Spider (Pauk), The
The Spider (Pauk; titled Goznak prior to release) is a 2015 Russian detective TV series. The plot is set in Moscow, 1967. Militsiya Maj. Ivan Petrovich Tcherkasov (Andrey Smolyakov) and his team investigate several murders of fashion models. At the same time, a grand theft at the Goznak currency printing facility occurs (hence the first title of the series). Tcherkasov comes to the conclusion that these crimes are connected.
The plot is partially inspired by the real events of a major theft at the State Bank of the Armenian SSR in Yerevan in 1977.
Pauk is the third installment in the TV series' about detective Ivan Tcherkasov.
The following weapons were used in the television series The Spider (Pauk):
Makarov PM (IZh-79)
Most Makarov PM pistols in the series turn out to be gas-firing IZh-79 pistols (or some other similar looking non-lethal version of PM). They are used by Militsiya personnel, including Maj. Ivan Petrovich Tcherkasov (Andrey Smolyakov) and Lt. Vasiliy Ivantsov (Filipp Gurevich), and by KGB Lt. Col. Robert Mikhailovich Lebedev (Sergey Ugryumov). Sergey Sergeevich Skuratov (Rodion Nahapetov), the head of the personnel department of the All-Union Fashion House, owns an award PM pistol.
In the flashback scene showing Tcherkasov replacing live ammunition in Skuratov's PM to blanks, the pistol in general and the award inscription in particular look different from the gun that is seen in Skuratov's hands. The trigger guard and the slide stop match an original PM rather than a non-lethal versions.
Makarov PM (Air Gun)
In one scene, Maj. Ivan Petrovich Tcherkasov (Andrey Smolyakov), Sr. Lt. Aleksey Garkusha (Aleksey Bardukov), and Lt. Vasiliy Ivantsov (Filipp Gurevich) hold PM pistols that turn out to be air guns of several different models that have different visible bore size (these are mockup muzzles, the real caliber of all these air guns is .177).
Unidentified (toy?) Pistols
During the raid on the illegal gambling house, two of the Militsiya officers holds pistols that look more like plastic toys than any kind of real guns. One of these guns is a compact pistol, another is a longer M1911-style pistol and has a noticeably protruding barrel.
A security guard at the Goznak currency printing press carries an AK-47.
Marine Security Guards at the US embassy in Moscow carry M16 assault rifles, most likely M16A1s, judging by the "birdcage" flash hiders.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by the honor guards who perform a salute at the funeral of Gen. Timofeev.