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He was a tremendous trapshooter in his day! First ever 100 straight in doubles in ATA History and did it with an old Marlin Pump gun ( Denver Col. 1926)!
 

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Clay Target Championship of America in 1917
Grand American Doubles Championship, 1912 and 1934
Grand American HOA in 23’, 24’, and 32’

Arie’s first GAH was 1905

1912 GAH using a Winchester pump
Double Championship 89/100
Consolation Handicap - High score over all made by Mark Arie with 96x100 from 20 yards.
High Average on all Targets - Mark Arie with a score of 746x800.

Arie became the first Grand Doubles Champion in 1912 when he won the title with 89. A span of 22 years later, in 1934, he won his second Doubles crown.

1913 GAH
Mark Arie, Thomasboro, Ills., with a Winchester repeating shotgun. Score, 653x700 and high amateur average for all single and double targets throughout the entire program, 733 out of 800 from 18 and 21 yards

Arie made the remarkably high average of 96.17 per cent, on all his registered 16-yard targets for 1913, breaking 1587x1650. Selecting a new gun, for 1914, Arie decided that the Marlin hammerless trap gun was the best gun with which to endeavor to better his remarkably high average of 1913.
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/SportingLife/1914/VOL_62_NO_24/SL6224024.pdf

Marlin Trap Gun 3-1-13
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/SportingLife/1913/VOL_60_NO_26/SL6026019.PDF
The Marlin Firearms Company, of New Haven, Conn., has completed its line of 12-gauge hammerless repeating shotguns by bringing out in addition to the standard Grade "A" gun, the new Grades B, C and D, for general shooting and the No. 28T and No. 28T.S., these latter made especially for trap shooting, the two trap guns being advertised in this issue. These guns possess all the good shooting qualities of the Marlin guns that won the high average on combined single and double targets at the Westy Hogans in the hands of A. L Chamberlain, and with which Billy Hoon won the Western Independent Handicap and the G. A. H. Preliminary.
The guns are attractive in appearance, the standard trap gun having raised, matted rib barrel and the trap special regular matted barrel, both having straight grip trap stock with large broad butt.



January 26 – 31 1914.
At the Sunny South Handicap, the big six-day shoot at Houston, Tex. Mark Arie, of Thomasboro, Ills., gave another splendid exhibition of his superior trap shooting ability by winning the high amateur average for all targets thrown and also the Sunny South Handicap, premier event of the week. In winning the big handicap event, Arie broke 94 out of a possible 100 targets, although handicapped by shooting from the extreme distance 22 yards. He also made high score over all 1140x1205 94.6 per cent. He was using a brand new, specially built, Marlin hammerless trap gun, D grade (Model 28), which he had never given a real tryout until he started shooting at Houston.



1914 GAH
Mark Arie of Thomasboro, III, won the Introductory Event with 194 out of 200, from 18 yards. (Marlin)
http://www.la84foundation.org/SportsLibrary/SportingLife/1914/VOL_64_NO_03/SL6403025.pdf

Arie tied for the GAH title in 1917 with 98, only to lose the shootoff.

In 1919 he led the amateurs in singles with a .9780 mark on 2,920 targets, an amateur record at the time.

It was in 1920 that Arie added international fame to his list of accomplishments by winning the individual gold medal in the Olympics. He smashed 95x100 at Antwerp, Belgium. He was also a member of the U.S. group that won the team gold medal in the 1920 Olympics. Frank Troeh and Frank Wright were 2nd and 3rd.
1920 Olympic Games

F. W. McNeir, F. S. Wright, F. M. Troeh, H. R. Bonser, M. Arie, Jay Clark, Jr. (Capt). From "Trapshooting: The Patriotic Sport" by D. H. Eaton



He used his Marlin Model Model 28 (introduced in 1913) in the Olympic games. The gun and Olympic medals are shown on p. 396 in Marlin Firearms: A History of the Guns and the Company That Made Them by William S. Brophy but is mislabeled as a Model 43 which was not introduced until 1922.

Arie decided to give it a try as an industry rep in 1921 but returned to the amateur ranks after one year, and was using a Parker SBT. During the 1921 Grand, he tied for the professional championship.

In 1923 Arie became the first maximum-yardage shooter (23 yards) ever to win the GAH, posting 96. Besides tieing for the GAH in 1917, Arie annexed the Clay Target Championship. He won the singles title again in 1928 and was High-Over-All leader at the Grand in 1912, 1913, 1917, 1918, 1923, 1924 and 1932. In 1932 he tied for the Jim Day Cup, symbolic of the All-Around Championship.

Using a L.C. Smith, he was the first shooter to run 100 straight doubles from scratch when he broke the first 163 in a 200-bird race at the Great Western Handicap at the Denver (CL.) Municipal TC on July 18, 1926.

 

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He was still competing in 1937

8-22-37 Waterloo (Iowa) Daily Courier
A quarter of a century ago, when Bob Zuppke reported an Illinois football coach, Mark Arie of Champaign purchased a Shotgun for $50. In the ensuing years, he has won more than $150,000 in prize money. Winner of the Grand American handicap in 1923, Arie recently prevailed in the International Handicap in Detroit with 197 out of 200 to prove that he is back in form.
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
jimmy thats bad ass unreal piece ive found out more about mark from all of you than
i ever dremt and i live only about 7 mile all my life
from where he did i thank u all
 
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