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A Trap for Jackals (Kapkan dlya shakalov)

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A Trap for Jackals (Kapkan dlya shakalov)
Kapkan dlya shakalov Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Mukadas Makhmudov
Release Date 1985
Language Russian
Studio Tajikfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Militsiya Maj. Farid Akhmedovich Azizov Nurullo Abdullayev
Akbar Rakhmanov Andrey Podoshian
Shukrat Akhmadov Yunus Yusupov
Tajinisso Rakhmanova Alla Renzyayeva
Farkhad Baratov Vadim Mikheyenko
Militsiya Capt. Khalilov Aleksandr Khodzhayev
Gaib-bek Elgudzha Burduli
Ali Maksud Imatshoyev

A Trap for Jackals (Kapkan dlya shakalov) is a Soviet 1985 adventure detective movie directed by Mukadas Makhmudov. In early 1920s the treasures of Qurboshi (chieftan) Gaib-bek were hidden in a remote cave somewhere in Tajikistan. In 1984 Militsiya detective Maj. Farid Azizov investigates a murder and finds out that it is connected with the treasure map.

The following weapons were used in the film A Trap for Jackals (Kapkan dlya shakalov):


Nagant M1895

During the events of 1920s Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by basmachi, including Qurboshi Gaib-bek (Elgudzha Burduli) and his henchman Yusuf (Konstantin Butayev). During the events of 1984 wrongly accused Akbar Rakhmanov (Andrey Podoshian) confronts a real murderer with a Nagant that belonges to his sister, circus trick shooter Tajinisso Akhmadova (Alla Renzyayeva).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
One of Ali's men holds a Nagant. He also carries a Mauser C96, tucked in his belt.
Yusuf with two Nagants.
Yusuf holds a Nagant. In this scene his revolver has extended ejector rod which is common for well-worn Nagants.
One of Gaib-bek's men with a Nagant.
Gaib-bek fires at Red Army soldiers. He holds a Nagant and a Mauser C96 (earlier in this scene he was armed with two Mauser pistols).
Akbar Rakhmanov holds a Nagant, stolen from his sister's inventory.
Akbar confronts the real murderer.
Tajinisso Rakhmanova shows a feat of blind-firing in circus. Note that the cylinder of her Nagant is empty.


Mauser C96

Gaib-bek (Elgudzha Burduli) and his son Ali (Maksud Imatshoyev) use Mauser C96 pistols during the events of 1920s.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Ali fires a Mauser during the attack on his father's caravan.
Another view of Ali's Mauser.
A good view of Gaib-bek's Mauser.
Gaib-bek fires.
One of Ali's men carries a Mauser C96, tucked in his belt. He also holds a Nagant revolver.
Gaib-bek dual-wields Mauser pistols during the shootout with Red Army soldiers.
Another view of Gaib-bek, firing two Mausers. Later in the same scene one of his Mausers switches to a Nagant revolver.

Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols are service sidearms of Soviet Militsiya. They are seen in hands of Maj. Farid Akhmedovich Azizov (Nurullo Abdullayev) and Sr.Lt. Abdulayev (Iso Abdurashidov).

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Sr.Lt. Adbulayev aims at a car, hijacked by escaping Akbar Rakhmanov.
A PM is seen in hands of Maj. Azizov during the car chase.
Azizov carries his PM in shoulder holster ("operative holster" was an official term of Soviet law enforcement services).
Azizov fires from a helicopter during the chase after Farkhad Baratov's car.


Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Many Gaib-bek's and Ali's basmachi, including Yusuf (Konstantin Butayev) and Sattar (Edilbek Chokubayev), are armed with out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Yusuf carries an M38 Carbine.
A closer view of Yusuf's carbine.
A closeup of the muzzle of M38 Carbine in hands of Ali's man.
Ali's basmachi fire M38 Carbines during the attack on Gaib-bek's caravan.
Gaib-bek's man returns fire.
Sattar and Yusuf with M38 Carbines.
Sattar carries M38 Carbine.
Yusuf carries M38 Carbine.

Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine

In one scene Sattar (Edilbek Chokubayev) is armed with a Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine (later he is seen with M38 Carbine).

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
Sattar holds an M44 Carbine. The base of removed folding bayonet is seen on the barrel.

Vz.16/33 Czech Mauser

A Vz.16/33 Czech Mauser, is seen in hands of one of Gaib-bek's basmachi.

Czech Mauser vz. 16/33 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. The screen gun matches the bottom sample.
A man at the right holds a Mauser carbine.
The same character in center.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DT (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DT, visually modified to resemble Lewis Gun, is used by Gaib-bek (Elgudzha Burduli) and one of his men.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R. DT could be dismounted from the tank or armored car and used with a bipod as a light machine gun.
Lewis Gun - .303 British
A basmachi, holding a fake Lewis, is shot.
Gaib-bek with a fake Lewis.



Yusuf carries a Nagant holster of Soviet pattern.
A Militsiya operative carries a PM holster.

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