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From the archives of the Heritage Treasures Museum: Perfect marksmanship from Riverfield riflemen


Competing in organized shooting for the first time in 1939, the English River Rifle Club of Riverfield posted a perfect score to capture the Quebec provincial title in the first round of the third annual Dominion Marksmen .22 Sporting Rifle Championship Competition.

The Riverfield marksmen led 31 other Quebec rifle teams in the nation-wide tournament. More than a thousand Canadian marksmen competed, representing some 150 rifle teams from over 100 villages, towns, and cities in the Dominion.

Each member of the Riverfield team posted a perfect score of 300 points for a total team score of 1500 x 1500.  They made their debut in record-breaking style.
Do you recognize any relatives from this 1941 picture?

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