Last Hunt (Poslednyaya okhota), The

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The Last Hunt (Poslednyaya okhota)
Poslednyaya okhota Poster.jpg
Modern Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Igor Sheshukov
Release Date 1980
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Sergei Yuriy Bogatyryov
John Horsfield Oleg Borisov
Ivan Sergeevich Shatokhin Nikolay Grinko
Keleuge Maksim Munzuk
Stan Stewart Algimantas Masiulis
Gimalkot Aleksei Oorzak
Val Marina Likhun
Takeo Oleg Li


The Last Hunt (Poslednyaya okhota) is a Soviet 1980 (filmed 1979) adventure movie directed by Igor Sheshukov. The story is set in 1920s on Chukotka, the most remote northeast area of Russia. An American seal hunter John Horsfield (Oleg Borisov) finds out that a large store of gold and furs is located in a Chukcha settlement. He plans to take this wealth by force. Local teacher Sergei (Yuriy Bogatyryov), pacifistically minded person, tries to convince Horsfield to leave, but at last he has to fight against the invaders.


The following weapons were used in the film The Last Hunt (Poslednyaya okhota):

Contents


Revolvers

Webley .455 Mk VI

A Webley .455 Mk VI is John Horsfield's (Oleg Borisov) personal handgun.

Webley Mk VI - .455 Webley
Horsfield takes the revolver from the tray, hold by his manservant Takeo (Oleg Li).
Horsfield carries the revolver tucked in his belt.
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Horsfield fires the Webley in the final shootout.
He holds discharged and open revolver.

Smith & Wesson New Model No.3

When John Horsfield fires at navigator Crane (uncredited), his Webley switches to Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 revolver and then back to Webley.

Smith & Wesson New Model No.3 with 5 inch barrel
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Horsfield fires.

Nagant M1895

Stan Stewart (Algimantas Masiulis) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Stan draws his Nagant but is killed by thrown knife.

Pistols

Mauser C96

In the final scene a Red commander (uncredited) carries a Mauser C96 pistol in holster.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The grip of the Mauser is seen at the top.
The Red commander carries a Mauser C96 in wooden holster.

Rifles

Winchester Model 1895

Winchester Model 1895 rifles are most widely used long guns in the movie. They are used by Sergei (Yuriy Bogatyryov), store manager Ivan Sergeevich Shatokhin (Nikolay Grinko), Chukchas, including shaman Keleuge (Maksim Munzuk), Val (Marina Likhun) and young hunter Gimalkot (Aleksei Oorzak), and nearly all crewmembers of Horsfield's schooner Virginia, including John Horsfield (Oleg Borisov), Stan Stewart (Algimantas Masiulis), hunters and sailors Schulz (Afanasiy Trishkin), Riff (Ivan Bortnik), Frank Price (Valentin Bukin), Drake (Aleksey Zharkov), Beddoes (Anatoliy Rudakov), Lamley (Anatoliy Bystrov), and unnamed ones (Ivan Ganzha, Aleksandr Pashutin and Vasili Popov). Russian Contract rifles are most widely seen; also there is a single sporterized Winchester 1895 and Model 1895 Carbine. These two guns often pass from hands to hands, switching with standard M1895 rifles.

A Russian contract Model 1895 - 7.62x54 Russian. Note the loading bridge over the reciever
Keleuge (at the right) fires during the shooting contest.
Gimalkot fires in the same scene.
Sergei fires in the same scene, showing an outstanding marksmanship despite his peaceful nature.
Ivan Sergeevich Shatokhin loads the Winchester.
Shatokhin fires the rifle.
Stan Stewart holds a rifle during the assault of furs store.
A Chukcha hunter returns fire to Stewart's men.
North (uncredited) fires his rifle during the final shootout.
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Sergei fires in the final shootout.
Sporting version of the 1895
During the assault of furs store Stan Stewart's rifle switches to a sporterized version.
Stewart reloads his rifle. At the background Price holds a standard rifle, instead of a carbine that he hold a minute earlier.
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Schulz fires a sporterized rifle in the climactic scene.
Horsfield fires Schulz's rifle in the final shootout.
Winchester Model 1895 carbine - .30 Cal - Commercial Version
Beddoes holds a Winchester carbine during the ambush on Shatokhin. His partner Driver (uncredited) is armed with a standard rifle, seen next to him in snow.
Price fires a carbine during the assault of furs store.
A Chukcha fires a carbine from the window of the store.
Schulz holds a carbine in the same scene.

Sporterized Vetterli Model 1869/70

During the final shootout Schulz's (Afanasiy Trishkin) Winchester 1895 switches to a sporterized Vetterli Model 1869/70 rifle. This gun has the handguard shortcut for most of its length, retain the original 11-shot tube magazine, and has the slightly shortened barrel. There is a possibility that same prop was used in The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (filmed by same studio and same year) to portray Col. Moran's airgun.

Sporterized Vetterli M1878/81 with an original long magazine - 10.4mm. The rifle in the movie has a barrel shortened to the length of the magazine, and additional ring mounts for durability.
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Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Mosin Nagant rifles that appear to be anachronistic M1938 Carbines are briefly seen in hands of some Chukcha hunters and Red Army soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A Chukcha raises in air his Mosin rifle during the feast.
A Red soldier holds an M38 Carbine, identified by the position of rifle sling.

Shotguns

Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun

What appear to be a Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun is briefly seen in hands of aged Red soldier.

"Frolovka" shotgun (converted Mosin Nagant rifle) - 28 gauge
The long thin barrel probably belongs to "Frolovka".

Machine Guns

Maxim

A Maxim machine gun is mounted on Red patrol boat in the opening scene. A Maxim is also seen on the camp of Red unit. Machine guns are seen only in distance, so it's impossible to identify the exact version (though M1910/30 is most credible).

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is mounted on a patrol boat. The patrol boat itself appears to be a Project 306 landing craft, build in 1950s.
The Maxim of Red unit is seen at far left, mounted on a sledge.



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