Mandate

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Mandate
Mandat Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Nikolay Lebedev
Release Date 1964
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Gleb Prokhorovich Prokhorov Igor Bogolyubov
Glebka Prokhorov Boris Shcherbakov
Arkhip Petrovich Nikolay Rozhdestvensky
Vasiliy Oleg Letnikov
Grishka Nikolay Kuzmin
Dubok Mikhail Vasilyev
Stepan Kuzmich Aleksandr Afanasev
Bat'ka Khmel Nikolai Kryukov


Mandate (Mandat) is a Soviet 1964 (filmed 1963) historical adventure movie directed by Nikolay Lebedev. In 1919 Bolshevik Gleb Prokhorov leads a prodotryad ("food squad") that has a mission to collect grain in villages for starving Petrograd. Prokhorov is accompanied by his thirteen years old son, also named Gleb (diminutive name Glebka). But the unit is attacked by local gang. Dying Prokhorov passes his mandate, signed by Lenin, to his son.


The following weapons were used in the film Mandate:

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

The chieftain of the gang Bat'ka Khmel (Nikolai Kryukov) and one of his men use Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
A bandit holds a Nagant during the night attack on Prokhorov's unit.
Bat'ka Khmel threatens the station master.
Another view of the scene.

Reichsrevolver M1879

Glebka Prokhorov (Boris Shcherbakov) carries a Reichsrevolver M1879, confiscates from bandit Grishka (Nikolay Kuzmin). This revolver, wiped nearly to white, appears to be the same prop, used in numerous Lenfilm productions, notably Priklucheniya Sherlocka Holmsa i doktora Vatsona.

Reichsrevolver M1879 Revolver - 10.6x25R
Grishka drops his revolver.
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Glebka picks up the revolver.
Gleb Prokhorov (Igor Bogolyubov) with Mauser C96 and Glebka with Reichsrevolver.
A good view of the grip.
Glebka carries the revolver tucked in his belt.
Glebka with the revolver in hand.
A good view of the revolver.
Glebka Prokhorov holds the revolver on a production still.

Pistols

Mauser C96

Gleb Prokhorovich Prokhorov (Igor Bogolyubov) and Dubok (Mikhail Vasilyev), respectively commander and commissar of prodotryad, carry Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Prokhorov carries a Mauser in wooden holster.
Prokhorov holds his Mauser. Hext to him Glebka holds a Reichsrevolver M1879.
Prokhorov puts the pistol back in holster.
Mandat-MauserC96-4.jpg
Prokhorov in shootout with bandits.
Dubok, a Baltic Fleet sailor, holds his Mauser. In previous scene he was armed with Astra 900 (see below).
Dubok with Mauser in hand.
Dubok puts the pistol back in holster.

Astra 900

Commissar Dubok (Mikhail Vasilyev) holds an Astra 900 pistol during the shootout with the gang (later his handgun switches to a Mauser C96). This pistol appears to be the same prop, seen in several other Lenfilm productions, including Nachalnik Chukotki, and Makar-sledopyt.

Astra 900 - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Mandat-Astra900-2.jpg
Dubok fires his Astra 900.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891

Personnel of the prodotryad are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
The personnel of prodotryad (Vasiliy (Oleg Letnikov) with an accordion at the right) carry M91 rifles in the scene in Moscow Kremlin.
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Rifles of Prodotryad fighters.
Vasiliy holds his rifle.
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A closeup of the rifle of Arkhip Petrovich (Nikolay Rozhdestvensky).
Mitrich (Pavel Pervushin) fires his rifle at bandits.
Vasiliy fires at bandits.
Prodotryad fighters escort captured bandits.

Mosin Nagant "obrez"

Several bandits are armed with Mosin Nagant "obrez" sawed-off rifles.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut".
Mandat-Obrez-1.jpg
Khmel's bandit holds an "obrez".
Grishka (Nikolay Kuzmin) holds an "obrez".
Grishka holds his "obrez" at the background.

Trivia

Artillery

Red Army 76.2mm M1902 field guns are seen in Petrograd.

A 3-inch gun and an Austin armoured car on Petrograd street.
A 3-inch gun on march.


Ancient cannons are seen near the building of Kremlin Arsenal.

An ancient cannon on carriage and several barrels without carriages are seen near the wall of Arsenal.

Armour

A replica of Austin armoured car is seen in same scene. It is based on Austin-Putilov version, identified by diagonally placed turrets.

A 3-inch gun and an Austin armoured car on Petrograd street.
Another view of the armoured car.


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