New Adventures of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (Noviye priklucheniya Nero Wolfa i Archie Goodwina)

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New Adventures
of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin
(Noviye priklucheniya
Nero Wolfa i Archie Goodwina)
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DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
Creator Igor Muzhzhukhin
Viktor Sergeev
Broadcast 2004
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 8 (4x2)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nero Wolfe Donatas Banionis
Archie Goodwin Sergey Zhigunov
NYPD Inspector Cramer Sergei Parshin
Lily Rowan Lana Pauli
Fritz Brenner Sergey Migitsko
Theodore Horstmann Evgeniy Ilovayskiy
NYPD Sgt. Purley Stebbins Ilya Mozgovoy



New Adventures of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin ((Noviye priklucheniya Nero Wolfa i Archie Goodwina)) is a 2004 Russian detective TV series, adapted from the works by Rex Stout about the famous private detective Nero Wolfe and starring Donatas Banionis as Nero Wolfe and Sergey Zhigunov as his assistant Archie Goodwin. The series consists of four two-part, feature length episodes, based on the novels and short stories "Black Orchids" (Ep.1 "Podarok dlya Lily"), "The Black Mountain" (Ep.2 "Poslednyaya volya Marko"), "Too Many Women" (Ep.3 "Slishkom mnogo zhenshin"), and "The Red Box" (Ep.4 "Tayna krasnoy shkatulki").

The series is the second installment in the screen adaptations of Rex Stout's works, following Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (2002).

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The following weapons were used in the television series New Adventures of Nero Wolfe and Archie Goodwin (Noviye priklucheniya Nero Wolfa i Archie Goodwina):


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Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Inspector Cramer (Sergei Parshin) uses a Nagant M1895 revolver in Eps.1 and 2. A Nagant revolver is also the murder weapon in Ep.1. In Ep.2 Nagants are seen in hands of Dan Nedich (Yuriy Lazarev) and Johnnie Luchiano (Andrei Chumanov).

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
The mysterious murderer sets up the gun trap (Ep.1). A string is attached to the trigger.
A close-up of the muzzle and the post-1930 front sight.
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The string is pulled, and the revolver fires.
Inspector Cramer holds his revolver while he is under the influence of laughing gas in the climactic scene in Ep.1.
Dan Nedich fires a Nagant in the opening scene in Ep.2.
Dan Nedich stands over the body of his victim.
The grip of the Nagant in hands of Johnnie Luchiano is seen.
Johnnie Luchiano orders his associate Leo to shut up.
Inspector Cramer and Archie Goodwin fire their guns in the climactic scene in Ep.2.

Pistols

M1911A1

Archie Goodwin (Sergey Zhigunov) carries a Colt M1911A1 pistol.

Pre-War Colt M1911A1 - Commercial Model known as the "Colt Government Model" - .45 ACP. This has a deep Colt factory blued finish, common for commercial variants before and after the war.
Archie arrests crime boss Johnnie Luchiano (Ep.2).
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Inspector Cramer and Archie Goodwin fire their guns in the climactic scene in Ep.2.
Inspector Cramer returns Archie's gun, which he lost last night during a failed ambush (Ep.4).

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

In Ep.2 one of the Yugoslav soldiers carries a Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine. Unlike the original novel that is set in 1950s in Tito's Yugoslavia, the episode is set in 1930s in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia, when the M38 Carbine is an anachronistic gun.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
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A soldier at the doors carries an M38 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In Ep.2 one of the Yugoslav soldiers carries a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
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One of the soldiers, arresting Nero Wolfe who is disguised as a local peasant, carries an M91/30 rifle.

Shotguns

Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun

Another Yugoslav soldier in Ep.2 carries a Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun. Most likely same gun is seen in hands of Dan Nedich (Yuriy Lazarev) in same episode. This shotgun is likely used as a stand-in for a hunting rifle.

Frolov Shotgun - 28 gauge
Dan Nedich (under disguise) in ambush.
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He takes the gun.
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One of the soldiers, arresting Nero Wolfe, carries a "Frolovka".
The typical Mosin magazine is seen.


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