Junior Palma Match


The Palma match goes far back to 1876 at the time of “The Great Centennial Rifle Match”.  This was a 1000 yard rifle match.  The trophy for this match was designed by Tiffany’s of New York and was a replica for a Roman Legion Standard which stood seven and a half feet. At the top of the trophy is an eagle wings spread; below was a wreath of laurel with a bar behind it with the word “Palma” inscribed upon it. The Romans used the palms and laurel as symbols of victory.  Inscribed on this baroque trophy are the words “In the name of the United States and the riflemen of the world”.  The title “The Great Centennial Rifle Match” was soon replaced with a short description of “Palma”.

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