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It was George Farr’s first time at the Camp Perry National Matches. On the last relay of Sept. 9, 1921, the 62-year-old Washington state resident pulled a Springfield rifle from the rack and made history. Using an M1903 he had never fired, Farr shot an incredible string of 71 consecutive bulls-eyes at his 1,000-yard target, using government-issued, tin-plated .30-06 ammunition. Only the fading twilight prevented further shooting. Farr’s world record feat quickly attracted the attention of his fellow shooters on the line, who pooled their dollars to make a presentation of the rifle. With funds remaining, a silver trophy named after Farr was also purchased and placed into competition the next year. Ninety years later, George Farr’s descendants decided it was time to have this piece of shooting history memorialized by donating it to the National Firearms Museum.

See the guns of famous shooters such as Annie Oakley sharing galleries with rarities including Gatling guns and much, much more at the National Firearms Museum, located at NRA Headquarters in Fairfax, Va. For more information on the museum’s many educational programs, call (703) 267-1600, e-mail or visit our website at