Golden Path (Original Georgian title is ოქროს ბილიკი; Oqros biliki, Soviet Russian title is Золотая тропа; Zolotaya tropa) is a Soviet 1945 B&W adventure movie directed by Konstantine Pipinashvili. The most part of the movie takes place during the beginning of Russian Civil War (1918 year), so several guns are anachronistic. The film ending takes place during the World War II (1943 year). At the 1918 year, the squad of Bolshevik soldiers sent to stop German colonists, who stealing the gold.
PC While the story took place on Altai, this movie was filmed in Georgia, many characters were played by Georgian actors, and the original language of this movie is Georgian.
The following weapons were used in the film Golden Path (Oqros biliki):
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Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur) uses Nagant M1895, that he gets of Rybak (Fyodor Ishchenko). After close inspection, seems, that's anachronistic for 1918 year M 1939 verion. The Perekrestov Jr. (Vladimir Chobur) carry another Nagant M1895 at the film climax.
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.
Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur) fires his revolver at the film beggining.
Rybak (Fyodor Ishchenko
) prepairs to hands his revolver to Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur).
Close Up. Perfect view of the gun.
Most Germans, include Fritz Ebbing (Pyotr Sobolevsky), Fitschen-Horst Schulze (Andrey Fayt), Maier (Grigol Chechelashvili) and Schetman (Kote Daushvili) carry Luger P08 pistols throughout the movie.
Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
Maier (Grigol Chechelashvili) fans his pistol.
Germans shots the native hunter.
Good view of the pistol n the hands of Fitschen-Horst Schulze (Andrey Fayt
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" is the personal firearm of the Perekrestov Sr. (Vladimir Chobur), who carry it near all times. Many decades later, militiaman (soviet policeman) (Pyotr Mosrskoy) found this Mauser near his corpse.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the rear tangent sight; in something of a display of wishful thinking, the C96's sight is adjustable for ranges up to 1000 meters. Later examples had a sight adjustable to a still unrealistic 500 meters. C96 pistols with fixed rear sights are very rare.
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) grabs the Mauser.
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) holds the Mauser.
FN Browning 1903
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) carry FN Browning 1903 at the film climax. One German uses another FN Browning 1903 during the chase.
FN Browning Model 1903 - 9x20mm Browning Long
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) with the pistol.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Rybak's (Fyodor Ishchenko) firearm of chise is the 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.
J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Several bolshevik soldiers, include Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur), Mitrich (Leonid Alekseev) and Guzhinsky (Nikolay Gorlov) carry Mosin Nagant M91/30s. Several Germans also uses Mosin Nagant Rifles during the siege.
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur) with the rifle on the shoulder.
Mitrich (Leonid Alekseev) (far right) with the rifle on the shoulder.
Bolshevik soldiers with the rifles.
German is shot dead, still holds the rifle.
German with the rifle at the left.
VZ-24 Czech Mauser
Several Germans, include Schetman (Kote Daushvili) uses VZ-24 Czech Mausers. This gun is anachronistic for 1918 year.
Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German with the rifle at the left.
German with the rifle on the shoulder.
Yutta (Leila Abashidze) carry Karabiner 98k as her weapon of choise. This rifle is heavy anachronistic for 1918 year.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Rybak (Fyodor Ishchenko) uses a Maxim M1910 throughout the movie.
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Another view of the same scene. Perekrestov Sr. (Vladimir Chobur
) with the Mauser at the background.
Perfect view of the machine gun.
Dummy Training Grenade
Dummy training stick grenades can be seen on the belt of Mitrich (Leonid Alekseev). It's also anachronistic for 1918 year.
Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.