Border Is Locked Tight (Granitsa na zamke)

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Border Is Locked Tight (Granitsa na zamke)
Granitsa na zamke DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vasily Zhuravlyov
Konstantin Kogtev
Release Date 1937
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Stashenko Semyon Svashenko
The colonel Konstantin Nassonov
Sgt. Krayev Konstantin Gradopolov
Pvt. Vasily Golovin Viktor Arkasov
Pvt. Fyodor Orekhov Fyodor Seleznyov
Von Steinbach aka "Ivan Timofeev" Mikhail Grodskiy


Border Is Locked Tight (original title Granitsa na zamke) is a Soviet 1937 B&W adventure movie directed by Vasily Zhuravlyov and Konstantin Kogtev. A group of spies and saboteurs from Nazi Germany tries to cross the Soviet border but they intercepted by Soviet border guards (in reality, USSR and Germany had no common border in 1937).


The following weapons were used in the film Border Is Locked Tight (Granitsa na zamke):

Contents


Handguns

M1911

The spy Von Steinbach aka "Ivan Timofeev" (Mikhail Grodskiy) and his guide Dolbnya (Daniil Vvedenskiy) carry M1911 pistols. The commander of border guard outpost Lt. Stashenko (Semyon Svashenko) also carries an M1911, standing for a service Tokarev TT-33 pistol.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
The German intelligence officer (Pavel Massalsky) handles an M1911 and a Mauser C96 to Von Steinback when he and his group prepares to cross the border.
Von Steinbach holds a Mauser and a Colt.
Dolbnya holds his Colt.
Dolbnya fires...
...but is disarmed.
Von Steinbach runs with a Colt in hand.
Lt. Stashenko leads pursuing border guards. His pistol also appears to be an M1911.
Another view of Lt. Stashenko's pistol.
The hammer spur of Lt. Stashenko's is seen.

Mauser C96

Von Steinbach (Mikhail Grodskiy) dual wields a Mauser C96 with an M1911. Two more spies, Fedorchuk (Ernst Gunn) and an uncredited one, also carry Mauser pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The German intelligence officer (Pavel Massalsky) handles an M1911 and a Mauser C96 to Von Steinback when he and his group prepares to cross the border.
Von Steinback tuckes a Mauser at his belt in the same scene.
Von Steinbach holds a Mauser and a Colt during the shootout with border guards.
A Mauser and three F-1 hand grenades, taken away from captured Fedorchuk.
Von Steinbach holds a Mauser and an F-1 during the final encounter with border guards.
Lt. Stashenko (Semyon Svashenko) holds a Mauser, taken away from captured Von Steinbach.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Soviet border guards, including Sgt. Krayev (Konstantin Gradopolov) and Pvts. Golovin (Viktor Arkasov), Orekhov (Fyodor Seleznyov) and Khemelyov (Mikhail Viktorov), are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, mostly seen with attached bayonets.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The border guards stand in formation.
Lt. Stashenko (Semyon Svashenko) handles a rifle to a rookie Pvt. Golovin.
A group of border guards load their rifles when going on patrol.
M91/30 rifles in stand.
A close view of M91/30 rifle at the left.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

Von Steinbach (Mikhail Grodskiy) and other spies are also armed with F-1 hand grenades.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Two hand grenades are seen on the table when the group prepares to cross the border.
A Mauser C96 and three F-1s, taken away from captured Fedorchuk.
Von Steinbach holds a Mauser and an F-1 during the final encounter with border guards.

Hebel Flare Pistol Model 1894

In one scene Pvt. Khemelyov (Mikhail Viktorov) fires a flare pistol. Due to its relatively long barrel and grip it can be identified as Hebel Flare Pistol Model 1894.

Hebel Flare Pistol M1894 - 26.5mm
The long barrel is seen.
Another view of the flare pistol.



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