Outskirts (Okraina)

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Outskirts (Okraina)
Okraina Poster.jpg
Original Russian Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Boris Barnet
Release Date 1933
Language Russian
German
Studio Mezhrabpomfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Pyotr Ivanovich Kadkin Aleksandr Chistyakov
Nikolay Kadkin Nikolay Bogolyubov
Senka Kadkin Nikolay Kryuchkov
Aleksandr Petrovich Greshin Sergey Komarov
Manya Greshina Yelena Kuzmina
Mueller Hans Klering
Aleksandr Fyodorovich Krayevich Mikhail Zharov
A Russian soldier Mikhail Yanshin


Outskirts (Okraina; another English release title The Patriots) is a Soviet 1933 B&W historical moive directed by Boris Barnet. It depicts the interwoven fate of two families in a small Russian town during the World War 1 and Russian Revolution 1917. Two sons of cobbler Pyotr Kadkin go to war; younger son Senka is killed in short time. Kadkin's neighbor Greshin, an owner of shoe factory, profits from military orders while his daughter falls in love to a German POW Mueller. In 1917 Kadkin's elder son Nikolay agitates for fraternisation and is executed by firing squad under the command of Greshin's son, an officer. The Russian revolution begins, and Pyotr Kadkin and Mueller join Red Guards.


The following weapons were used in the film Outskirts (Okraina):

Contents


Revolvers

Nagant M1895

Russian officer Greshin Jr. (Nikolay Akimov) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver in several scenes. A Nagant are also seen in holster of a Gorodovoy (policeman) (Aleksandr Zhukov).

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38R Nagant
Greshin Jr. carries a Nagant in holster.
The Gorodovoy carries a Nagant in holster (note the lanyard from the collar to the revolver grip).
Greshin Jr. holds his Nagant.
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He threatens Nikolay Kadkin who agitates for fraternisation.
The revolver hangs on lanyard while Greshin Jr. forcibly takes antiwar leaflets from Nikolay.

Pistols

Mauser C96

In the final scene one of Red Guards is armed with a Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A typical Mauser wooden holster is seen.
The pistol can be seen.

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891

Russian soldiers, including Nikolay Kadkin (Nikolay Bogolyubov), Senka Kadkin (Nikolay Kryuchkov), Smelchakov (Vladimir Uralskiy) and unnamed soldier (Mikhail Yanshin), are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles of Infantry and Dragoon models. In the final scene M1891 rifles are seen in hands of Red Guards, including Pyotr Ivanovich Kadkin (Aleksandr Chistyakov) and Mueller (Hans Klering).

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry - 7.62x54mm R
Soldiers with Infantry rifles stand in formation.
Senka Kadkin examines his cap, pierced by bullets. His Infantry rifle is in his lap.
An Infantry rifle in hands of a soldier.
Nikolay Kadkin and other soldiers with Infantry rifles in attack.
Nikolay holds a rifle in attack.
A close view of the rear sight.
Mueller with Infantry rifle and Pyotr Kadkin with Dragoon rifle lead the Red Guards.
A closer view of Mueller's rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
Cossacks carry Dragoon rifles.
Soldiers with Dragoon rifles stand in formation.
Soldiers with Dragoon rifles escort German POWs.
Another view of same scene.
A soldier with Dragoon rifle in attack.
A Dragoon rifle in hands of a soldier who helps Mueller, brutally beaten by local drunks.
A soldier (Mikhail Yanshin) brings news about the abdication of the Tsar in February 1917.
Mueller with Infantry rifle and Pyotr Kadkin with Dragoon rifle lead the Red Guards.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

German soldier Mueller (Hans Klering) holds a Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifle.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
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Mueller shelters in a shellhole on no man's land, holding his rifle with bayonet.
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Mueller tries to reload his rifle when he notices Russian soldiers, but the bolt stucks.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

When German troops repel Russian attacks, they fire a Maxim machine gun. It is seen only partiallty but still can be identified as a Russian Maxim M1910, standing for a German MG08.

Maxim M1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR
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A German machine gun mows down attacking Russian soldiers.



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