Personally Known (Lichno izvesten)

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Personally Known
(Lichno izvesten)
Lichno izvesten Poster.jpg
Original Russian Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Erazm Karamyan
Stepan Kevorkov
Grigoriy Balasanyan
Release Date 1958
Language Russian
Armenian
Studio Armenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Simon Arshaki Ter-Petrosian aka Kamo Gurgen Tonunts
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin Boris Smirnov
Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya Maria Pastukhova
Medea Medea Chakhava
Vasiliy Nikitich Sergei Stolyarov
Javahir Zhanna Hovnatanyan
"Long-haired" Artyom Karapetyan
Col. Vadim Arkadyevich Martsipanov Boris Svoboda


Personally Known (Russian title Lichno izvesten, Armenian title Andzamb tchanachum em) is a Soviet Armenian 1958 (filmed 1957) adventure movie directed by Erazm Karamyan, Stepan Kevorkov and Grigoriy Balasanyan. This is the first film of the trilogy about Armenian Bolshevik Simon Ter-Petrosian, better known by his nom de guerre Kamo. The story depicts the activities of Kamo during the Russian revolution 1905-1907 and his arrest in 1909, followed by prison break. The movie is followed by two sequels: An Extraordinary Assignment (Chrezvychajnoe poruchenie) (1966) and The Last Deed of Kamo (Posledniy podvig Kamo) (1974).


The following weapons were used in the film Personally Known (Lichno izvesten):

Contents


Revolvers

Smith & Wesson No 3 Russian Model

Several revolutionaries, including Simon Ter-Petrosian aka Kamo (Gurgen Tonunts) and Vasiliy Nikitich aka Comrade Vasiliy (Sergei Stolyarov), use Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolvers.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
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Vasiliy, disguised as a railway engineer, draws his revolver.
Kamo, acting as Prince Dadiani, holds a Smith & Wesson. Note that the cylinder appears to be empty.
Another view of Kamo's revolver in same scene.
Vasiliy and Kamo with Smith & Wesson revolvers in same scene.
Kamo holds a Smith & Wesson during the battle at the barricade. In next moment his revolver switches to a Nagant.
Vasiliy with a Nagant and Kamo with a Smith & Wesson on a promotion still.
A revolutionary fighter at the left carries a Smith & Wesson revolver.

Nagant M1895

Kamo (Gurgen Tonunts) and several members of his militant group, including Comrade Vasiliy (Sergei Stolyarov), Revaz (Afrasiyab Mamedov) and Givi (Vakhtang Pirtskhalava), use Nagant M1895 revolvers. Both pre- and post-1930 versions are seen.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38R Nagant. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Kamo carries a Nagant (this is a promotion still with better quality than a screenhsot from the movie). Note the rounded front sight of pre-1930 version.
A revolutionary fighter (uncredited) fires at targets.
Another fighter (uncredited), disguised as a gendarme, holds his Nagant, posing as a commander of firing squad during the mock execution, planned to test the volunteers in the militant group.
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Another view of the Nagant of same character. The post-1930 front sight is seen.
Revaz holds a Nagant during the robbery of the cash transporting stagecoach ("expropriation", as the revolutionaries called such activities).
Givi (at the right) and unnamed fighter with Nagants.
Vasiliy holds a Nagant during the battle at the barricade.
Vasiliy with a Nagant and Kamo with a Smith & Wesson on a promotion still.
Kamo holds a Nagant during the battle at the barricade (in previous moment Kamo had a Smith & Wesson).

Pistols

Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are briefly seen (only in holsters) in several scenes.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The adjutant of Minister of the Transcaucasian Republic (credited as "Long-haired" (Artyom Karapetyan) carries a Mauser C96 in holster. An officer at the background also carries a holstered C96.
The grip of officer's C96 is seen.
Lichno izvesten-MauserC96-2.jpg
Kamo carries a Mauser C96 in holster in the scene when he gets a new mission from Lenin in 1919.

Rifles

Berdan No.2

Members of the militant group under the command of Kamo use Berdan No.2 rifles.

Russian Berdan No.2 (M1870) Infantry rifle - 10.67x58mm R
Revolutionary fighters, disguised as gendarmes, hold Berdan rifles during the mock execution, planned to test the volunteers in the militant group.
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Revolutionaries with captured rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

Revolutionaries, gendarmes and soldiers widely use Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles, mostly Dragoon model.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Gendarmes carry Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifles.
Revolutionary fighters capture M91 rifles. Most if not all of them appears to be Dragoon model.
Kamo (Gurgen Tonunts) examines one of captured rifles.
Suleyman (Vache Bagratuni) (at the background) and unnamed fighter on the barricade.
Kamo fires his rifle.
Vasiliy (Sergei Stolyarov) fires his rifle.
Givi (Vakhtang Pirtskhalava) (at the background) with his rifle.
Revaz (Afrasiyab Mamedov) (in center) and other fighters.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Guards in Tiflis prison carry Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
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Guards with M91 Infantry rifles.

Shotguns

Double Barreled Shotgun

A guide across the Finnish border (Ivan Ryzhov) carries a double barreled shotgun.

The guide carries his shotgun when he rides reindeer sledge.
Barrels are seen.



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