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Britain's National Rifle Association holds its annual Shooting Competition on Wimbledon Common

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07/04/1861
The National Rifle Association held its second annual Prize Shooting Competition on Wimbledon Common outside London.  The elite competions drew 3785 shooters, almost triple the 1860 number, and other open competitions attracted a staggering 46,432, more than a five-fold increase on the previous year.  More than 100,000 rounds were provided to those without their own ammunition. Entry fees brought in £9284 and, in addition, 21, 771 paid spectators watched the firing and the review that followed. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 116-117. 

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