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Nov. 4, 1931: Maj. John W. Hession won the Metropolitan 1,000-Yard Rifle Championship for the second time, with a perfect score of 100 plus 24 for tie shots on the State Rifle Range in Peekskill, N.Y. Major Hession, pictured here with medals he won in competition, was a member of nine United States rifle teams and was also an advocate. He wrote to the editor in 1942, “Nothing will give our gunners a better idea how to hit instinctively a moving target than shooting at clay pigeons from a trap.” Photo: The New York Times Studios
Nov. 4, 1931: Maj. John W. Hession won the Metropolitan 1,000-Yard Rifle Championship for the second time, with a perfect score of 100 plus 24 for tie shots on the State Rifle Range in Peekskill, N.Y. Major Hession, pictured here with medals he won in competition, was a member of nine United States rifle teams and was also an advocate. He wrote to the editor in 1942, “Nothing will give our gunners a better idea how to hit instinctively a moving target than shooting at clay pigeons from a trap.” Photo: The New York Times Studios

Nov. 4, 1931: Maj. John W. Hession won the Metropolitan 1,000-Yard Rifle Championship for the second time, with a perfect score of 100 plus 24 for tie shots on the State Rifle Range in Peekskill, N.Y. Major Hession, pictured here with medals he won in competition, was a member of nine United States rifle teams and was also an advocate. He wrote to the editor in 1942, “Nothing will give our gunners a better idea how to hit instinctively a moving target than shooting at clay pigeons from a trap.” Photo: The New York Times Studios

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