1899 Sportsmen's Show

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Drew Hause
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1899 Sportsmen's Show

Post by Drew Hause » Tue May 28, 2019 7:32 am

1899 Sportsmen's Show, Madison Square Garden

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Fanning (Smith), Crosby (Baker), Budd (Parker), B. Leroy Woodard, Campello, Mass., (Remington), Heikes (Remington).
Courtesy of Randy Davis.

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Rolla Heikes, shooting a Remington Hammerless Double won the 5th National Sportsmen’s Association Championship Trophy held on the Madison Square Garden roof in March 2-15, 1899
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Eleven days were open for “qualifying matches”, and the 25 highest men shot off in final match on March 15 at 100 Blue Rocks from Magautrap.
Heikes broke 91 and took the first prize, also first medal in the Continuous, as he was tied with Elliott and they agreed to shoot it off in the championship race. During the “qualifying” matches Heikes won first prize five times and the Continuous medal twice, and in the final won first in each.
For 1100 shots in the championship he averaged .938 per cent. He was using a Remington hammerless gun, 45 grains of “Schultze” powder in U.M.C. Smokeless shells.

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Sporting Life, May 6, 1899
The Remington Arms Co., 313 Broadway, New York, displayed in their front window the two prizes won by R. O. Heikes in the trap shooting tournament held in Madison Square Garden. The prize in the Continuous match was a beautiful tea set of silver, and the prize in the association championship was another tea set, but of different pattern.
The large trophy won by E. D. Fulford in the Grand American Handicap last year was also exhibited. These prizes were won with Remington hammerless guns and U. M. C. factory loaded shells.

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Re: 1899 Sportsmen's Show

Post by paul harm » Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:17 am

Thank you for all these post. Just great. You can keep them coming.

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