual and team, and the skeet-shooting events.

The skeet meet will afford the chance of bringing another title to the U.S. with two EUCOM shooters entered. PFC Tommy Kurth, 4th Inf Div, fired a 45 to take a silver badge in pre-meet firing, while Maj Milton A. Pullman, USFA, scored 48 to walk off with a gold award. Both will be firing in the championships today.

Stars & Stripes, July 12, 1952

Americans Win Shoot Crowns

OSLO (AP) - The United States carried off two individual crowns and one team title in the 35th world shooting championships Thursday.

H.W. Reeves of Detroit won the individual center fire pistol competition with a record total of 579 points and the U.S. team took the team title with 2304 points, also a record.

A.C. Jackson, New York, won the small-bore, prone, rifle shoot but the U.S. team had to be content with a tie with Norway for second place as Switzerland compiled a world record of 1984 points. The U.S. and Norway each had 1979 points.

The American shooters dominated the pistol shoot as H.L. Benner, Canal Zone, and W. R. Walsh, Arlington, Va., tied for second with 576 points each, and W.W. McMillan, Allegheny, Pa., finished fourth with 573.

Union-Bulletin, July 11, 1952

Sweden Wins Shoot Crown; U.S. 3d as Tourney Ends

OSLO, July 17 (AP) - The 35th world shooting championships came to a close here yesterday with Sweden winning first place by one-half point over Switzerland, with 129½.

U.S. Marksmen finished with 113½ points in third place, but won more gold medals than any other nation in the tourney. The Americans had eight gold medals, Switzerland and Norway seven each, Sweden five, Finland three and Argentina one.

Final contest of the meet for clay pigeons was won by Pablo Juan Grossi, who accounted for Argentina's lone gold award.

Final team standings for all events were: Sweden 129½; Switzerland, 129; U.S. 113½; Norway 108; Finland 91; Argentina 23; Denmark 11; Western Germany 11; Italy 10; Egypt 7; Spain 5; Romania 5; Canada 5; Mexico 4; Greece 3; Philippines 2; Brazil 1 and Yugoslavia 1.

Stars & Stripes, July 18, 1952

Marine Shooters Set Two World Records At Oslo

WASHINGTON, D. C. — Marine Corps shooters, who have not taken a prominent part in International Rifle matches for 30 years, have turned in three victories at Oslo, Norway, including two new world records.

Major Harry Reeves, USMCR, a member of the Detroit Police Department in civilian life, set a new world record in the individual center-fire pistol (.38) competition, scoring 579 out of a possible 600. He was a member of the U. S. team which won the center-fire team shooting with an aggregate of 2304.

Other members of the team were: Lt. Col. Walter Walsh, USMCR, Headquarters, Marine Corps, SSgt. William McMillan, USMC, Camp Pendleton, MSgt. Huelet Leo Benner, USA, of Ft. Kobbe, Canal Zone.

Another U. S. team set a new world record in winning the rapid fire, silhouette, .22 caliber competition with an aggregate of 2304 out of 2400. MSgt. Benner in the individual competition of this competition turned in a new world rapid fire record of 582 out of a possible 600. Other team members were Maj. Reeves, TSgt. Walter Devine, Marine Corps Schools, Quantico and SSgt. McMillan.

These and other Marine shooters now taking part in the Olympics competition at Helsinki will participate in the national matches at Jacksonville, Fla., and Ft. Benning next month.

