The rank $3$ permutation representations of the finite classical groups

William M. Kantor, Robert A. Liebler
1982 Transactions of the American Mathematical Society  
The permutation representations in the title are all determined, and no surprises are found to occur.
doi:10.1090/s0002-9947-1982-0648077-6 fatcat:3d7eblmqofbvzfn7uuosbfyjam