Russian DVD Cover
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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):
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.
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 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.
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
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
Commissioner Delaney holds his revolver.
A TOZ-8 small caliber bolt action rifle with PSO-1 sniper scope is used by Ed Black (Ints Burans) during the robbery.
Ed Black in ambush. Note the small bore size.
A good view at PSO-1 scope.
Another view at Black in ambush.
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
Frank Morgan with fake M16 during the robbery in restaurant.
Ed Black fires in the final scene.
Soldiers are armed with fake M16s.
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.