Gaichi

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Gaichi
Gaichi poster.jpg
Bulgarian poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Shnejderov
Release Date 1938
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gaichi Erdni Mandzhiyev
Sapov Georgiy Subbotin
Yanyga Viktor Tretyakov
Nan Yuliya Tsay
Oloni Boris Tolgaev
Toli Yu-Fei Bustrem
NKVD officer Pyotr Savin


Gaichi (Russian: Гайчи) is a 1938 Soviet adventure movie.

Note 1: For whatever reason, the IMDB page of this movie was based on the licensed German version, which resulted in the wrong Latin spelling of actors and characters (most notably the main character, who turned from Gaichi to Gaitschi) and shorter movie duration (the original Soviet version runs 65 minutes versus 60 minutes according to IMDB).

Note 2: The original film is a severely damaged, so, restored, but watermarked version is used.


The following weapons were used in the film Gaichi:

Contents


Pistols

FN Model 1900

Yanyga (Viktor Tretyakov) owns a FN Model 1900, which he uses at the film climax.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Yanyga draws the pistol.
Yanyga runs, pistol in hands.
Yanyga struggles with the pilot.
Yanyga drops the pistol.

Unidentified pistol

A Soviet border guard carries an unknown pistol in a holster.

Border guard with the holstered sidearm at the right.
The another view of the same scene.

Rifles

Mosin-Nagant M1891 Dragoon

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoons are the most popular long gun, used by numerous characters.

Imperial Russian Mosin-Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
Oloni (Boris Tolgaev) at the center and an unnamed scientist at the left with the Mosin-Nagants on slings.
The muzzle of the Mosin-Nagant can be seen at the center.
Oloni with the Mosin Nagant on the sling.
A perfect view of the Oloni's Mosin-Nagant.
Nanai hunter at the left with the Mosin-Nagant on the sling.
Sapov (Georgiy Subbotin) holds the Mosin-Nagant (at the left).
Sapov (at the left) fires the Mosin-Nagant.
The rifle is seen in the final scene.

Arisaka Type 38 Carbine

Nan (Yuliya Tsay) presents a Arisaka Type 38 Carbine to Gaichi (Erdni Mandzhiyev) in recognition of his courage. Later, this gun appeared in the hands of Yanyga (Viktor Tretyakov), Sapov (Georgiy Subbotin) before finally coming back to Gaichi.

Arisaka Type 38 Carbine - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
Nan holds the gun.
The carbine is seen near the wall.
Nan grabs the carbine.
Nan hands the carbine to Gaichi.
Gaichi holds his new weapon.
The bolt handle can be seen.
Yanyga aims the carbine.
Yanyga (at the right) holds the carbine.
Yanyga (at the right) fires the carbine.
The carbine is seen partially buried under the snow.

Shotguns

Izhmekh IZh-5

Nan (Yuliya Tsay) owns a Izhmekh IZh-5, which she uses during the shootout. Several characters also uses the same shotgun from time to time.

IZh-5 - 16 gauge
The unnamed scientist with the gun on a sling.
Nanai hunter at the center with the shotgun on a sling. Note the exposed hummer.
The shotgun is seen near the wall (pointed by the red arrow).
Injured Nan bandages her gunshot wound, setting the IZh on the floor.
Nan (at the right) with the IZh during the shootout.
Nan fires her IZh through the window.
Nan aims her IZh.

Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun

A Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun appeared in the hands of Yanyga (Viktor Tretyakov), his guide Lame Leg (uncredited) and, Gaichi (Erdni Mandzhiyev). A single movie prop was most likely used.

Frolov Shotgun - 28 gauge
Lame leg holds the Mosin-Nagant, which is given to him Yanyga.
The same scene, one second later.
Gaich (at the left) with the Mosin-Nagant during the shootout.
Gaichi fires the Mosin-Nagant during the shootout.
Nanai boy holds the gun (the barrel and front sight can be seen at the bottom, center).
Nanai boy (far left) carries the shotgun on a sling. Note the straight bolt handle.
Old Nanai man carries the same gun on the sling.
The same character gives the shotgun to Gaichi.
The Nanai boy shows the gun to his classmates.
Old Nanai man with the gun on a sling.


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