Tuesday, April 5, 2016

The 1908 California Rifle Team

From Shorpy's historic photo archive, here is the 1908 California Rifle Team at Camp Perry. Click on this link for the full size image and a close up of some 1903 Springfield rifles.

Muzzle and trigger discipline was something for the future. On the other hand, I'll be they traveled by train and no one thought twice about them bringing the rifles and ammunition with them.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of one of my favorite photos hanging on the wall at my local gun club. It is of the Boston Globe Rifle team (circa 1880's I believe), and they are a very well dressed group of gentlemen with their target rifles. I am 99.9 percent certain that no such team exists at the Globe today, and that is a shame.