Born by Revolution: Exam (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Ekzamen)
Born by Revolution (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey) is a Soviet made for TV historical films series, released in 1974-1977, directed by Grigori Kokhan and based on the novel "Povest ob ugolovnom rozyske" ("A Tale of Criminal Investigations Department") by Aleksey Nagorny and Geliy Ryabov. The series depicts the history of Soviet Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) from 1917 to 1970s, seen through the eyes of Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov).
The sixth film Exam (Ekzamen) is set in 1936. Nikolay Kondratyev investigates a murder. The suspect confesses but Kondratyev guesses that the confession is false, and another person is the real murderer.
The following weapons were used in the film Born by Revolution: Exam (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Ekzamen):
Leningrad Militsia personnel carry Nagant M1895 revolvers.
Short-barreled Nagant M1895
FN Model 1910
Due to a continuity error, Petrovich's FN 1910 switches to a TT-33.
1893 Spanish Mauser
In the documentary footage of Spanish civil war the Republicans are seen carrying full length Mauser rifles with straight bolt handles. These are most likely 1893 Spanish Mausers.