Investigation Held by ZnaToKi (Sledstvie vedut ZnaToKi)

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Investigation Held by ZnaToKi
(Sledstvie vedut ZnaToKi)
Sledstvie vedut ZnaToKi DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
Creator Vyacheslav Brovkin
Vladimir Khotinenko
Yuri Krotenko
Gennadi Pavlov
Vyacheslav Sorokin
Viktor Turbin
Genre Detective
Broadcast 1971-1973
1975
1977-1982
1985
1987-1989
2002
No. of Episodes 22+2
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pavel Pavlovich Znamenskiy Georgiy Martynyuk
Aleksandr Nikolaevich Tomin Leonid Kanevskiy
Zinaida Yanovna Kibrit Elza Lezhdey
Militsia Col./Gen. Vadim Aleksandrovich Skopin Semyon Sokolovsky



Investigation Held by ZnaToKi (Sledstvie vedut ZnaToKi) is a cult Soviet detective TV series, released in 1970s-1980s (last two episodes were released after a long break in 2002) and based on stories and characters by Olga and Aleksandr Lavrovs. The main characters of the series are three detectives of Moscow Militsiya: investigator Maj. (later Lt.Col. and Col.) Pavel Pavlovich ("Pal Palych") Znamenskiy (Georgiy Martynyuk), operative Capt. (later Maj., Lt.Col. and Col.) Aleksandr Nikolaevich ("Shurik") Tomin (Leonid Kanevskiy) and forensic expert Capt. (later Maj.) Zinaida Yanovna ("Zinochka") Kibrit (Elza Lezhdey). The acronym of the first letters of the names of the main characters makes the title "ZnaToKi" (Znamenskiy-Tomin-Kibrit) that in turn corresponds the Russian word "znatoki" that means "experts". Last two episodes were filmed when the actress Elza Lezhdey had passed away, so the character of Zinaida Kibrit was replaced with expert Kitaeva (Lydia Velezheva).

The trio mostly deals with non-violent crimes, like thefts, fraud, counterfeiting and illegal gold trade, so firearms relatively rare are seen in the series.

Note 1: The page covers only the 22 episodes released in 1971-1989. The two episodes released in 2002 are not included.

Note 2: The first nine episodes were filmed in B&W.

The following weapons were used in the television series Investigation Held by ZnaToKi (Sledstvie vedut ZnaToKi):


Contents


Pistols

Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols are service sidearms for the Soviet Militsiya. PMs are seen in several episodes, carried by Znamenskiy, Tomin, other Militiya personnel, and some criminals.

Note: See additional images on talk page.

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Tomin hands his PM to a penal officer (Valentina Markova) in a remand prison in "Case No.2. What Is Your True Name" (1971).
Znamenskiy hands his holster and PM in the same scene. Tomin's PM is seen in hand of the penal officer.
Znamenskiy holds a PM during the arrest of the robbers in "Case No.3. Red-handed" (1971).
Znamenskiy's pistol is seen in the background in the same scene.
Militsiya Capt. Aleksey Fyodorovich Gusev (Nikolai Pastukhov) holds a PM in "Case No.8. The Escape" (1973).
Escaped convict Mikhail Terentyevich Bagrov (Leonid Markov) takes a PM from a road patrolman, hit by a car, in same episode.
Bagrov holds the PM.
A closeup of the muzzle of Bagrov's pistol.
Another view of the scene.
A MUR (Moscow criminal police department) operative holds a PM during the ambush on robbers in the bank in "Case No.20. Boomerang" (1987).
Another view of the same scene.

Tokarev TT-33

A TT-33 is a plot item in "Case No.13. Before The Third Gunshot" (1978): a criminal hides his TT after a robbery, and later a group of teenagers finds the gun. TTs are also seen in hands of criminals in "Case No.22. Mafia" (1989).

