An Old, Old Tale (Staraya, staraya skazka)

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An Old, Old Tale (Staraya, staraya skazka)
Staraya staraya skazka Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Nadezhda Kosheverova
Release Date 1969
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Soldier / Puppeteer Oleg Dal
Princess / Daughter of innkeeper Marina Neyolova
King / Innkeeper Vladimir Etush
Wizard Georgi Vitsin
Witch Vera Titova
Prince-chimney sweeper Viktor Perevalov
Oriental prince Igor Dmitriev
Bodyguard of the princess Georgiy Shtil


An Old, Old Tale (Staraya, staraya skazka) is a Soviet 1969 (filmed 1968) adventure musical film directed by Nadezhda Kosheverova and based on fairy tales by Hans Christian Andersen, primarily "The Tinderbox".


The following weapons were used in the film An Old, Old Tale (Staraya, staraya skazka):

Contents


Revolvers

Webley Mk VI

Despite wearing mid-19th century style uniform, Soldier (Oleg Dal) carries a Webley Mk VI revolver. It appears to be the same gun, seen in several Lenfilm productions, notably The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson. In one scene Bodyguard of the princess (Georgiy Shtil) dual wields a Webley and a Mle 1892 (see below).

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
Soldier holds his revolver when he went down into the magic well.
Soldier carries the revolver in his belt when he gets out from the well.
The grip of the revolver is seen.
The revolver on table.
The bodyguard holds a large revolver that seems to be the same Webley.
Soldier confronts the King in Princess' bedroom.
The only close view of the revolver on a promotion still of the said scene.

MAS Mle 1892

Bodyguard of the princess (Georgiy Shtil) carries several firearms, one of which is a Mle 1892 revolver.

Modèle d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
The Bodyguard (in center) holds a revolver and a percussion dueling pistol (see below).
The slim grip with lanyard ring is seen.
The cylinder and large hammer spur are seen.
One more view of the revolver.
The grip is seen.

Pistols

Percussion Cap Pistol

One more firearm, carried by the Bodyguard of the princess (Georgiy Shtil), is a Percussion Cap Pistol of military pattern.

Percussion cap pistol
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The bodyguard holds a military style percussion cap pistol and a percussion dueling pistol (see below).
Pistols of the bodyguard are seen better on the promotion still.

Percussion Dueling Pistol

The Bodyguard also carries a Percussion Dueling Pistol.

Percussion Cap Ardesa 1871 Dueling Pistol - .45 inch
The bodyguard holds the long-barreled dueling pistol when speaking to Soldier.
The grip is seen.
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The bodyguard with percussion dueling pistol.
Pistols of the bodyguard are seen better on the promotion still.

Percussion Pocket Pistol

The Bodyguard also carries a Percussion Pocket Pistol.

Percussion pocket pistol - 11mm
Staraya staraya skazka-PocketPistol-1.jpg
The bodyguard with his pocket pistol.
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Closer view of the gun.

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol

In one scene the king's coachman (Boris Leskin) shoots in air, starting the contest of princess's riddles. He uses a Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol. This gun is also seen in several Lenfilm productions, standing for large caliber muzzleloading pistol of 19th century.

Webley & Scott No. 1 Mk. III* Signal Pistol - 1 inch - brass frame and barrel
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The coachman shoots, starting the contest of riddles.



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