The Parris Island BOOT, Friday, August 1, 1952

World Championships
50 Meter Free Pistol
Rank Name Country Points Points Points Points Points Points Total Points
1 Torsten Ullman Sweden 95 92 91 92 94 94 558
2 Åke S. H. Lindblom Sweden 93 94 90 93 93 92 555
3 Huelet L. Benner USA 95 94 90 93 93 92 555
4 Angel Leon-Cozalo Spain 96 89 92 93 95 89 554
5 Heinz Ambühl Switzerland 91 92 94 97 88 89 551
6 Klaus Lahti Finland 93 91 93 90 89 90 546
7 Rudolf Schnyder Switzerland 88 88 92 95 92 90 545
8 Oiva Tylli Findland 87 89 89 90 93 93 541
9 Ovidio Garay Argentina 84 92 93 88 93 89 539
10 Luciano Galesi Italy 87 88 91 94 87 92 539
16 Thomas J. Sharpe USA 88 91 89 89 89 90 535
28 Harry W. Reeves USA 88 83 89 89 88 92 529
31 Walter R. Walsh USA 89 88 88 89 87 84 525
33 William A. Hancock USA 90 86 83 85 95 86 525

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championship Book)


World Championships
25 Meter Rapid-Fire Pistol
Rank Name Country Hits/Points Hits/Points Hits/Points Hits/Points Hits/Points Hits/Points Total Hits/Points
1 Huelet L. Benner USA 10/100 10/99 10/93 10/99 10/100 10/91 60/582
2 Panait Câlcâi Romania 10/97 10/98 10/94 10/99 10/98 10/95 60/581
3 Carlos E. D. Saenz-Valiente Argentina 10/99 10/97 10/97 10/98 10/97 10/93 60/581
4 William W. McMillan USA 10/99 10/96 10/94 10/100 10/97 10/93 60/579
5 Mario de Armas Fernández Cuba 10/98 10/98 10/93 10/92 10/100 10/95 60/576
6 Leonard Ravilo Finland 10/96 10/99 10/91 10/98 10/97 10/92 60/573
7 Walter L. Devine USA 10/96 10/97 10/94 10/97 10/97 10/91 60/572
8 Harry W. Reeves USA 10/98 10/93 10/94 10/97 10/99 10/90 60/571
9 Väinö Heusala Finland 10/96 10/96 10/93 10/96 10/95 10/94 60/570
10 Gheorghe Lykiardopol Romania 10/99 10/95 10/90 10/95 10/96 10/93 60/568

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championship Book)


World Championships
25 Meter Center-Fire Pistol
Rank Name Country Points Points Points Points Points Points Total Hits/Points
1 Harry W. Reeves USA 94 97 95 98 100 95 30/579
2 Walter R. Walsh USA 92 95 94 99 98 98 30/576
3 Huelet L. Benner USA 97 98 96 98 94 93 30/576
4 William W. McMillan USA 94 93 97 97 97 95 30/573
5 Angel Leon-Gozalo Spain 95 96 94 95 94 98 30/572
6 Erik V. Fagerholm Sweden 93 94 95 95 94 95 30/566
7 Rafael Bermejo Mexico 95 93 89 95 95 97 30/564
8 Eric Holmberg Sweden 87 90 91 96 97 98 30/559
9 José Reyes-Rodriguez Mexico 91 90 90 95 97 95 30/558
10 Felix Cortes Philippines 95 88 91 94 96 94 30/558

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championship Book)



World Championship Match
50 Meter Free Pistol Team Competition
Rank Country Total Pts
1 Sweden 2718
2 Switzerland 2698
3 Finland 2671
4 United States of America 2670
5 Argentina 2645
6 Mexico 2628
7 Brazil 2623
8 Italy 2614
9 Norway 2592
10 Yugoslavia 2548
11 France 2481
12 Denmark 2469
13 Egypt 2462
14 Venzuela 2454

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Sweden Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Torsten Ullman 558
2 Åke S. H. Lindblom 555
3 Sture M. Nordlund 536
4 Hugo Lundkvist 535
5 Schött 534
Team Total: 2718

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Switzerland Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Heinz Ambühl 551
2 Rudolf Schnyder 545
3 Heinrich Keller 535
4 Beat Rhyner 535
5 Alex Specker 532
Team Total: 2698