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Post-1947 version
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The robber Bondar (Pyotr Shcherbakov) holds his pistol.
Bondar cleans off fingerprints from the gun.
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Teenager Senya Gvozdarev (Aleksandr Simakin) finds the pistol.
The TT is confiscated from the kids by the district juvenile inspector Antonina Vasilyevna Zorina (Anna Kamenkova).
Zorina hides the pistol in her purse.
The pistol in Militsiya.
One of the members of Mordvinov's gang (Anatoliy Ivanov) (to the left) holds a TT in "Case No.22".
During the search in Mordvinov's house several "obrez", a TT and a P38 are seen on the table, and another TT is held by Kurkov (Viktor Kostromin) on the right.

M1911

In "Case No.13. Before The Third Gunshot" an M1911 is seen on the table of Zinaida Kibrit. The pistol is identified as "American Colt, caliber 11.43".

Original Colt M1911 - .45 ACP
M1911 and two disassembled cartriges on the table. According to Zinaida Kibrit, the pistol was confiscated from an old man who kept it since WW1.
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ZnaToKi-M1911-3.jpg
Tomin examines the pistol.

Luger P08 Artillery

A Luger P08 Artillery is seen in hands of members of Mordvinovs family gang and Koval's henchmen in "Case No.22. Mafia" (1989). The pistol lacks the adjustable sight and is fitted with a fake sound suppressor.

Luger LP08 long barreled "Artillery" model - 9x19mm
Mordvinov Jr. (Vitaliy Yedininskov) holds a suppressed long-barreled Luger.
Mordvinov Sr. (Yuri Averin) takes the pistol.
Another view of the pistol.
Mordvinov Sr. gives the pistol back to Mordvinov Jr.
The grip is seen.
Mordvinov Jr. fires at an undercover MUR operative, Sazhin (Igor Vetrov).
In another scene of the same episode a henchman of crime boss Oleg Koval hands a long-barreled Luger to the drug mafia accountant Krushanskiy (Roman Vildan).
Krushanskiy takes the pistol...
...and unexpectedly shows off his perfect marksmanship.

Walther P38

Walther P38 pistols are used by Koval's henchmen in "Case No.22. Mafia".

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
A henchman (Vasily Shlykov) trains with a P38. The pistol is fitted with a fake sound suppressor.
A henchwoman (uncredited) trains with a P38.
The same pistol is seen in hands of a blond henchman at the right.
During the search in Mordvinov's house several "obrez", a TT and a P38 are seen on the table, and another TT is held by Kurkov (Viktor Kostromin) on the right.
ZnaToKi-P38-4.jpg
A Militsiya Starshina finds a Walther in Mordvinov's house.

Unidentified pistol

An nondescript pistol is hold by Koval's bodyguard (Aleksandr Mankevich) in "Case No.22. Mafia".

ZnaToKi-Pistol-1.jpg
A man in dark overcoat at the right holds a pistol.

Mockup/Toy Pistol

A mockup pocket pistol (possibly a lighter pistol) is seen in "Case No.6. Blackmail" (1972). Znamenskiy identifies the pistol as "Belgian Brownig".

A closeup of the pocket pistol in hands of illegal gold dealer Antonina Valeryanovna Prakhova (Emiliya Milton). Note that "frame" and "slide" make a single part which proves that the gun is a mockup.
ZnaToKi-PocketPistol-2.jpg
Prakhova threatens Voldemar (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan).
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Znamenskiy holds the pistol during the search in Prakhova's apartments.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant "obrez"

Several Mosin Nagant "obrez" sawed-off rifles are confiscated from Mordvinov's gang in "Case No.22. Mafia".

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian, such a weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut". It was mostly used by criminals and rebels.
Militsiya Sr. Lt. Kurkov (Viktor Kostromin) puts an "obrez" and pair of TT-33 pistols on the table. Another "obrez" is already on the table.
Several "obrez", a TT and a P38 are seen on the table, and another TT is held by Kurkov (Viktor Kostromin) on the right.
A pile of "obrez" on the table.
Two "obrez" and ammunition on the table.
Another view of the "obrez" on the table.



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