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The Great Road (Bolshaya doroga)

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The Great Road (Bolshaya doroga)
Film poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Yuri Ozerov
Release Date 1962
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jaroslav Hašek Josef Abrhám
Josef Strašlipka/Švejk Rudolf Hrusínský
Alexandra Grigorievna Lvovova aka 'Shura' Inna Gulaya
H. M. Col./Czechoslovak General Jaroslav Marvan
H. M. Lt./Czechoslovak Capt. Dub Frantisek Filipovský
Polivanov Yuriy Yakovlev
Police inspector Frantisek Hanus

The Great Road (Bolshaya doroga) (Russian title: Большая дорога, Czech title: Velká cesta) is a 1962 Russian-Czech film directed by Yuri Ozerov. The film tells about famous writer Jaroslav Hasek (Josef Abrhám), author of the novel The Good Soldier Švejk, and his adventure during the Russian Civil War.

The following weapons were used in the film The Great Road (Bolshaya doroga):


Custom Nagant M1895

Shura (Inna Gulaya) holds a custom Nagant M1895 revolver. The base model is short version with 3.3" barrel that has ejector rod and its socket removed.

Nagant M1895 Revolver with 3.3" barrel - 7.62x38R Nagant
'Shura' aims his gun on the mayor of a town.
Bolshaya doroga-Nagant-Add1.jpg
Bolshaya doroga-Nagant-Add3.jpg
'Shura' embraces Hasek with a gun in her hand.

Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector

Austo-Hungarian Lt. Dub (Frantisek Filipovský) owns a Smith & Wesson 44 Hand Ejector revolver. The exact model appears to be 1st Model "Triple Lock" or Mk II Hand Ejector.

Smith & Wesson Mk.II Hand Ejector - .455 Webley. Note shrouded ejector rod.
Lt. Dub order Pvt. Strašlipka (Rudolf Hrusínský) to shoot him in the ass.
Bolshaya doroga-Revolver-Add3.jpg
Strašlipka holds the revolver.


FN Model 1900

The "White Army" spy Polivanov (Yuriy Yakovlev) is owner of the FN Model 1900 pistol.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Polivanov tried to hide his gun ...
... but Shura (Inna Gulaya) found it and gave to Hasek.

Steyr 1912 pistol

Austro-Hungarian Army and Police officers use Steyr M1912 pistols as their sidearms.

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm
H. M. police inspector (Frantisek Hanus) comes to arrest Hasek with a gun in his hand.
Also captain (Frantisek Filipovský) of the Czechoslovak army uses this gun.


Steyr Mannlicher M1888-90

Austro-Hungarian soldiers use Steyr Mannlicher M1888-90 rifles.

Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1888-90 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher.
The soldiers under the command lance Hašek returns for their weapons.
Pvt. Strašlipka (Rudolf Hrusínský) in a trench fired a gun into the air.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle

Russian soldiers are mostly armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
(Mikhail Vasilyev in center)
Many M91/30 rifles are seen among the weapons confiscated from the city inhabitants.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

The Red Army gunner is equipped with a Maxim M1910/30 machine gun.

Maxim M1910/30 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount & shield - 7.62x54mmR

Other Weapons

F-1 hand grenade

Josef Strašlipka (Rudolf Hrusínský) used F-1 hand grenade as a hammer. This model is anachronistic.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade


76.2mm divisional gun M1902

Red Army artillery used 76.2mm divisional gun to to destroy Czechoslovak troops.


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