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Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke)

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Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke)
Svadba v Malinovke Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Andrei Tutyshkin
Release Date 1967
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nazar Vasilyevich Duma Vladimir Samojlov
Sofya Lyudmila Alfimova
Yarinka Valentina Lysenko
Andreyka Geliy Sysoev
Gritsian Grigori Abrikosov
Yashka the Artilleryman Mikhail Pugovkin
Popandopulo Mikhail Vodyanoy
Grandfather Nechipor Yevgeny Lebedev
Balyasniy Andrei Abrikosov

Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke) is a 1967 Soviet action comedy movie directed by Andrei Tutyshkin. The story is set in an Ukrainian village during the Russian Civil war.

The following weapons were used in the film Wedding in Malinovka (Svadba v Malinovke):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by Red Army commander Nazar Duma (Vladimir Samojlov), his second-in-command Petrya Bessarabian (Nikolay Slichenko), the chief of brigands Gritsian (Grigori Abrikosov) and retired soldier Yashka the Artilleryman (Mikhail Pugovkin).

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Gritsian with his Nagant revolver. Note the extended position of the ejector rod which can be seen in several movies. This is a common defect of old revolvers.
Nazar Duma and Petrya Bessarabian carry Nagants in holsters.
Yashka the Artilleryman cleans his Nagant.
Another view of Yahka with a Nagant.
Gritsian carries a Nagant and a Mauser C96 tucked at his belt.
Petrya holds a Nagant. His revolver also has extended ejector rod (it can be same prop reused or just another sufficiently worn Nagant).
Yashka aims his Nagant (again the gun with extended ejector rod) at Popandopulo who tried to escape in women disguise.

Reichsrevolver M1879

Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy), the second-in-command of brigands, carries several handguns including Reichsrevolver M1879. This revolver, wiped nearly to white, appears to be the same prop, used in numerous Lenfilm productions, notably Priklucheniya Sherlocka Holmsa i doktora Vatsona.

Reichsrevolver M1879 - 10,6x25R
Popandopulo carries a Reichsrevolver in pocket of his luxurious red breeches.
Popandopulo draws his revolver during the conflict on feast.
He aims the revolver at Nazar Duma who poses as vagrant accordion player.
Popandopulo aims his Reichsrevolver at brigand Smetana (Aleksei Smirnov) who tries to steal a part of loot.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model

Another handgun used by Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy) is a compact Smith & Wesson revolver, supposedly a Smith & Wesson 4th Model or its clone of Belgian or Spanish manufacture. This revolver is also seen in other Lenflim productions, notably Priklucheniya Sherlocka Holmsa i Doktora Watsona.

Smith & Wesson 4th Model Double Action - .32
Popandopulo aims Smith & Wesson revolver at Smetana (later in the same scene he changed this small revolver to larger and more "frightening" Reichsrevolver). The shape of the front sight and the trigger guard match the 4th Model.
Another view of Popandopulo's Smith & Wesson.


Mauser C96

Gritsian (Grigori Abrikosov) and Popandopulo (Mikhail Vodyanoy) are both armed with Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Both Gritsian's (tucked in his belt) and Popandopulo's (in wooden holster) Mausers are seen.
A closer view of Gritsian's Mauser.
Popandopulo's Mauser in wooden holster.
Popandopulo aims his Mauser at Nazar Duma who poses as vagrant accordion player.
Gritsian shoots his Mauser pistol in the air to threaten the villagers.
Gritsian with his Mauser pistol in hand.
Gritsian with Nagant M1895 and Mauser C96 tucked in his belt.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Several brigands are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A coachman carries an M91 rifle. Note the hex receiver.
Another view of the M91 Infantry rifle of the coachman.
A brigand in black vest in center holds an M91 Infantry rifle.
Another view of same brigand's rifle.
An M91 Infantry is seen near a brignad (Nikolai Pishvanov)


Same brigand with his rifle.

M1891 Dragoon rifles are also seen in hands of brigands.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
The barrel of M91 Dragoon rifle is seen at the right.
Another view of the same rifle at the right.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Many of Red Army men and brigands are armed with out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines. Mostly the carbines lack hooded front sights, probably to make them look more like early versions of Mosin Nagant.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R.
A Red Army cavalryman carries an M38 Carbine.
Two brigands on a coach hold M38 Carbines.
Smetana (Aleksei Smirnov) (at the right) hold an M38 Carbine.
A brigand in center carries an M38 Carbine.
M38 carbines are seen at the camp of Red Army cavalry squadron.
More M38 Carbines of Red troops.
A brigand fires M1938 carbine during the night shootout.

Mosin Nagant "obrez"

Mosin Nagant "obrez" sawed-off rifles are used by brigands.

Mosin Nagant "obrez"
A brigand in center carries an "obrez".
Two brigands (Yuriy Shepelev in center, uncredited one at the far right) are armed with "obrez".
Several "obrez" are seen when brigands raise their weapons on disguised Nazar Duma.

Karabiner 98k

A brigand holds an out of time Karabiner 98k rifle. Later a captured 98k is seen in hands of the village headman Grandfather Nechipor (Yevgeny Lebedev).

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser.
A brigand with 98k rife.
Grandfather Nechipor with a 98k rifle.


Mosin Nagant/Frolov Bolt Action Shotgun

During the meeting of Yashka the Artilleryman (Mikhail Pugovkin) and Grandfather Nechipor (Yevgeny Lebedev), Yashka originally holds a bolt action shotgun that appears to be a Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun (commonly known as "frolovka"). Later it switches to a different gun that appears to be a "berdanka" shotgun.

TOZ R-32 shotgun - 32 gauge
Yashka threatens Nechipor with his gun.

Berdan Bolt Action Shotgun

During the meeting of Yashka the Artilleryman (Mikhail Pugovkin) and Grandfather Nechipor (Yevgeny Lebedev) a Berdan bolt-action shotgun (commonly known in Russia as "berdanka") passes from one to another.

Berdanka bolt action shotgun - 28 Gauge
Yashka holds "berdanka" shotgun. Note that the handguard is shorter and of another color than on Yashka's first gun, and the bolt handle differs in shape.
Yashka threatens Nechipor.
Another view of the scene.
The shotgun leans against the tree.
Nechipor: Power has changed!
Nechipor holds the shotgun.
During the night attack on brigands, village women also raise weapons. Komarikha (Tamara Nosova) holds same looking shotgun.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are mounted on tachanka carts of Reds and brigands.

Maxim M1910/30 - 7.62x54mmR.
Nazar Duma (Vladimir Samojlov) near the Maxim MG.
A Maxim of Red unit is seen at the background.
A Maxim on the brigand's tachanka. This is the same prop that was earlier seen on Reds tachanka.
Petrya (Nikolay Slichenko) captures the Maxim.

Maxim M1910

A Maxim M1910 is also seen mounted on brigands' tachanka.

Maxim M1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Nazar Duma, posing as White Army Shtabs-Captain Chechel, secretly disables brigands' Maxim. The machine gun is an M1910 with smooth water jacket.
Another view of the machine gun.

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