Border, The (2007)
"The Border", also known as "Raja 1918" and "Border 1918", is a 2007 Finnish movie starring Martin Bahne and is set in the immediate aftermath of the Finnish Civil War of 1918. The war was between the "Whites" (supportive of the goverment of the newly independant Finland) and the "Reds" (essentially the Socialist movement of Finland with some unofficial support from Bolshevik Russia).
The main story revolves about the Finnish Captain Carl von Munck (Martin Bahne), newly returned from the victorious Civil War, recieving a posting near the border to Soviet Russia to prevent "illegal" people from crossing the border. In the tense aftermath of the Civil War, with thousands of Russian refugees fleeing from the aftermath of the Russian bolshevik victory in Russia, no one with Russian heritage is allowed to cross, unless they are willing to face a Finnish firing squad.
The following weapons were used in the film The Border:
Both Russians and Finns are seen with Mosin Nagant rifles. From 1809 to 1917, Finland was a Grand Duchy under direct, but still fairly independant, Russian rule. As such the Finnish Armed forces were armed by the Russians which included the Mosin Nagant rifle.
Arisaka Type 38 Carbine
The leader of the "Reds" Heikki Kiljunen (Tommi Korpela) is seen using a Arisaka Type 38 Carbine with an attached Arisaka bayonet. During World War I, Russia (of which Finland were a part of until 1917) purchased about 600,000 type 30 and 38's from Japan. Alot of these rifles were found in Finland based, Russian controlled arsenals and many of these were "liberated" by both the Whites and the Reds during the 1918 civil war.
Several Officers carry the German Luger P08.
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Several "Whites" are seen armed with the Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Nagant M1895 revolver (including probable)
A "White" soldier is seen firing a revolver at the beginning of the movie. It would be logical to assume it is a Nagant Revolver as the Finns in 1918 on both sides were mostly armed with Russian weapons.