Golden River (Zolotaya rechka)

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Golden River (Zolotaya rechka)
Zolotaya rechka Poster.jpg
Theatrical Release Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Venyamin Dorman
Release Date 1976
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aleksey Fyodorovich Kumanin Boris Smorchkov
Kirill Petrovich Zimin Aleksandr Kaidanovsky
Tasya Smelkova Evgeniya Simonova
Dr. Rogov Aleksandr Abdulov
Yefim Subbota alias "Seriy Viktor Sergachyov
Silantiy Nikolay Olyalin
Fedyakin Sergey Sazontyev


Golden River (Zolotaya rechka) is a Soviet 1976 adventure movie directed by Venyamin Dorman. It is the second part of the dilogy, started by The Lost Expedition (Propavshaya ekspeditsiya) (1975). The story is set in 1922. Kumanin, survived member of the first geological expedition, returns to the gold-rich Siberian river Ardybash. While Russian civil war is over, the region is plagued with various gangs, and Kumanin meets some of his old foes.


The following weapons were used in the film Golden River (Zolotaya rechka):

Contents


Handguns

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used throughout the movie, notably hold by Aleksey Kumanin (Boris Smorchkov), Chief of local Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) Fedyakin (Sergey Sazontyev), gang chieftan Yefim Subbota (Viktor Sergachyov), now known as "Seriy" (The Gray), and his henchman, former White Army officer Gubenko (Vladimir Smirnov). The Nagants are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

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.
Gubenko fires his revolver during the assault on the train.
Kumanin aims his Nagant at gold smuggler Zuev (Valentin Bryleev).
Fedyakin carries a Nagant in holster.
Yefim with Nagant and M91/30 rifle.
Wounded Yefim tries to raise his revolver.
Another view of the scene.
Fedyakin holds a Nagant during the operation against Subbota's gang.

Mauser C96

In the scene in Petrograd in 1919 a Red sailor carries a Mauser C96 in holster.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
One of the sailors at the background carries a Mauser C96 in holster.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s, are widely used throughout the movie, seen in hands of Aleksey Kumanin (Boris Smorchkov), Kirill Zimin (Aleksandr Kaidanovsky), Silantiy (Nikolay Olyalin), Yefim Subbota (Viktor Sergachyov) and his henchmen, Red Army soldiers and militsia personnel.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Bandit Proshka (Anatoliy Kalabulin) rests with his rifle at hand.
Yefim carries M19/30 rifle.
Yefim hands another M91/30 to Zimin.
Zimin inspects the rifle.
An engine driver fires at bandints, attacking the train.
Kumanin fires during the attack on the train.
Bandit Timokha (Nikolay Gorlov) sadly looks at his rifle, damaged by a perfect shot of Silantiy.
Silantiy reloads.
Gubenko (Vladimir Smirnov) fires a rifle, taken from Proshka, at Red airplane.
Zimin holds his rifle during the deadly encounter with Yefim.
Militioneers with M91/30 rifles in operation against Subbota's gang.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Some original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are also seen.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Aleksey Kumanin (Boris Smorchkov) carries an M91 rifle in the scene in Petrograd in 1919.
A Red sailor carries an M91 rifle in the same scene.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

Yefim Subbota (Viktor Sergachyov) and his henchmen Timokha (Nikolay Gorlov) and Proshka (Anatoliy Kalabulin) use Mosin Nagant "obrez" sawed-off rifles in several scenes.

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.
Timokha carries an "obrez" in his belt.
Yefim grabs Proshka's "obrez"...
...and fires at escaping accomplice.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

Tyomka (Andrey Kharybin), a kid from Old Believers skete, holds a Double Barreled Shotgun in one scene.

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Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Yefim Subbota's gang uses a Maxim M1910 machine gun in several scenes. A Maxim is also seen mounted on a patrol boat in Petrograd in 1919.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is mounted on a boat.
Bandits' Maxim is used during the attack on the train.
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Subbota with Maxim in ambush.


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