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May 1, 2016: A Legend is Born…

Last updated on April 15th, 2018 at 08:52 am


If you are a competitive shooter, you are probably familiar with Camp Perry, Ohio.  Every year since 1907, it has been the location for the NRA's Rifle and Pistol National Matches of the Civilian Marksmanship Program.  Since there is no category for these competitions at the Olympics, the matches at Camp Perry are considered America's "World Series of the Shooting Sports".  Having been there several times myself, I can honestly say it is quite the sight to behold.  While it may not be a very "entertaining" sport to watch, occasionally a moment will come along, one that will make its way into the history books.  One of those moments happened in 1921.  It involved a 62 year old man named George Farr, a backup rifle, a spotting scope fashioned from a pair of opera glasses, and thus resulting in ,"The Birth of a Legend: The Farr Rifle".


"The Birth of a Legend: The Farr Rifle".

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originally posted Thursday, April 21, 2016
By: Doug Wicklund, Senior Curator, National Firearm Museum
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