Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi) - Film 5

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Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi)
Ognennye dorogi-Film5-Logo.jpg
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Language Russian
Creator Shukhrat Abbasov
Genre Biopic
Drama
Romance
War
Broadcast 1985
No. of Episodes 3
Main Cast
Character Actor
Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi Ulmas Alikhodzhayev
Saodat N. Allaeva
Alchinbeck Naziri Bakhodir Yuldashev
Comrade Andrey Vsevolod Safonov
Sadiqjan-bai Bimbolat Vatayev
Umid Abdusalamov Shavkat Abdusalamov



My Republic (Moya respublika, Uzbek title Mening respublikam) is the fifth film of Soviet Uzbek TV series Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi) (filmed in 1984, released in 1985). It depicts the life of Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi in 1920s until his tragical death in 1929.

The following weapons were used in Season 5 of the television series Fiery Roads (Ognennye dorogi):


Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Hamza, his wife Saodat (N. Allaeva), and some other characters use Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38N. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
Hamza's wife Saodat holds her husband's revolver (Ep.15).
The revolver is of pre-1930 version.
Hamza in shootout with basmachi, attacking his agitation theater.
Basmach in center holds a Nagant.
Saule (Roziya Mergenbaeva) fires at Basmachi, covering escaping women.
A closeup of a Nagant in hands of Saodat. The revolver has high polished bluing, typical for TOZ manufacturing.
Hamza fires at Sadiqjan.
A high rank official of Kokand GPU Umid Abdusalamov (Shavkat Abdusalamov) holds a Nagant (Ep.17). Probably this is the same polished blued revolver that was earlier used by Saodat.

Pistols

Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 pistol is a personal weapon of Qurboshi (basmachi chieftan) Sadiqjan-bai (Bimbolat Vatayev). Mahmudali (Tariyel Qasimov) holds a Mauser in Ep.17.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The grip of Sadiqjan's Mauser is seen (Ep.15).
Sadiqjan-bai holds his Mauser (Ep.16).
Sadiqjan-bai carries the Mauser in holster.
Mahmudali holds his Mauser during the conflict with Sadiqjan-bai (Ep.17).
Mahmudali and Hamza.
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Hamza with Mahmudali's Mauser.


Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s, are seen in several scenes.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A prison guard with rifle (Ep.15).
Maria Kuznetsova (Natalya Varley) defends a group of women with rifle in hands.
A Red soldier carries a rifle.
A Red soldier (cameo of production designer Anatoliy Shibaev) carries a rifle when he finds a secret weapons cache.
Red Army soldiers disarm a hunter Narkhoja (Khamza Umarov) (Ep.16).
A guard in Kokand GPU.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Red soldiers and basmachi use anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines in Ep.15.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A Red soldier (cameo of production designer Anatoliy Shibaev) (at the left) holds an M38 Carbine instead of perviously seen rifle.
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Basmachi with M38 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

"Obrez" sawed-off rifles are used by basmachi, notably Sadiqjan-bai's second-in-command Nasirbek (Melis Abzalov).

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut". It was mostly used by criminals and rebels.
A "basmach" holds an "obrez" (Ep.15).
Red Army soldiers disarm a hunter Narkhoja (Khamza Umarov) (Ep.16).
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Another view of the scene.
Nasirbek holds an "obrez".

Enfield Pattern 14

In Ep. 15 some basmachi are armed with Enfield Pattern 14 (or a mix P14s and M1917 Enfields) rifles. An Enfield rifle is seen among the guns, found in secret weapon cache in Ep.15.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
A basmach carries Enfield rifle.
An Enfield rifle is seen at the background.
Hamza carries rifles, found in secret cache: an Enfield, a Gewehr 1888, a Gewehr 1898 and two Karabiner 98k rifles.
Ognennye dorogi-E15-Rifle-2.jpg
More view of these rifles.
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When the scene is repeated in the opening of Ep.16, Hamza carries the rifles in different order.

Ross Mk III

Ross Mk III rifles are also used by basmachi in Ep.15.

Ross Mk III Model 1910 - .303 British
A basmach at the fire holds a Ross rifle. This is the same character, seen with a Ross in Film 4.
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He reloads.
The rifle of a man at the background seems to be also a Ross.
The same character holds his Ross rifle in center.
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The scene at the fire from Ep.15 is repeated in the opening of Ep.16, but it is seen in different light that allows to see more features of Ross.

Karabiner 98k

Anachronistic Karabiner 98k rifles are carried by some basmachi in Ep.15. 98k rifles are seen among the guns, found in secret weapon cache in Ep.15.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A basmach fires his 98k rifle.
Another view of the same man (at the left).
Hamza carries rifles, found in secret cache: an M1917 Enfield, a Gewehr 1888, a Gewehr 1898 and two Karabiner 98k rifles.
Ognennye dorogi-E15-Rifle-2.jpg
More view of these rifles.
Ognennye dorogi-E16-Rifle-5.jpg
When the scene is repeated in the opening of Ep.16, Hamza carries the rifles in different order.

Mauser Gewehr 98

A Mauser Gewehr 98 rifle is seen among the guns, found in secret weapon cache in Ep.15. It is a post-WW1 version with flat rear sight.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Hamza carries rifles, found in secret cache: an M1917 Enfield, a Gewehr 1888, a Gewehr 1898 and two Karabiner 98k rifles.
Ognennye dorogi-E15-Rifle-2.jpg
More view of these rifles.
Ognennye dorogi-E16-Rifle-5.jpg
When the scene is repeated in the opening of Ep.16, Hamza carries the rifles in different order.

Gewehr 1888

A Gewehr 1888 rifle is seen among the guns in secret weapon cache in Ep.15.

Gewehr 1888 in original configuration - 7.9x57mmI Patronen-88.
Hamza carries rifles, found in secret cache: an M1917 Enfield, a Gewehr 1888, a Gewehr 1898 and two Karabiner 98k rifles.
Ognennye dorogi-E15-Rifle-2.jpg
More view of these rifles.
Ognennye dorogi-E16-Rifle-5.jpg
When the scene is repeated in the opening of Ep.16, Hamza carries the rifles in different order.

Shotguns

Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun "Obrez"

An "obrez" of "Frolovka" shotgun is seen in hands of a basmach in Ep.16. It appears to be the same prop, used by Nasirbek in Film 4.

"Frolovka" R-32 shotgun (converted Mosin Nagant rifle) - 32 gauge
A basmach carries same looking "obrez".

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

In Ep.15 Maxim M1910 machine guns are used by Red Army troops and actors of Hamza's agitation theater.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
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A Red soldier fires a Maxim.
Actress Maria Kuznetsova (Natalya Varley) fires a Maxim.
Red soldiers with a Maxim.

Degtyaryov DP-27 (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DP-27, visually modified to resemble Lewis, is seen in Ep.15.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Lewis Gun - .303 British
Bolshevik Andrei (Vsevolod Safonov) finds a fake Lewis in secret weapon cache.
Ognennye dorogi-E15-DP-Lewis-6.jpg
Andrei fires the machine gun.

Other Weapons

Hand Grenade

During the battle with basmachi in Ep.15 Hamza uses several hand grenades. They are seen very unclear but probably are mockups.

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