|Tracks in the Snow (Sledy na snegu)
Tracks in the Snow (Sledy na snegu) is a Soviet 1955 adventure spy movie, directed by Adolf Bergunker. A geologist is murdered in Yakutian village. The investigation, hold by Major of State Security Shelestov (Vladimir Krasnopolskiy), uncovers a spy ring. In an attempt to escape on a plane the spies are captured.
The following weapons were used in the film Tracks in the Snow (Sledy na snegu):
Vis wz. 35
Vis wz. 35 pistols (probably a single prop is reused throughout the movie) are used by Lt. of State Security Grigoriy Petrenko (Vladimir Gusev) (a strange choice for Soviet law enforcement officer), a foreign spy Vasiliy Mikhaylovich Belolyubskiy (Oleg Zhakov) and his unnamed accomplice (Ants Eskola). In the final scene Major of State Security Roman Lukich Shelestov (Vladimir Krasnopolskiy) holds a Vis, taken from arrested spy.
Belolyubskiy holds a Vis.
Lt. Petrenko carries a Vis in TT holster (it's possible if a small part of the holster is removed).
Belolyubskiy fires at hunter Bykadorov.
A grip of Petrenko's pistol is seen when he carries the gun in his bosom.
Petrenko draws his pistol. He also holds an M91 Sniper rifle (see below).
Another view of Petrenko's pistol.
Petrenko drops the pistol during the grapple with fugitive criminal and spy accomplice Ivan Sharaborin (Mikhail Medvedev
Sharaborin manages to get the gun.
A pistol, taken from the spy, is seen in Maj. Shelestov's hand when he and Petrenko capture the plane and prevent the escape of spies.
Major of State Security Roman Lukich Shelestov (Vladimir Krasnopolskiy) and radio operator Nadezhda (Nadyusha) Everstova (Yevgeniya Ten) carry PPS-43 SMGs.
PPS-43 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Maj. Shelestov holds a PPS.
Shelestov carries a PPS on sling.
Nadyusha aims her PPS. Next to her is hunter Bykadorov with a shotgun.
A close view of folding stock.
A good view of Shelestov's PPS.
Lt. Petrenko carries Nadyusha's PPS together with his M91 rifle.
Shelestov and Petrenko aim their weapons.
Mosin Nagant M1891 Sniper
A Mosin Nagant M1891 rifle, fitted with a sniper scope and turned down bolt handle of sniper version of M91/30, is used by Lt. of State Security Grigoriy Petrenko (Vladimir Gusev).
Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle with PE scope - 7.62x54mm R
A sniper scope is in warm cover. Turned down bolt handle can be seen.
The position of top barrel band allows to identify the rifle as M91.
He aims. VP sniper scope is seen.
A good view of the bolt and sniper scope.
Double Barreled Shotgun
Double Barreled Shotguns are seen in hands of aged local hunter Innokentiy Nazarovich Bykadyrov (Pyotr Reshetnikov), a fugitive criminal Ivan Sharaborin (Mikhail Medvedev) and some minor characters.
TOZ-BM, a sample of shotgun with exposed hammers - 16 gauge
Bykadorov carries his shotgun.
A general view of Bykadorov's shotgun.
Nadyusha with PPS-43 and Bykadorov with shotgun.
Sharaborin carries a shotgun.
A close view of Sharaborin's shotgun.
A sniper shot of Lt. Petrenko breaks Sharaborin's shotgun.
holster. In this scene it is definitely empty.
The plane, sent to evacuate the spies, is a Douglas A-20 Boston, converted for civilian use. A large number of A-20s was sent to USSR through Lend-Lease but they are rarely seen in Soviet movies.