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The Queen's Cup competition in 1910

For more on W.W. Greener, see Greener on Ammunition and the Greener "Queen's Cup" Martini Rifle, plus Greener's Fencing Musket, other large and small-frame Greener's Martini target rifles, and the Greener Miniature Club and Cadet Rifles


 

February 26, 1910.
THE RIFLEMAN

The Queen's Cup, 1910.

Open to any individual member of any club affiliated to the Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs before February 24th. 1910, whose club subscription has been paid for the current year.
The following awards will be made:
To the winning county}'-H.M. the Queen's Cup (to be held by the Lord Lieutenant of the county) and a gold medal to each member of the team.
A silver medal to each of the members of the other county teams competing in the final stage.
A bronze medal to each member of the other county teams.
A certificate to each member of each county twenty that does not win a medal.
PRELIMINARY STAGE.
To be completed by April 1st, 1910. (Fired at Home on indoor or outdoor range).
(a) Ten shots, deliberate, at 25 yards. Society's Standard decimal target.
(b) Ten shots, rapid, in go seconds, at 25 yards. Society's Standard decimal target.
FIRST STAGE.
To be completed by May 14th.1910.
To be shot for by the 20 competitors in each county making the highest scores in the Preliminary Stage.
(Fired at Home on indoor or outdoor range.)
(a) Ten shots, deliberate, at 2.5 yards. Society's Standard decimal target.
(b) Ten shots, rapid, in go seconds, at z-, yards. Society's Standard decimal target.
The six leading competitors in each county in this stage constitute the county team.
SECOND STAGE.
To be completed by June l0th, 1910.
To be shot for by county teams of six.
(Fired at home on indoor or outdoor range of each individual member comprising the team.)
(a) Ten shots, deliberate, at 25 yards. So¬ciety's Standard decimal target.
(b? Ten shots, rapid, in go seconds, at 2,5 yards. Society's Standard decimal target.
The four leading county teams are entitled to shoot in the final stage.
FINAL STAGE.
To be contested by the four county teams, shoulder to shoulder,
on the range of the Ham and Peter-ham Rifle Club, London, on the 2nd of July, 1910.
(a) Ten shots, deliberate, at 25 yards. So¬ciety's Standard decimal target.
(b) Ten shots, deliberate, at 5o yards. So¬ciety's Standard decimal target.
(c) Tell shots, deliberate, at 100 yards. So¬ciety's Standard decimal target.
(d) Ten shots, rapid, in go seconds, at ~o Yards. Society's Secondary target.
REGULATIONS.
Entry Forms. - Entry forms are enclosed herewith. The Secretary of each club is en¬titled to enter any number of bona-fide mem¬bers of that club, on or before March 1st, 1910, provided his club affiliation fee for the current year has been paid.
TARGETS .-TARGETS will be forwarded to club secretaries as soon as possible after the date on which entries close.
Umpires.-Three umpires must be present and witness the firing. Umpire certificates will be forwarded with the TARGETS , and should be carefully studied.
Sights. - Sights may be of any pattern, fixed or adjustable, both vertically and later¬ally, but ma}- not be fitted with magnifying glasses, telescopes, or spirit levels.
Note.-A single- glass lens may be attached to the backsight, provided that the lens is not an essential portion of the sight, and that the sights are usable without the lens.
Slings.-May be used.
Jams or - Miss-fires.-In the rapid shooting, no extra time will be allowed in respect of jams or miss-fires.
Rapid.-Competitors will load on the word "ready," and fire on the word "commence," and may not fire after the words "cease fire_" Time will be reckoned from the word "com¬mence. "
Position.-Any.
Ties.-in the event of ties, additional tar¬gets will be forwarded to those concerned, who must re-shoot the competition before um¬pires without delay, and return the TARGETS to the Society.
Should the range of a competitor's club not comply with the conditions as to distance, permission may be granted, upon application to the Society stating the name of the range upon which the competitor wishes to fire, for him to fire upon another range, but the com¬petitor himself must obtain the necessary per¬mission from the club to whom the range be¬longs.
The Society of Miniature Rifle Clubs re¬serves to itself the right of accepting or re¬fusing any entry, and of deciding any ques¬tion whatsoever that may arise in connection with this competition.

For more on W.W. Greener, see Greener on Ammunition and the Greener "Queen's Cup" Martini Rifle, plus Greener's Fencing Musket, other large and small-frame Greener's Martini target rifles, and the Greener Miniature Club and Cadet Rifles

 


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