Teheran 43

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Teheran 43 (1981).

Teheran 43 is a 1981 USSR-France-Switzerland film by Aleksandr Alov and Vladimir Naumov. It was distributed in Russian under the title Tegeran-43, in English as Teheran 43: Spy Ring and Assassination Attempt (the title of the TV version), in French as Téhéran 43, nid d'espions. The story takes place in Teheran during the Teheran Conference of 1943 when German agents planned to assassinate the Big Three - Winston Churchill, Joseph Stalin, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt - and 37 years later in Paris where several heroes and antiheroes meet again.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Teheran 43:

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Revolvers

Nagant M1895 short-barreled revolver

One of the German agents (Georges Géret) uses a short Nagant M1895 revolver hidden inside a camera while training for the assassination attempt in 1943. This is a custom version with a very short barrel (shorter than the "standard" short Nagant). Snub nose Nagant is also used by Max Richard (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) during the final scene in Paris in 1980.

Nagant M1895 Revolver with 3.3inch (85mm) barrel - 7.62x38N
A German agent disguised as a press photographer opens his camera to get his revolver out.
Teheran 43 Nagant short-2.jpg
The agent fires his revolver.
Max Richard draws his revolver...
...and holds his former boss Scherner (Albert Filozov) as a hostage.

Nagant M1895

One of the German agents in Teheran uses a standard Nagant M1895 revolver during the shootout in the antique shop (the other one is armed with a Walther P38).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N
The man at the left holds a Nagant.

Smith & Wesson Model 36

Police inspector Foche (Alain Delon) uses Smith & Wesson Model 36 revolver during the plane-hijacking scene in 1980.

Smith & Wesson Model 36 - .38 Special
Foche threatens Scherner (Albert Filozov).
Foche with his revolver in hand while negotiating with the hijackers.

Pistols

Luger P08

Andrei (Igor Kostolevsky) uses a Luger P08 pistol in Teheran. It is also the weapon of several German agents.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a 1917 dated handgun, thus it is a World War One firearm.
Andrei (Igor Kostolevsky) fires his Luger at the German agents.
Andrei runs with his Luger in hand.
Andrei and Marie (Natalya Belokhvostikova) after the shootout.
A German agent with his P08.
German agents disguised as locals fire at the Soviet soldiers. One of them is armed with a Thompson M1928A1 SMG and the other with a Luger P08 pistol.

Walther P38

German agents in Teheran use Walther P38 pistols. All of these pistols are nickel-plated, so it is likely that a single P38 was used in the movie. A P38 is also carried by Max Richard (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) during the final scene in Paris in 1980.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Teheran 43 P38 and revolver.jpg
A German agent fires his P38 during the shootout in the antique shop.
A German agent with his P38 after the shootout.
A German agent disguised as a local fires his P38.
Scherner's bodyguard disarms Max Richard.

M1911A1

German agents and Soviet counterintelligence agency members use M1911A1 pistols in Teheran.

World War II issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
German agents fire at Andrei with a M1911A1 pistol and a M1928A1 Thompson SMG. The screenshot is vague due to the fast movement of the car, but these weapons are easy to identify.
A German agent with his M1911A1 pistol.
A Soviet counterintelligence agent (Nartai Begalin) with his M1911A1 pistol.

TT-33

Tokarev TT-33 pistols are seen in the hands of Soviet officers in Teheran.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
Soviet soldiers pursue the German agents in Teheran. A wounded officer holds his TT pistol.

Browning Hi-Power

Max Richard's (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) personal weapon while hiding in Paris in 1980 is a Browning Hi-Power pistol.

Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm.
Max Richard (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) pulls his Hi-Power out when someone tries to open the door of his apartment.
Max Richard aims his pistol.

Beretta M1934

One of the German agents (Georges Géret) pulls out a pistol to threaten the Teheran photographer (who in turn shows the agent his FN Model 1910). The pistol is seen briefly but can be supposedly identified as a Beretta M1934.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Teheran 43 pocket pistol-1.jpg
Teheran 43 pocket pistol-2.jpg

FN Model 1910

A photographer (Arutyun Akopyan) in Teheran pulls out an FN Model 1910 pistol when German agents threaten him.

FN Model 1910 .380 ACP.
The photographer with his FN Model 1910.

SMGs

Thompson M1928A1

M1928A1 Thompson SMGs are used by German agents in Teheran. One of the hijackers of the French airplane in 1980 is also armed with a Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine and the early 'simplified' rear sight that would be adopted for the M1 Thompson - .45 ACP.
M1928A1 Thompson, converted for using MP40 magazines fitted for 7.62x25 blank cartridges
German agents fire an M1911A1 pistol and a Thompson M1928A1 SMG at Andrei. The screenshot is vague due to the fast movement of the car, but these weapons are easy to identify.
Max Richard (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) with his Thompson in Teheran.
German agents disguised as locals fire at the Soviet soldiers. One of them is armed with a Thompson M1928A1 SMG and the other with a Luger P08 pistol.
A hijacker (Aleksandr Yanvarev) with the Thompson is seen in the background. His Thompson is fitted with MP40 magazine.
The barrel of the Thompson is seen near the shoulder of the young woman.

MP38

One of hijackers (Jess Hahn) of the French airplane in 1980 is armed with an MP38 SMG.

MP38 submachine gun - 9x19mm.
Teheran 43 MP40-1.jpg
Teheran 43 MP40-2.jpg

FBP m/948

Another hijacker (Mike Marshall) of the French airplane in 1980 is armed with a Portuguese FBP m/948 SMG.

FBP submachine gun - 9x19mm.
Teheran 43 M3A1.jpg

PPSh-41

Soviet soldiers in Teheran are armed with PPSh-41 SMGs.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev.
The screenshot is vague due to the fast movement, but the PPSh-41 is easy to identify.

MAT-49

Several French policemen in 1980 are seen with MAT-49 SMGs.

MAT-49 Submachine Gun - 9x19mm.
A French policeman with a MAT-49 is seen in the background.

Uzi

An Uzi SMG is seen on police inspector Foche's table (Alain Delon) when he is negotiating with the hijackers in 1980.

IMI Uzi with collapsed buttstock - 9x19mm.
Teheran 43 Uzi.jpg

Rifles

Lee-Enfield rifle

The guards at the door of the British embassy in Teheran are armed with rifles that look like Lee-Enfields.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British. This was the main battle rifle of the British and Commonwealth forces during World War Two.
Teheran 43 Lee Enfield.jpg

M1 Carbine

US soldiers escorting President Roosevelt are armed with M1 Carbines.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine .
Teheran 43 M1 Carbine.jpg


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