John Bryant Paine (1870 - 1951)

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About John Bryant Paine

John Bryant Paine (April 8, 1870 – August 2, 1951) was an American shooter. He competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens.

Paine entered all three of the pistol events at the 1896 Games, but actually competed in only one. He and his brother Sumner Paine, were disqualified from the rapid fire pistol event for not having the appropriate caliber pistol. Both of the Paines used Colt revolvers, firearms that were far superior to those used by their opponents in the military pistol match.

John won the event easily, scoring 442 points on 25 hits out of 30 shots. Sumner was not far behind, at 380 points on 23 hits; the third place finisher scored only 205 points.

Paine then withdrew from the free pistol event, citing his desire to not embarrass his Greek hosts.

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