Alamases's Gorge (Ushchelye Alamasov)

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Alamases's Gorge
(Ushchelye Alamasov)
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Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Shnejderov
Release Date 1937
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yú Láng Yuliya Tsay
Jamboon Boris Erdman
Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky Ivan Koval-Samborsky
Krylatkin Nikolay Poplavsky
Andrey Svetlanov Pyotr Savin
Dyndyp Daniil Sagal
Granya Steblina Aleksandra Popova
Oil tycoon Pyotr Arzhanov
Wáng Jì Liáng Li Den Ten
Enemy commander Ir. Kan

Alamases's Gorge (Russian: Ущелье Аламасов; Ushchelye Alamasov) is the 1937 Soviet adventure movie. The group of Soviet-Mongolian explorers enters to wild mountains to find the oilfield. Native peoples didn't traveled here due mysterious creatures, called Alamases lives in this place. Explorers comes to destination and, suddenly found the enemy soldiers (the hostile state isn't named but the uniform and weaponry of the soldiers resembles Imperial Japanese Army), which hidenly invade in Mongolia. Now, they must fights with intervents and opens the mystery of Alamases.

PC Alamas is the mysterious semyhuman like creature from the folk religions of native peoples of Far East, that's existence currently still neser proved and not disproved.

The following weapons were used in the film Alamases's Gorge (Ushchelye Alamasov):



Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

Enemy commander (Ir. Kan) and several his soldiers uses Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"s.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the rear tangent sight; in something of a display of wishful thinking, the C96's sight is adjustable for ranges up to 1000 meters. Later examples had a sight adjustable to a still unrealistic 500 meters. C96 pistols with fixed rear sights are very rare.
Enemy commander (Ir. Kan) draws his mauser.
Enemy soldier tries to use his pistol, while being killed.
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Enemy commander brandishes his mauser.
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Enemy soldier with the mauser.
Escaping Enemy commander fires his pistol at purser.

Tokarev TT-33

Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky (Ivan Koval-Samborsky) carry an Tokarev TT-33 in holster.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Enemy soldier disarms Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky from his sidearm.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Many varios characters carry Mosin Nagant Rifles. Due the shape of front sight, it's may be original Mosin Nagant M1891.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Dyndyp (Daniil Sagal) with the rifle on the shoulder. Note the lack of cleaning rod.
Andrey Svetlanov (Pyotr Savin) with the rifle on the sholder.
Another view of Andrey's rifle.
Native guides with the rifles.
Partisans puts the rifle on the ground.
Jamboon (Boris Erdman) and several Soviet-Mongolian explorers with the rifles.
Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky (Ivan Koval-Samborsky) and several other Soviet-Mongolian explorers with the rifles.
Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky and Jamboon aims their rifles.
Yú Láng (Yuliya Tsay) charges her rifle.
Krylatkin (Nikolay Poplavsky) fires.


Several characters, include Dyndyp, Granya Steblina (Aleksandra Popova) and Krylatkin (Nikolay Poplavsky) uses TOZ-8 rifles.

TOZ-8 - .22LR
Granya Steblina with the rifle.
Good view of the rifle's shape.
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Krylatkin carry rifle on the shoulder.
Stock is seen.
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Arisaka Type 38

Bayonet attached Arisaka Type 38 is the standart long guns of the enemy soldiers. Several partisans, include their commander Wáng Jì Liáng (Li Den Ten) were armed with the Arisaka Type 38. Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky also carry Arisaka Type 38.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Enemy soldier with the rifle.
Bayonets are seen.
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Soldier during the attack on Soviet-Mongolian explorers.
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Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky (at the right) with the rifle.
Partisan with the rifle. Muzzle shape is seen.
Another partisan cleans his rifle.
Wáng Jì Liáng puts his rifle on the ground.
Wáng Jì Liáng with the rifle.

Machine Guns

Lewis Gun

Enemy soldier uses Lewis Gun. It doesn't fired onscreen.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
Enemy soldier at the center aims the machine gun. It has a standard bipod unlike the one seen below.
Lewis Gun, produced by Savage Arms Company, on Light Ground Mount support - .30-06
Enemy soldier charges his Lewis. This is Savage Arms Company produced machine gun, identified by the Light Ground Mount three-leg support (unlike the bipod of British Lewis).
Enemy soldier fires.
Enemy commander (Ir. Kan) fires.

Colt 1895 Automatic Machine Gun

Several enemy soldiers fires Colt 1895 Automatic Machine Gun. Dyndyp captures it. Most likely the machine guns are of Russian contract M1895/14 model.

Colt 1895/14 machine gun, Russian contract version - 7.62x54mm R
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Enemy soldier fires.
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Another view of the same scene.
Dyndyp kills the enemy gunner.
Dyndyp readies captured machine gun.
Dyndyp fires.

Lewis Model 1924

Soviet R-5 combat plane was equiped with the Twin Lewis Model 1924. Note: "Model 1924" is a Soviet designation of infantry Lewis machine guns, converted for aircraft service. They were used on some Soviet planes in late 1920s until replaced by Degtyaryov DA. Unlike "true" aircraft Lewis, "Model 1924" still had the radiator fins and was fitted only with 47-round drum magazines.

Twin Lewis Model 1924 on Tur-6 mounting on Soviet TB-1 bomber.
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Perfect view of the machine gun.


Improvised Grenades

Several Soviet-Mongolian explorers uses improvised grenades, made with tins.

Improvise "Jam Tin Grenade"
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Krylatkin through the grenade.
Granya Steblina tooked grenade from the hands of another injured explorer.
Jamboon prepair to use the grenade.

R-5 combat plane

Soviet R-5 cobat plaine can be seen at the film climax.

View from the frontal...
...and right side of the plane.
Perfect view of the frontal part of the plane.

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