Property of Republic (Dostoyanie respubliki), The

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The Property of Republic
(Dostoyanie respubliki)
The Property of Republic.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Bychkov
Release Date 1971
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Makar Oleg Tabakov
Markiz Andrey Mironov
Keshka Viktor Galkin
Tarakanov Spartak Mishulin
Lagutin Igor Kvasha

The Property of Republic (Dostoyanie respubliki) is a 1971 Russian adventure movie by Vladimir Bychkov starring Oleg Tabakov as Makar and Andrey Mironov as Markiz. The story takes place during the Russian civil war when several men are searching for lost artistic values.

The following weapons were used in the film The Property of Republic (Dostoyanie respubliki):



Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are seen in hands of many characters including Makar (Oleg Tabakov), Markiz (Andrey Mironov), Tarakanov (Spartak Mishulin) and Lagutin (Igor Kvasha).

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo)
Markiz fires a Nagant in circus. Next moment his revolver switches to a Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model.
Makar and Markiz with Nagant revolvers in a standoff.
Makar is under siege in wagon. Note the unusual position of the ramrod (the same defect, common to old Nagants, can be seen in Déjà Vu (1988) and several other movies).
Lagutin aims his Nagant at Markiz.

Smith & Wesson Russian Model

The Smith & Wesson Russian Model Pattern II revolver is used by Markiz (Andrey Mironov) and Makar (Oleg Tabakov) when they both show outstanding marksmanship in circus. Later S&W revolvers are used by several Lagutin's men.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Markiz with S&W revolver in circus.
Makar's marksmanship is no lesser.
Lagutin's man with S&W revolver.


Mauser C96

The Mauser C96 is the weapon of Red commissar Petrovykh (Sergei Plotnikov). Makar (Oleg Tabakov) carries a Mauser in holster in several scenes.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
Parrot: Long live the Emperor!. Red commissar: Look at this counterrevolutionary!
Makar carries a Mauser in holster (at the left).
Makar carries a Mauser in holster (at the right).
One of Lagutin's brigands carries a Mauser holster.

Percussion Dueling Pistol

Markiz (Andrey Mironov) shows his outstanding marksmanship in first time with a percussion lock pistol. He identified this weapon as Belgian work of early 19th century (which matches a flintlock rather than a caplock pistol). This long-barreled pistol looks like one of pair of dueling weapons.

Modern replica of Lepage percussion dueling pistol.
Markiz aims his pistol...
...and fires it.
Discharged pistol is thrown on the pavement.


Mosin Nagant Rifle

Mosin Nagant rifles are used by Red Army soldiers and Lagutin's brigands.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
Red Army soldiers guard the train.
One of Lagutin's brigands carries Mosin Nagant rifle.

Mosin Nagant sawn-off rifle ("obrez")

Sawn-off M1891/30 rifles known as "obrez" are used by many of Lagutin's brigands.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cutted".
A brigand aims his "obrez" at captured Makar.
A brigand with "obrez".
Close view on the "obrez" muzzle.

Machine guns

Maxim M1910

Maxim M1910 MGs is seen in final scene of the movie.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Makar (Oleg Tabakov) fires Maxim M1910/30 which is mounted on tachanka cart.
Another Maxim M1910/30 is abandoned by its crew.


Original cinema poster of The Property of Republic (Dostoyanie respubliki) (1971)

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