Mirage (1983)

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Mirage (Mirāža)
Mirage-1983 DVD.jpg
Russian DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aloiz Brench
Release Date 1983
Language Latvian
Studio Riga Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ginny Gordon Mirdza Martinsone
Frank Morgan Regimantas Adomaitis
Ed Black Ints Burans
Al Kitson Martins Vilsons
Giuseppe "Gypo" Mandini Boris Ivanov


Mirage (original Latvian title Mirāža, Russian title Мираж) is a Soviet Latvian 1983 crime mini-series directed by Aloiz Brench and based on the novel The World In My Pocket by James Hadley Chase.


The following weapons were used in the film Mirage (1983):

Contents


Handguns

M1911

The first pistol used by Ed Black (Ints Burans) is an original M1911. Later he switches it to M1911A1, taken from Frank Morgan.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
A close view at Ed Black's pistol.
The pistol is tucked at Black's belt.

M1911A1

During the movie Frank Morgan (Regimantas Adomaitis), Ed Black (Ints Burans), Al Kitson (Martins Vilsons) and various police officers and security guards carry M1911A1 pistols.

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Black with shiper rifle and Morgan with pistol, tucked at his belt.
Frank Morgan aims at a security guard during the robbery.
Morgan fires his pistol.
Morgan threatens Gypo with his pistol.
A wounded security guard tries to fire his pistol.
Black with pistol in hand.
Al Kitson holds a pistol in the final scene. Next to him Ginny Gordon (Mirdza Martinsone) carries a revolver in a pocket.
Sheriff Cooper (Vilnis Bekeris) holds his pistol in the final scene.

Custom Nagant M1895 Revolver

Ginny Gordon's (Mirdza Martinsone) personal weapon is a Nagant M1895 revolver with a very short sawn-off barrel so the revolver distantly resembles Colt Detective Special. In the final scene the same movie prop is carried by Police commissioner Delaney (Martins Verdins).

A photoshopped image of sawn-off Nagant M1895 revolver
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Ginny aims her revolver during the robbery in restaurant.
A close view at Ginny's revolver.
The grip of Ginny's revolver is seen in her pocket. Next to her Al Kitson holds a M1911A1 pistol.
Commissioner Delaney holds his revolver.

Rifles

TOZ-8 Rifle

A TOZ-8 small caliber bolt action rifle with PSO-1 sniper scope is used by Ed Black (Ints Burans) during the robbery.

TOZ-8 - .22LR
Frank Morgan (Regimantas Adomaitis) holds the rifle.
Ed Black in ambush. Note the small bore size.
A good view at PSO-1 scope.
Another view at Black in ambush.
Black holds his rifle.
Black with shiper rifle and Morgan with M1911A1 pistol, tucked at his belt.
Another close view at the rifle and scope.
Black readies to open fire.

Sturmgewehr 44 (visually modified to resemble M16)

A Sturmgewehr 44, visually modified to resemble M16, is used by Frank Morgan (Regimantas Adomaitis) during the robbery in restaurant. In the final scene Ed Black (Ints Burans) fires this assault rifle at US Army soldiers who are armed with similar weapons.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
Sturmgewehr 44, visually modified to resemble M16 - 7.62x39 blank
Mirage1983-StGM16-1.jpg
Frank Morgan with fake M16 during the robbery in restaurant.
Ed Black fires in the final scene.
Soldiers are armed with fake M16s.

Other Weapons

Dummy Training Grenade

In the final scene a dummy training stick grenade is used by a US Army soldier (though it doesn't resemble any of USA hand grenades).

Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.
A soldier with a fake M16 and a hand grenade.
He readies to throw the grenade at Ed Black's position.

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