Crusader (Krestonosets)

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Crusader (Krestonosets)
Krestonosets 1995 Poster.jpg
Poster
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Mikhail Tumanishvili
Aleksandr Inshakov
Release Date 1995
Language Russian
Studio Association of Stunt Performers of Russia
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aleksandr Konov Aleksandr Inshakov
Olga Karavaeva Olga Kabo
Militsiya Maj. Puzyryov Vladimir Ilyin
Slava "Dokhlyi" Valeriy Priyomykhov
Eryoma Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.
Anton Karavaev Pyotr Zaychenko
Isa Aleksandr Peskov
Seryoga Sergei Bezrukov


Crusader (Krestonosets) is a 1995 Russian action movie directed by Mikhail Tumanishvili and Aleksandr Inshakov. A Russian film crew makes a movie about crusaders. One the set in Turkey, a stunt performer perishes. It turns out that his death was set up by criminals who smuggled a large batch of drugs across the border in the coffin. Then the film's producer is killed, and the funds are stolen. Leading stunt performer Aleksandr Konov (Aleksandr Inshakov) begins his personal investigation.

In 1997 the movie was followed by a sequel Unfamiliar Weapon, or Crusader 2 (Neznakomoye oruzhie, ili Krestonosets 2), also describing the adventures of Aleksandr Konov but in more comedy tone.


The following weapons were used in the film Crusader (Krestonosets):

Contents


Revolvers

Unidentified revolvers

Turkish police officers carry snub nose revolvers. Smith & Wesson Model 10 was a service sidearm of Turkish National Police until the mid 1990s but these guns look different.

A Turkish police officer aims his revolver.
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Another police officer holds his revolver.

Pistols

Makarov PM

In the climactic scene Militsiya Maj. Puzyryov (Vladimir Ilyin) and several criminals hold Makarov PM pistols. Aleksandr Konov (Aleksandr Inshakov) takes Puzyryov's pistol.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Anton's henchman holds a PM.
Puzyryov, aiming his PM, is seen in the sniper scope.
The PM on the ground.
Konov takes the pistol.
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He fires at criminals.
The PM runs dry.

TT-33

During the kidnapping of Olga, one of the bandits is armed with a TT-33. Isa's henchmen carry TT pistols in the scene in the restaurant basement. Aleksandr Konov (Aleksandr Inshakov) disarms one of them and uses the pistol. In the climactic shootout when four rival gangs of Anton, Slava "Dokhlyiy", Ergen and Gago fight each other, several bandits use TT pistols.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
A kidnapper surrenders his pistol under the threat of Konov's AKMS.
Konov disarms Isa's henchman.
A TT is seen on the floor near a henchman, beaten down.
Konov fires the captured TT.
The pistol slide is seen cycling.
During the climactic shootout a bandit aims at TT.
Ergen's henchman holds a TT. This is a pre-1947 model, wiped to nearly white.

Walther P38

In the climactic shootout several criminals are armed with Walther P38 pistols. Aleksandr Konov (Aleksandr Inshakov) takes a P38 from a killed bandit.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Konov fires a captured P38.
The pistol runs dry.
Anton's henchman fires a P38.
Same Anton's henchman covers under gunfire. His companion fires an AKMS.

M1911A1

In the climactic shootout crime bosses Ergen (Eldor Urazbaev) and Gago (Tofik Shakhverdiev) carry M1911-style pistols, most likely M1911A1s.

World War II Colt M1911A1 - .45 ACP
Ergen with an M1911.
Gago draws his pistol from shoulder holster.
He is gunned down. The general look of the pistol allows to identify it as M1911.

Unidentified pistol

In one scene a criminal (Sergey Kozachenko) fires at Konov. The pistol is seen very briefly and unclear. The bandit claims that his gun fires plastic less-lethal bullets.

The criminal lowers his gun after gunning down Konov.

Antique Pistols

Two antique pistols are seen on the wall in the villa where Konov temporary works as a guard. One of them is a "Knee Pistol" with Jezail style buttstock. The type of the lock hardly can be seen but flintlock seems to be more possible. The second pistol resembles an Over and Under Howdah Pistol but this is only a guess.

For comparison: Flintlock "Knee Pistol" (a large pistol with small buttstock), Tunisia - 45mm (1.77 inch)
For comparison: Over and Under Double Barreled Howdah pistol
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The "Knee Pistol" is seen on top and the supposed O/U Howdah is below.

