Friends from the Gypsy Camp (Druzya iz tabora)

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Friends from the Gypsy Camp
(Druzya iz tabora)
Druzya iz tabora Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Dmitri Varlamov
Grigoriy Lomidze
Release Date 1938
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yasha Sheverdin Nikolay Smorchkov (II)
Yasha's Mother Natalya Efron
Yasha's Father Ivan Kozlov
Mikhail Yegorovich Mozhaev Sergei Vecheslov
Kuzmich Vladimir Dorofeyev
Kasyan Sergeevich Nikolay Gorlov
Kazberyuk Nikolai Arsky
Rozhkov Sergey Nikonov
Rotmistr (Capt.) Golovin Sergey Martinson


Friends from the Gypsy Camp (the direct translation of the original title Druzya iz tabora) is a 1938 Soviet B&W children's adventure movie directed by Dmitri Varlamov and Grigoriy Lomidze. During the Russian Civil War a Gypsy kid and his tame bear help the Red Army.


The following weapons were used in the film Friends from the Gypsy Camp (Druzya iz tabora):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

The Gypsy kid Yasha Sheverdin (Nikolay Smorchkov (II)), the commander of the Red Army detachment, composed of Tula workers, Mikhail Yegorovich Mozhaev (Sergei Vecheslov), the commander of the White Army cavalry squadron Rotmistr (Capt.) Golovin (Sergey Martinson) and some other Reds and Whites carry Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38R Nagant. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
Rotmistr Golovin fires at Yasha's father.
A Nagant holster on the belt of the White Yefreytor (Corp.) (Konstantin Nemolyayev).
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Mozhaev gives his spare Nagant to Yasha.
Yasha holds the Nagant when pursuing escaping Golovin. Note that the revolver is deactivated by blocking the barrel.
Mozhaev holds the Nagant in action. This revolver also has the blocked barrel.
Yasha fires the Nagant.
In this scene he has a common, non-deactived revolver.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Mozhaev's deputy Kuzmich (Vladimir Dorofeyev) and Red sailor Kazberyuk (Nikolai Arsky) carry Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Kazberyuk carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Kuzmich carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Kazberyuk holds his pistol in action. The Mauser seems to have blocked barrel.

FN Model 1900

Rotmistr (Capt.) Golovin (Sergey Martinson) carry an FN Model 1900 pistol. In one scene Red Army man Rozhkov (Sergey Nikonov) teaches Yasha to properly use an FN 1900.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Golovin holds his FN 1900.
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Rozhkov shows his pistol to Yasha.
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Yasha examines the pistol.
When Yasha is captured by the Whites, Golovin intentionally leaves his pistol on the table.
Yasha grabs the pistol and aims it at Golovin.
But the pistol is unloaded, and Golovin takes it back.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles are widely used by both Reds and Whites.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red Army man of Tula workers' detachment carries an M1891 Infantry rifle with bayonet (at the left).
Yasha's tame bear Potap Potapych and an M1891 Infantry rifle. The rifle is of early version with open-top handguard.
Red Army men with M1891 rifle (most likely an Infantry model) and a Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle.
Kazberyuk hands the remaining cartridges to Red Army men.
A White Yefreytor (Corp.) (Konstantin Nemolyayev) carries an M1891 Infantry rifle.
The Yefreytor fires at a stuffed bear after he was hit by a live beast.
Red Army men on positions. Most are armed with Infantry rifles.
A Red Army man aims an M1891 rifle, most likely Infantry model.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifles are also used by both Reds and Whites.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
Red Army men of Grachyov's regiment are mostly armed with M1891 Dragoon rifles.
A White Army Senior Unter-officer (NCO rank) of Golovin's squadron makes an attempt to shoot Gypsy tame bear.
A White Army soldier confiscates a Gypsy horse.
Rozhkov (Sergey Nikonov) holds an M1891 Dragoon rifle when he leads Yasha and his bear to the field camp of the Red detachment.
Rozhkov holds his rifle at the right.
An M1891 Dragoon rifle with bayonet in hands of a Red Army man.
A White soldiers checks if Yasha is really unconscious or pretending to be.
Kuzmich (Vladimir Dorofeyev) holds an M1891 Dragoon rifle.
Red Army men (Aleksandr Grechanyy in center) with M1891 Dragoon rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

Kasyan Sergeevich (Nikolay Gorlov), the cook in Mozhaev's detachment, carries a Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine. One of the White cavalrymen is also seen with an M1907 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
The barrel of Kasyan's M1907 Carbine is seen at the right.
Kasyan carries his carbine.
A White cavalryman in center carries an M1907 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant-Smirnskiy Rifle

One of the Red Army men carries a Mosin Nagant-Smirnskiy Model 1 .22 caliber training rifle.

Mosin Nagant-Smirnskiy Model 1 training rifle - .22LR
The cavalryman carries the rifle.
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Another view of the rifle.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Several of the Reds and the Whites are armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Red Army men with Mosin Nagant M1891 and a Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.
A White cavalryman (at the right) carries a Gewehr 1898 rifle.
Another view of the same cavalryman's rifle (at the left).
The barrel of a Gewehr 1898 of a Red Army man is seen.

Hunting rifle

One of the Reds holds a long gun that seems to be a hunting or sporing rifle, possibly a small caliber one. A front sight is visible so this gun is less likely a bolt-action Berdanka or Frolovka shotgun.

During the river crossing, a man in center carries a rifle in raised hand.
Another view of the gun.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

The Red detachment has several Maxim M1910 machine guns. The Maxims are fitted with mockup shields, likely made of cardboard.

Maxim M1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim on tachanka horse cart.
A Maxim on tachanka. A Red Army man near the machine gun carries a Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifle.
A Maxim is seen at the background. Note the bend, obviously mockup shield.
Kuzmich (Vladimir Dorofeyev) checks the Maxim machine gun.
Rozhkov (Sergey Nikonov), assisted by Kuzmich, fires the Maxim.
The Maxim in action.
Rozhkov fires the Maxim.
Kuzmich fires the Maxim.

Other Weapons

RG-14 Hand Grenade

The cook Kasyan Sergeevich (Nikolay Gorlov) carries a very battered RG-14 hand grenade that he uses as nothing more than a kitchen knife sharpener. More fit for battle RG-14s are used by the Red Army regiment commander Grachyov (uncredited) and other Red Army men, and also by Yasha Sheverdin (Nikolay Smorchkov (II)).

RG-14 Russian hand grenade (Model 1914 grenade)
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Kasyan's RG-14.
Grachyov holds a grenade.
Kasyan hands out grenades to Grachyov's regiment personnel.
Several RG-14 grenades in hands of a Red Army man.
Yasha holds several grenades at the right.

RG-12 Hand Grenade

Several of Tula workers' detachment personnel use RG-12 hand grenades. These grenades are extremely rare on screen, as the manufacturing of RG-12 was stopped in 1916, and most produced grenades were spent during the WWI and the Russian Civil War.

RG-12 hand grenade (M1912 Lantern grenade)
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A Red Army man throws a grenade.
Another Red Army man readies a grenade, mockingly offering the Whites a "Tula pryanik" ("pryanik" is traditional Russian sweet baked goods, among which those from Tula are especially famous).

Pineapple Grenade

A pineapple grenade is seen together with RG-14 hand grenades. It is seen only partially so the exact model is unclear. Mills Bomb is a possible but not nessessary guess.

For comparison: No. 5 Mk. I "Mills Bomb"
A pineapple grenade is seen at the right.


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