|The Death Ray (Luch smerti)
The Death Ray (Луч смерти; Luch smerti) is a Soviet 1925 B&W science fiction movie directed by Lev Kuleshov and Vsevolod Pudovkin. The Soviet inventor Podobed creates the "death ray", the powerful weapon capable of making explosions at distance. The invention is stolen by the agent of unnamed unfriendly state. There the "death ray" is used against labor strikes, but the revolted workers manage to seize the device and destroy military aviation sent against them.
Note: The original film is a severely damaged, so, restored, but watermarked version is used.
The following weapons were used in the film The Death Ray (Luch smerti):
FN Model 1900
Police commissioneer (uncredited) uses FN Model 1900. Another FN Model 1900 can be seen in the hands of one of the bodyguards. Ruller (Pyotr Galadzhev) draws FN Model 1900 at one moment.
Police commissioneer with the pistol.
View of the pistol from another side.
Bodyguard with the pistol.
Ruller aims at his workers. Note the rear sight.
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Several Fascists, including Father Revo (Vsevolod Pudovkin), use Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistols. Father Revo gives it to Female shooter (Aleksandra Khokhlova), but she immediately gives it back. Only a single pistol can be seen at a time, so, it's most likely a single movie prop.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the rear tangent sight; in something of a display of wishful thinking, the C96's sight is adjustable for ranges up to 1000 meters. Later examples had a sight adjustable to a still unrealistic 500 meters. C96 pistols with fixed rear sights are very rare.
A Fascist draws his mauser.
Revo shows his Mauser to Female shooter.
Revo tries to hand it to Female shooter.
Walther Model 9
Female shooter (Aleksandra Khokhlova) gives the Walther Model 9 to Shura (L. Strabinskaya).
Walther Model 9 - 6.35mm Browning
Pieper Bayard 1908
The Pieper Bayard 1908 can be briefly seen in the hands of another bodyguard.
Pieper Bayard Model 1908 Pocket Pistol - .32 ACP
View of Pieper Bayard from the muzzle.
Note the similar rear sight.
Nagant M1895 is the personal firearm of Engineer Podobed (Porfiri Podobed). Several Fascists agents also use it.
Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38N
Fascist agent cleans his revolver (cylynder removed).
Engineer Podobed with the revolver.
Closeup of the revolver in Fascist agent's hands.
Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model
Most Fascist agents use Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model. Engineer Podobed and Thomas Lann (Sergey Komarov) capture and briefly use several of these guns.
Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Fascist agent puts his revolver on his knee.
Agent holds his revolver.
The same agent with the revolver.
Smith & Wesson Model 10
Thomas Lann and Revo uses Smith & Wesson Model 10 revolvers at the film climax.
Smith & Wesson Model M&P Revolver with 5" Barrel - .38 Special
Good view of the gun in Thomas Lann's hands.
One Provocateur draws an unknown revolver at the film climax.
Vetterli-Vitali rifle M1870/87
Vetterli-Vitali rifle M1870/87 can be seen on the ground near the killed rebbel. Another Vetterli Rifle is seen a few feets aside. Police use Vetterli-Vitali M1870/87 rifles with bayonets attached.
Vetterli-Vitali rifle - 10.35x47mm R
Perfect view of the rifle.
Rifle is seen near the fireman's daughter (N. Stravinskaya).
The stock shape is seen at the far right.
Rifles are seen at the left.
Lee-Enfield Mk.I rifles can be seen on the ground.
Lee-Enfield Mk.I - .303 British. In service between 1896-1907
Perfect view of the rifle
Rifle under the hands of killed rebel.
Policeman with the rifle is seen at the left.
Two policemen with the rifles.
Martini Action Schuetzen Rifle
Female shooter (Aleksandra Khokhlova) briefly holds rifle what appears to be a Martini Action Schuetzen, before handing it to Circus director (a second role of Pyotr Galadzhev in the movie).
German manufactured Martini Action Schuetzen
Female shooter with the rifle.
Circus director takes the rifle.