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Finland Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Klaus Lahti 546
2 Oiva Tylli 541
3 Leonard Ravilo 533
4 Jussi Hölsö 528
5 Sven Widnäs 523
Team Total: 2671

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


United States Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Huelet L. Benner 555
2 Thomas J. Sharpe 536
3 Harry W. Reeves 529
4 Walter R. Walsh 525
5 William A. Hancock 525
Team Total: 2670

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Argentina Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Ovidio Garay 539
2 Oscar R. Bidegain 536
3 Angel A. Manelli 525
4 Antonio Cannavo 525
5 Carlos T. Choque 520
Team Total: 2645

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Mexico Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Rafael Bermejo 533
2 Pedro Aviles-Franco 532
3 José Reyes-Rodriguez 527
4 Miguel Lambarri-Merino 521
5 Raul Ybarra-Zapata 515
Team Total: 2628

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Brazil Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Silvino Fernandes-Ferreira 532
2 Alvaro J. dos Santos, Jr. 530
3 Pedro Simäo 523
4 Jorge M. Mesquita de Oliveira 522
5 Ademar O. Onessimo-Faller 516
Team Total: 2623

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Italy Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Luciano Galesi 539
2 Renato Sacchi 524
3 Michele Lemme 519
4 Giorgio Ercolani 516
5 Nicola Nigro 516
Team Total: 2614

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Norway Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Gunnar E. Svendsen 536
2 Rolf Klemesten 524
3 Reidar Tørmoen 520
4 Odd Bonde-Nielsen 516
5 Leif H. Eriksen 496
Team Total: 2592

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Yugoslavia Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Rudolf Vuk 523
2 Antun Jelic 519
3 Rudolf Klancir 507
4 Edward Delorenco 504
5 Pavle Alavanja 495
Team Total: 2548

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


France Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Roger Tauvel 516
2 Marcel L. Drubay 499
3 Raymond A. G. Wahl 499
4 Gabriel Pivin 489
5 André Martin 478
Team Total: 2481

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Denmark Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Preben Kühl 523
2 Skovgaard Jensen 515
3 Fritz S. Larsen 492
4 Frits G. Tillisch 476
5 Svend A. Johansen 463
Team Total: 2469

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Egypt Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Shousha Antoine 517
2 Hassan M. El Tohami 500
3 Aly M. A. Ahmed 485
4 Mardin Y. Arif 483
5 Aly F. Kachef 477
Team Total: 2462

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Venezuela Team
Rank Name Total Points
1 Héctor D. Lima-Polanco 536
2 Manuel A. Bonilla-Chacón 500
3 Rigoberto R. Ricero Lucena 492
4 Carlos A. Marrero-Cabrera 479
5 Luis A. Cordoba-Betancour 447
Team Total: 2454

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


The Helsinki Challenge Trophy
25 Meter Rapid-Fire Pistol Team Competition
Rank Country Total Points
1 United States of America 2304
2 Finland 2272
3 Argentina 2264
4 Sweden 2234
5 Italy 2222
6 West Germany 2220
7 Mexico 2188
8 Venezuela 2132
9 Norway 2175
10 Denmark 2137

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


World Championship Match
25 Meter Rapid-Fire Pistol Team Competition
United States
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Huelet L. Benner 60 582
2 William W. McMillan 60 579
3 Walter L. Devine 60 572
4 Harry W. Reeves 60 571
Team Total: 240/2304

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Finland Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Leonard Ravilo 60 573
2 Väinö Heusala 60 570
3 Jussi Hölsö 60 568
4 Lauri Toikka 60 561
Team Total: 240/2272

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Argentina Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Carlos E. D. Saenz-Valiente 60 581
2 Oscar R. Cervo 60 566
3 Enrique Schack 60 563
4 Guillermo A. P. Cabral 60 554
Team Total: 240/2264

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Sweden Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Gösta Pihl 60 567
2 Gustav A. Quist 60 565
3 Eric Holmberg 60 557
4 Erik Danielson 60 545
Team Total: 240/2234

