|Elusive Jan (Neulovimyy Yan)
||Tbilisi Film Studios
|German army officier
Elusive Jan (Neulovimyy Yan) is a Soviet B&W 1942 war movie, directed by Isidor Annensky and Vladimir Petrov. It is based on the real story of Czech resistance fighter Jan Smudek.
The following weapons were used in the film Elusive Jan (Neulovimyy Yan):
Milcha (Evgeniya Gorkusha) owns a pocket pistol that appears to be a Korovin TK. A pocket pistol of similar outlook (probably same prop) is seen in hands of a Gestapo agent.
Milcha sleeps with a pistol in hand.
A Gestapo agent at the right holds a pistol that is supposed to be a TK.
FN Model 1903
An FN Model 1903 pistol appears in several scenes in hands of Gestapo agents. Jan Smudek (Evgeniy Samoylov) disarms an agent and takes his pistol. A single prop is reused, identified by visible lack of barrel bushing.
FN Browning Model 1903 - 9x20mm Browning Long
A guard of German labor camp executes a Czech.
A Gestapo agent at the right holds an FN Model 1903.
Jan disarms a Gestapo agent.
Jan fires the pistol. The lack of barrel bushing is seen.
A plainclothes Gestapo agent (Kote Daushvili
) fires at a Czech waiter who helped Jan.
The lack of barrel bushing is seen.
A Gestapo agent (Kote Daushvili) is seen with a Steyr M1912 (later this character is seen with an FN Model 1903). A Steyr is also used by another Gestapo agent.
Steyr Hahn Model 1912 - 9x23mm Steyr
A Gestapo agent at the right holds a Steyr.
One of abovementioned agents holds his pistol.
When Jan Smudek (Evgeniy Samoylov) joins partsans in the final scene, he carries a Suomi M31 SMG.
Mosin Nagant Rifle
A Mosin Nagant Rifle of unclear model with makeshift attachment of bayonet sword is hold by Sturmabteilung (SA) soldier who pursues after Jan.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
He is shot and falls, dropping his rifle. The bayonet falls off.
Some SA soldiers carry Polish Karabinek wz.29 rifles.
Polish WZ29 Mauser - 8x57mm
SA soldiers escort arrested Czechs.
A barrel of Wz.29 is seen in center.
Mauser Gewehr 98
SA soldiers and guards in labor camp carry full-length Mauser rifles. These are possibly Mauser Gewehr 98s of post-1918 version (as Lange-Visiers aren't seen).
For comparison: Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Screen guns have common tangent-leaf sights.
Professor tries to stop a German SA soldier during the rampage in Charles University in Prague.
A buttstock of Mauser rifle is seen in same scene.
A guard in labor camp holds his rifle at the background.
An SA soldier holds a Mauser rifle with bayonet while escorting arrested Czechs.
VZ-98/29 Persian Mauser
In the final scene Milcha (Evgeniya Gorkusha) carries a Mauser rifle that has a front sight and sling swivel similar to Czechoslovakian produced VZ-98/29 Persian Mauser.
Czech Persian Mauser 98/29 with bayonet - 7.92x57mm
Milcha carries a rifle. Note the shape of front sight and large sling swivel.
Unidentified heavy machine gun
A machine gun on tripod is seen in German labor camp.
The machine gun is seen at the right.
Unidentified light machine gun
In the final scene Czech partisans carry a light machine gun. A Polish Browning wz. 1928 is possible but too vague guess.
Polish Browning wz. 1928 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A guard in labor camp carries a revolver holster, possibly Nagant.
An SA soldier carries a Nagant holster (it is definitely empty).
A Gestapo agent at the left carries a TT holster.
German soldiers carry Karabiner 98k rifles in the scene of parage in Prague.
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
An MG15 machine gun is seen mounted on He 111 bomber.
MG15 machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser