Fedka

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Fedka
Fedka Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Nikolay Lebedev
Release Date 1937
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Fedka Trofimov Nikolay Kat-Oglu
Trofim Ivanovich Trofimov Anatoliy Kuznetsov
Grishka Skoblo N. Skalskiy
Commissar Matvey Stepanovich Ivan Savelyev
Platoon commander Nikolay Rozhdestvensky
Vasya Sorokin Aleksandr Zasorin


Fedka is a Soviet B&W 1937 (filmed 1936) adventure movie directed by Nikolay Lebedev and based on the story by Doiwber Levin. During the Russian Civil war Fyodor (Fedka) Trofimov, orphaned kid whose father was killed by Whites, is adopted by Red cavalry unit. The movie became very popular and got fame as "Chapaev for kids".


The following weapons were used in the film Fedka:

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by both Reds and Whites, notably Fedka Trofimov (Nikolay Kat-Oglu), Commissar Matvey Stepanovich (Ivan Savelyev) and gunner Vasiliy (Vasya) Sorokin (Aleksandr Zasorin). Revolvers are of pre-1930 model.

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Nagant 1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
Vasya Sorokin aims his revolver at captured White soldier. He also carries an RG-14 or RG-14/30 hand grenade in his belt.
Sorokin guards captured Whites. Pre-1930 front sight of his revolver can be seen.
Sorokin carries a Nagant and a grenade in his belt.
A White officer (Matvey Pavlikov) holds a Nagant.
A good view of Matvey Stepanovich's holster.
Fedka fires a Nagant in air, stopping the gunner Mishka (Timofey Remizov) who lost courage. Pre-1930 front sight is seen.
A closeup of Fedka's Nagant.
Another view of Fedka's Nagant.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Several Red cavalrymen carry Mauser C96 pistols, seen only in holsters.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser C96 in wooden holster, belonging to Red commander (Pavel Volkov), can be seen on the table.
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Two Red cavalrymen carry Mauser C96 pistols.
A Red cavalryman (Viktor Zakharov) carries a Mauser C96.

FN Model 1900

A White Army officer, commanding the howitzer battery, holds an FN Model 1900 pistol.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
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Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891

Reds and Whites widely use Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles. Both Infantry and Dragoon models are seen.

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Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Fedka picks up a rifle and tries to fire at Grishka Skoblo.
Bondarenko (uncredited) fires after escaping Skoblo.
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Red cavalry on march. Most rifles are of Dragoon model.
A Red cavalryman with an M91 and a pair of Gewehr 98 (see below) rifles, captured from Whites.
A White unter-officer (NCO) carries an M91 rifle, fitted with Komaritskiy-Kabakov M1930 bayonet with angular front sight protector, a rare version that is known in the West as "Panshin bayonet" (P.K.Panshin was the designer only of the front sight protector).
A White soldier carries M91 Infantry rifle.
A closeup of the barrel and bayonet.
The same soldier with M91 Infantry rifle.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

In one scene a pair of Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles are taken by Reds from disarmed White soldiers.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Red cavalryman carries a pair of Gewehr 98 rifles with bayonets, captured from Whites.

Mannlicher Repertier-Stutzen M1895

Mannlicher Repertier-Stutzen M1895 carbines are used by several Red cavalrymen, and also by White Cossack Grigoriy (Grishka) Skoblo (N. Skalskiy).

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Steyr Repertier-Stutzen M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
Many Red cavalrymen are armed with Mannlicher carbines.
A Mannlicher is seen in saddle holster.
A cavalryman (Viktor Zakharov) carries a Mannlicher carbine.
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Prikazniy (senior rank of enlisted men in Cossack troops) Grishka Skoblo with his Mannlicher carbine.
A Red cavalryman at the right holds a Mannlicher carbine.
A close view of the barrel of Grishka Skoblo's carbine.
Fedka disarms Grishka Skoblo.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

A Maxim M1910 is mounted on Red tachanka cart. Vasya Sorokin (Aleksandr Zasorin) and Mishka (Timofey Remizov) are the crewmembers. More Maxims are also used by Reds and Whites.

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Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Two Maxims support Red infantry.
Maxim on tachanka.
Vasya at the Maxim.
A close view of the barrel.
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A Maxim is mounted on Whites river boat. It is mounted on tripod that seems to be Vickers model.
White soldiers carry a Maxim.
Mishka replaced killed Vasya as a gunner.
Fedka fires the Maxim.

Other Weapons

RG-14 Hand Grenade

Several Red cavalrymen, including Fedka Trofimov (Nikolay Kat-Oglu), gunner Vasya Sorokin (Aleksandr Zasorin) and gunner assistant Mishka (Timofey Remizov), carry RG-14 (or RG-14/30) hand grenades.

RG-14 Russian hand grenade
Vasya carries a grenade in his belt.
Mishka (in center) carries a grenade.
A Red cavalryman at the left carries a grenade.
Vasya carries a grenade.
A top of Vasya's grenade is seen. Like other grenades in the movie, it lacks the fuze.
A Red cavalryman at the left carries two grenades.
Fedka readies to throw a grenade at Whites river boat.
Mishka holds a grenade.

Trivia

6-inch M1910 Howitzer

White troops use 6-inch M1910 howitzers in battle.

Howitzers on position.
Howitzers "fire" (this is pure pyrotechnical effect as the guns show no recoil when "firing").
A close view of the howitzer.



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