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Italy Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Francesco Linari 60 562
2 Giorgio Pennacchietti 60 553
3 Fernando Bernini 60 552
4 Borriello Michelangelo 59 555
Team Total: 239/2222

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)

West German Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Ernst Schlegelmilch 60 561
2 Erich Spörer 60 555
3 Fritz Bucherer 60 555
4 Ludwig Leupold 59 549
Team Total: 239/2220

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Mexico Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Ernesto C. Montemayor-Rodriguez 60 558
2 Carlos Rodriguez-Guerrero 60 552
3 José Reyes-Rodriguez 60 539
4 Miguel Lambarri-Merino 59 539
Team Total: 239/2188

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Venezuela Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Hermán Barreto-Avellaneda 60 562
2 Alfredo Sabater-Delgado 60 550
3 Carlos A. Marrero-Cabrera 60 514
4 Carlos A. Monteverde-Perez 57 506
Team Total: 237/2132

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Norway Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Gunnar E. Svendsen 60 558
2 Oddvar W. Nilssen 59 558
3 William Winge 59 533
4 Birger Bühring-Andersen 58 521
Team Total: 236/2175

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Denmark Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Per Nielsen 60 559
2 Per Winge 59 535
3 Kristian Lundemann 59 535
4 Louis Saunte 58 520
Team Total: 236/2137

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


France Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 André Martin 60 546
2 Louis M. Molle 59 546
3 Michel Ramport 59 505
4 Ludovic Héraud 58 527
Team Total: 236/2124

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)

Brazil Team
Rank Name Hits Total Hits/Points
1 Guilherme Vieira-Cavalanti 59 562
2 Pedro Simão 59 540
3 Silvino Fernandes-Ferreira 59 537
4 Ademar Onessimo-Faller 58 536
Team Total: 235/2175

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


World Championship Match
25 Meter Center-Fire Pistol Team Competition
Rank Country Total Pts
1 United States of America 2304
2 Sweden 2234
3 Mexico 2207
4 Finland 2187
5 Switzerland 2162
6 Brazil 2154
7 Norway 2151
8 Denmark 2058
9 Venezuela 1999

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


United States Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Harry W. Reeves 286 293 579
2 Walter R. Walsh 281 295 576
3 Huelet L. Benner 291 285 576
4 William W. McMillan 284 289 573
Team Total: 2304

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Sweden Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Erik V. Fagerholm 282 284 565
2 Eric Holmberg 268 291 559
3 Gunnar Schött 277 281 558
4 Carl E. Roback 274 277 551
Team Total: 2234

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Mexico Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Rafael Bermejo 287 287 564
2 José Reyes-Rodriguez 271 287 558
3 Carlos Rodriguez-Gerrero 271 273 544
4 Pedro Aviles-Franco 269 272 541
Team Total: 2207

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Finland Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Jussi Hölsö 276 282 558
2 Vilho Taalikka 267 287 554
3 Frans Lahnaviiki 270 274 544
4 Klaus Lahti 285 246 531
Team Total: 2187

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Switzerland Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Heinrich Keller 277 270 574
2 Ernst Flückiger 263 279 542
3 Friedrich Wild 270 267 537
4 Alex Specker 280 256 536
Team Total: 2162

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Brazil Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Guilherme Vieira-Cavalcanti 277 276 553
2 Ademar Onessimo-Faller 279 268 547
3 Silvino Fernandes-Ferreira 280 257 537
4 Pedro Simão 268 249 517
Team Total: 2154

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Norway Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 William Winge 266 281 547
2 Gunnar E. Svendsen 274 272 546
3 Even Vestlund 265 270 535
4 Rolf Klementsen 272 251 523
Team Total: 2151

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Denmark Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Per Nielsen 260 260 520
2 Ernst H. Bruhn 253 263 516
3 Svend A. V. Rasmussen 252 261 513
4 Louis Saunte 242 267 509
Team Total: 2058

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Venezuela Team
Rank Name Points Points Total Points
1 Aquiles E. Lopez 261 279 540
2 Manuel A. Bonilla-Chacón 251 263 514
3 Jesús M. Guerrero-Rivas 242 231 473
4 León Droz-Blanco 252 220 472
Team Total: 1999

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championships Book)


Championship Badges
50 Meter Free Pistol
Rank Name Country Points Points Points Points Points Points Total Points
1 Torsten Ullman Sweden 97 96 94 91 93 95 566 *
2 Huelet L. Benner USA 95 94 93 95 91 92 560 *
3 Angel Leon-Cozalo Spain 92 92 93 93 93 93 556 *
4 Heinz Ambühl Switzerland 93 89 92 91 91 94 550 *
5 Hugo Lundkvist Sweden 94 88 88 93 91 94 548 *
6 Sture M. Nordlund Sweden 98 92 89 98 90 91 547 *
7 Oscar R. Bidegain Argentina 93 91 91 90 92 90 547 *
8 Harry W. Reeves USA 92 92 90 86 94 92 546 *
9 Beat Rhyner Switzerland 94 88 88 91 91 93 545 *
10 Oiva Tylli Findland 87 93 92 89 94 89 544 *
14 Thomas J. Sharpe USA 88 88 90 93 91 92 542 *
43 William A. Hancock USA 90 85 88 89 86 90 528 **
47 Walter R. Walsh USA 84 85 88 88 88 94 527 **
69 Walter L. Devine USA 84 88 90 86 82 87 517 **
77 William W. McMillan USA 89 86 86 76 84 88 509 ***

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championship Book)

Awarded: *Gold ** Silver or *** Bronze Badges

Championship Badges
25 Meter Rapid Fire Pistol
Rank Name Country Hits/Points Hits/Points Total Points
1 William W. McMillan USA 30/297 30/294 60/591 *
2 Huelet L. Benner USA 30/296 30/294 60/590 *
3 Carlos E. D. Saenz-Valiente Argentina 30/296 30/294 60/590 *
4 Panait Câlcâi Romania 30/296 30/291 60/587 *
5 Gheorghe Lykiardopol Romania 30/293 30/292 60/585 *
6 Oscar R. Cervo Argentina 30/293 30/291 60/584 *
7 Walter L. Deviine USA 30/293 30/291 60/584 *
8 Pennti Linnosvuo Findland 30/294 30/289 60/583 *
9 Väinö Heusala Findland 30/293 30/289 60/582 *
10 Leonard Ravilo Findland 30/291 30/290 60/581 *
16 Harry W. Reeves USA 30/287 30/286 60/573 *
20 Thomas J. Sharpe USA 30/288 30/283 60/571 *
23 Walter R. Walsh USA 30/286 30/285 60/571 *

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championship Book)

Awarded: *Gold ** Silver or *** Bronze Badges

Championship Badges
25 Meter Center Fire Pistol
Rank Name Country Points Points Points Points Points Points Total Points
1 Harry W. Reeves USA 95 100 96 100 99 99 30/589 *
2 Huelet L. Benner USA 95 97 97 98 98 98 30/583 *
3 William W. McMillan USA 94 98 96 98 96 97 30/579 *
4 Walter L. Devine USA 94 94 94 98 100 97 30/577 *
5 Thomas J. Sharpe USA 96 97 95 99 89 99 29/575 *
6 Walter R. Walsh USA 96 96 97 96 95 94 30/574 *
7 Eric Holmberg Sweden 97 92 90 98 93 97 30/567 *
8 William A. Hancock USA 94 92 94 96 95 94 30/565 *
9 Viho Taalikka Findland 87 95 91 98 96 97 30/564 *
10 Gunnar E. Svendsen Norway 94 90 93 96 94 93 30/560 *

(Source: The 35th World Shooting Championship Book)

Awarded: *Gold ** Silver or *** Bronze Badges


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