Green Wagon (Zelyonyy Furgon) (1983), The

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The Green Wagon (Zelyonyy Furgon)
The Green Wagon DVD cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Pavlovsky
Release Date 1983
Language Russian
Studio Odessa Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Volodya Patrikeyev Dmitry Kharatyan
Grichenko Boryslav Brondukov
Krasavchick Aleksandr Solovyov
Shestakov Aleksandr Demyanenko
Yermakov/Cherven Regimantas Adomaitis
Criminal Police Chief Konstantin Grigoryev
Professor Patrikeev Eduard Martsevich
Fedka "The Bull" Viktor Ilyichyov


The Green Wagon (Zelyonyy Furgon) is a 1983 Soviet adventure movie by Aleksandr Pavlovsky and based on the same title novel by Aleksandr Kozachinsky.. The story takes place in the city of Odessa in 1920. The young lad Volodya Patrikeyev (Dmitry Kharatyan) joins the Ugolovny Rozysk (Criminal Police) and finds himself against different criminals - from a horse thief to the most dangerous criminal in Odessa, a ruthless and cynical killer. The movie is the second screen adaptation of the novel after a B&W 1959 version.


The following weapons were used in the film The Green Wagon (Zelyonyy Furgon):

Contents


Handguns

Nagant M1895 Revolver

Volodya Patrikeyev (Dmitry Kharatyan) uses Nagant M1895 in most of the scenes. Several other characters, including most of the robbers in the final scene, are also armed with Nagant revolvers.

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo)
Nagant revolver and two F-1 hand grenades are seen on Volodya Patrikeyev's (Dmitry Kharatyan) table.
Volodya Patrikeyev with Nagant revolver and Grichenko (Boryslav Brondukov) with Steyr Mannlicher M1895.
Volodya Patrikeyev with Nagant revolver in the final scene.
Shestakov (Aleksandr Demyanenko) (at the left) holds his Nagant.
A robber with Nagant revolver.
A firefight in the robber's hideout. Several Nagants are seen. In the background the robber Cherven (Regimantas Adomaitis), the main villain of the movie, is firing two Nagants.

Mauser C96 Pistol

Mauser C96 pistols are used by the chief of Ugolovny Rozysk (Criminal Police) and by several other characters. They are seen mostly holstered.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
The Mauser C96 in wooden holster is seen by side of the chief of Ugolovny Rozysk (Konstantin Grigoryev).
A militioneer (policemen) with Mauser C96.

Steyr 1912 Pistol

On of the robbers in the final scene is armed with a Steyr 1912 pistol.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm
A surrendered robber in the final scene gives up his Steyr 1912 pistol.

Walther PPK

At one point Fedorkov (Yuri Dubrovin) can be seen holding at once a bunch of confiscated guns. Most of them are Nagant M1895 revolvers, but there are also others with what looks like nickel plated Walther PPK on top.

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP. Note the ring just behind the magazine.
Fedorkov with confiscated guns. A PPK is seen on top.

Percussion Cap Pistol

In the scene in opera theatre a Percussion Cap Pistol can be seen near the body of the opera singer in the "Lenskiy" role from the opera "Evgeniy Onegin".

Percussion cap pistol
Green Wagon - Flintlock.jpg

Rifles

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by soldiers of several different troops during the scenes on the streets of Odessa that takes place in 1918-1919 years. Later most militioneers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1981/30 rifles. Female convoy soldier (Margarita Krinitsyna) and Fedorkov (Yuri Dubrovin) also carry M91/30s with bayonets.

Full-length Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
A soldier of Ukrainian national army with M1891/30 rifle and the Austrian soldier are arguing for a goat. The street is divided by the rope which denotes the boundary between two powers.
Militioneers are training with Mosin Nagant M1981/30 rifles.
Female convoy soldier (Margarita Krinitsyna) with Mosin Nagant M1981/30 rifle with a full bayonet.
Another view of the same scene.
A militsioneer (Zhorzh Novitskiy) with Mosin Nagant M1981/30 rifle with a bayonet.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Volodya Patrikeyev's (Dmitry Kharatyan) other main weapon is Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Grichenko (Boryslav Brondukov) gives back Volodya's M38 Carbine. Here the ramrod is back in place.
Volodya is aiming his M38 at the horse thief...
...but it turned out that the carbine was not loaded.

Mosin Nagant sawn-off rifle ("obrez")

Several of the robbers are armed with sawn-off M1891/30 rifles known as "obrez".

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut".
Green Wagon - Obrez-1.jpg
The surrendered robbers in the final scene gives up their "obrez" sawn-off rifles.

FEG 35M

In one scene Volodya Patrikeyev (Dmitry Kharatyan) is briefly seen carrying a FEG 35M rifle instead of his M38 carbine. Later the rifle switches back to M38.

Hungarian FEG Puska 1935 Minta (35M) rifle - 8x56R
Volodya Patrikeyev with a FEG 35M on sling.

Steyr Mannlicher M1895 Rifle

Steyr Mannlicher M1895 is the weapon of militioneer (policeman) Grichenko (Boryslav Brondukov). In one scene Volodya Patrikeyev (Dmitry Kharatyan) also used it.

Steyr M1895 Long Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56R.
Grichenko (Boryslav Brondukov) with his Mannlicher rifle examines the market in search of illegal hooch.
Grichenko is reloading his Mannlicher.
Volodya Patrikeyev (Dmitry Kharatyan) with Nagant revolver and Grichenko with Steyr Mannlicher M1895.
Volodya Patrikeyev with Mannlicher rifle taken from Grichenko.

Karabiner 98k Rifle

The Austro-Hungarian soldiers in the scene that takes place in 1918 can be seen armed with 98k rifles.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
An Austrian soldier with 98k rifle is patrolling the street.

Machine guns

Maxim

Maxim M1910/30 machine gun is seen in the scene of the street shootout in 1918.

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR.
Green Wagon - Maxim-1.jpg

Another Maxim is mounted on the tripod mount. It is used by the Austro-Hungarian soldiers. Supposedly the mount belongs to the Schwarzlose Machine Gun Model 07/12 which could be intended to make the machine gun look more "Austrian-like". Note that there are two slightly different Maxims: the one on the upper screenshot belongs to the post-1941 version while the other one is an early model. Only the lower one is firing in the movie.

Green Wagon - Maxim-Vladimirov-1.jpg
Green Wagon - Maxim-Vladimirov-2.jpg

Grenades

F-1 hand grenade

Volodya Patrikeyev (Dmitry Kharatyan) got two dummy F-1 hand grenades. In the final scene he used on of them to threaten the robbers as if the grenade was live.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade.
Two dummy F-1 hand grenades on the dining table.
Nagant revolver and two F-1 hand grenades are seen on Volodya Patrikeyev's (Dmitry Kharatyan) table.
Volodya Patrikeyev with F-1 grenade at his belt.

Trivia

7.62mm cartridges for Mosin Nagant rifle in bulk and in a clip.
Green Wagon - 3-inch M1927-1.jpg
The 3-inch Russian gun M1927 is used by the Austro-Hungarian soldiers in the scene that takes place in 1918. This is an anachronism, but a weapon (except the wheels) is similar to the 3-inch Russian gun M1913 which really could be captured by Austrian troops.
A gun that looks like 85mm D-44 or D-48 AT gun is seen in the water near the beach. It stands for a gun left by the retreat of the White Army from Odessa.



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