Submachine Guns

Sa vz. 26

During the car chase after Konov and Olga, one of the criminals holds an Sa vz. 26 submachine gun. Sa vz. 26 are used by several criminals in the climactic shootout.

Sa vz. 26 - 7.62x25mm
Bandits in the chasing car with an Sa vz. 26 and an AKMS.
Anton's henchman holds an Sa 26 with folded stock-foregrip.
The henchman holds Konov at gunpoint.
The magazine is slanted forwards that indicates 7.62 mm version.
A close-up of the submachine gun in hands of another criminal.
One of "Dokhlyiy"'s henchmen with an Sa 26.
A good view of an Sa 26.

MP40

What seems to be an MP40 is briefly seen in hands of "Dokhlyiy"'s henchman.

MP40 - 9x19mm
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The man at the left holds a supposed MP40.

Rifles

SVD

A hitman uses an SVD in an attempt of Anton Karavaev.

SVD - 7.62x54mm R
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A hitman readies the SVD.
He takes aim.
A frontal view of the sniper rifle.

Unidentified rifle (musket?)

A rifle or musket of unknown model is seen on the wall in the villa. This is a military gun with full-length stock and seemingly some kind of external hammer.

The musket or rifle, used as a wall decoration, is seen at the right. One more long gun is seen at the left, just above Konov's head, but is't barely visible.

Assault Rifles

AKMS

During the kidnapping of Olga, one of the bandits is armed with an AKMS until he is disarmed by Aleksandr Konov. A criminal holds an AKMS (or may be an AKM as the buttstock isn't seen) during the car chase after Konov and Olga. Criminals also use AKMS in the climactic shootout.

AKMS - 7.62x39mm
Konov disarms a kidnapper.
Bandits in chasing car hold an Sa vz. 26 and an AKMS.
Anton's henchman aims an AKMS.
A good view of the front sight.
Anton's henchman (Igor Yurash) with an AKMS.
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Anton's henchman reloads an AKMS.
One more criminal fires an AKMS.
"Dokhlyiy"'s henchman fires an AKMS.
Anton's henchman is gunned down.

AKM

Several of Gago's henchmen are armed with AKM assault rifles.

AKM - 7.62x39mm
Gago's henchman (Vladimir Episkoposyan) holds an AKM.
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Another bandit with an AKM.

Machine Guns

PK

PK machine guns are used by Gago's and Ergen's gangs, including Ergen (Eldor Urazbaev) himself, during the climactic shootout.

PK Machine Gun - 7.62x54mm R. Note the larger curved gas block and the thicker fluted barrel.
One of Ergen's henchmen holds a PK at the right.
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Gago's henchman carries a PK at the background.
Frenzied Ergen fires the PK. The fluted barrel is seen.

Other Weapons

Custom Non-Firing Sniper Rifle

A non-firing movie prop of a suppressed sniper rifle is seen in several scenes. It was specially made for 1986 film Interception (Perekhvat), using parts of various real guns (some of them were taken from Heckler & Koch G3). In addition to the sniper scope, the gun is fitted with the laser sighting device.

The "Spy Rifle" with sniper scope and sound suppressor. The photo from the Russian magazine "MasterRujyo" (Master Gun), 2004, N 5.
A hitman with the suppressed sniper rifle hunts for Olga and Konov.
He tries to run away. The laser sighting device that is seen on previous screenshot now disappears.
Konov examines the captured rifle.
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He gives the gun to Olga.
Olga ajusts the sniper scope. The laser sighting device is mounted on the side of the rifle.
Olga holds the rifle after saving Konov with a well-aimed shot. Again the gun lacks the laser sighting device.

F-1 Hand Grenade

During the encounter in the restaurant basement, criminals make an attempt to kill Konov with an F-1 hand grenade. Anton Karavaev (Pyotr Zaychenko) and several other criminals use F-1 grenades in the final scene.

URG F-1 practice grenade
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Criminals throw a grenade in a storeroom where Konov hides.
During the climactic shootout, "Dokhlyiy"'s henchman throws a grenade at Ergen.
Anton, wounded and interrogated by Slava "Dokhlyiy", opens his hands and activates two grenades.

RPG-7

One of the criminals fires an RPG-7 in the climactic shootout. The launcher is seen only unloaded, even when "firing".

RPG-7 - 40mm
A bandit with an RPG-7.
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The bandit "fires" the unloaded RPG.
The bandit with the RPG is gunned down.


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