Lost Letter (Propala hramota), The
The Lost Letter (Ukrainian: Пропала грамота; Propala hramota Russian: Пропавшая грамота; Propavshaya gramota) is a 1972 Soviet Ukrainian language fantstic comedy, loosely based on the Nikolai Gogol's novel with the same name. Among with the Chasing Two Hares (Za dvumya zaytsami), this movie were the two most popular Soviet movie, filmed complitely in Ukrainian language.
The following weapons were used in the film The Lost Letter (Propala hramota):
Genuine Flintlock Pistols is seen in the hands of several characters, include the main hero, cossack Vasyl (Ivan Mykolaichuk). Most of it's are anachronistic (for the Catherine the Great's era) Russian Cavalry M1809. No one of the pistols didn't fired onscreen due obviosly reason.
Antique genuine Wheellock Pistols can be seen in the hands of several characters, include the cossack Andriy (Fyodor Strigun) and the Good Devil (Vladimir Glukhoy). No one of it weren't fired onscreen as well.
Percussion Cap Pistol
Anachronistic genuine Percussion Cap Pistol can be seen hanged on the wall of Vasyl's home.
IZh-18 (Sawn-Off, mocked as flintlock pistols)
Most of firing onscreen guns and all firing handguns actually is the sawn-off IZh-18s, mocked up as flintlock pistols.
Cossack Petro fires Blunderbuss at the one moment. Althought, this gunshot was pyrotechnicaly produced, this is the only antique genuine firearm, that can be seen in action onscreen.
Cossacks Ivan and Petro carry Kabyle Muskets at the first part on the movie. Similar looking guns can be seen on the slings of several brigands. This guns didn't fired onscreen. Most likely, the same movie props later were used in the TV-series In Search for Captain Grant (V poiskakh kapitana Granta) and movie Cossacks Go (Kozaky Ydut)