Lenin...The Train is a 1988 Austrian-French-German-Italian-Spanish TV movie directed by Damiano Damiani. The plot of the film takes place during the First World War, in 1917. The German Empire fights simultaneously on two fronts, in the west and in the east. In this situation, an exile Russian addressed to the German General Staff: Lenin, the Russian revolutionary, who lives in Swiss exile in Zurich, should be allowed to return to his homeland, to bring about a successful transformation of the political conditions in the Russian Empire. The proposal is put into action. Lenin and a group of exiled revolutionaries board a special train and travel from Switzerland through Germany and Sweden to Petrograd. During the train's journey, Lenin discusses his political ideas with his fellow travelers.
The following weapons were used in the miniseries Lenin...The Train:
Mle 1892 Revolver
A French officer uses a Mle 1892 Revolver at the beginning.
Russian officers can briefly seen with unknown revolvers.
Mauser Karabiner 98b
The post-war Weimar Karabiner 98b is used by German soldiers. The rifles have tangent-leaf rear sight instead of Lange Visiers from the Gewehr 98 and turned bolt handles.
The anachronistic Karabiner 98k is the most used rifle through the movie. It's used by German, French and Russian soldiers. German border guards and Police use it too.
Steyr Mannlicher M1895
Some Steyr Mannlicher M1895 rifles are used by French and German soldiers.
French soldiers are seen carrying correct Lebel 1886 rifles.
Czech vz. 16/33
German soldiers can also seen with anachronistic Czech vz. 16/33 carbines at the train station at Frankfurt and Berlin.
Mosin Nagant 1891
An accurate Imperial Mosin Nagant 1891 is seen used by a Russian soldier in Lenin's vision of the execution of his brother.
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Russian soldiers carry anachronistic Mosin Nagant M91/30 rifles.
A Russian soldier can briefly seen with a Berdan No.2 Rifle.
The Fiat-Revelli M14 machine gun is used by French soldiers.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
Model 17 Stielhandgranate
The young German soldier uses a correct Model 17 Stielhandgranate. Identify by the belt clip.