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Alamases's Gorge (Ushchelye Alamasov)

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Alamases's Gorge
(Ushchelye Alamasov)
Ushchelye Alamasov poster.jpg
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Shnejderov
Release Date 1937
Language Russian
Studio Soyuzdetfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Yú Láng Yuliya Tsay
Jamboon Boris Erdman
Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky Ivan Koval-Samborsky
Krylatkin Nikolay Poplavsky
Andrey Svetlanov Pyotr Savin
Dyndyp Daniil Sagal
Granya Steblina Aleksandra Popova
Oil tycoon Pyotr Arzhanov
Wáng Jì Liáng Li Den Ten
Enemy commander Ir. Kan

Alamases's Gorge (Russian: Ущелье Аламасов; Ushchelye Alamasov) is a 1937 Soviet adventure movie. A group of Soviet-Mongolian explorers enter a wild mountain range far from civilization to locate a valuable oil field. The native peoples don't enter this region due to mysterious creatures called Almas that live in the mountains. The explorers reach their destination and find hostile soldiers (the hostile state isn't named, but the uniform and weaponry of the soldiers resembles that of the Imperial Japanese Army), which have secretly invaded Mongolia. Now, they must fight to defend their discovery and unravel the mystery of the Almas.

Note: An Almas is a mysterious humanoid creature from the folk religions of Central Asian native peoples, whose existence currently has never been proven, but never disproven. It is often described as a large, hairy, bipedal creature, not unlike North America's Bigfoot.

The following weapons were used in the film Alamases's Gorge (Ushchelye Alamasov):


Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

The enemy commander (Ir. Kan) and several of his soldiers uses Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistols.

Mauser C96 "Pre-War Commercial" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The enemy commander (Ir. Kan) draws his Mauser.
An enemy soldier tries to use his pisto, while being killed.
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The enemy commander brandishes his Mauser.
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An enemy soldier with the Mauser.
The escaping enemy commander fires his pistol at his pursuer.

Tokarev TT-33

Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky (Ivan Koval-Samborsky) carries a Tokarev TT-33 in a holster.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
An enemy soldier disarms Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky of his sidearm.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Various characters carry Mosin Nagant Rifles. Most of them are original Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifles.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon - 7.62x54mm R
Dyndyp (Daniil Sagal) with the rifle on his shoulder. Note the lack of cleaning rod.
Andrey Svetlanov (Pyotr Savin) with the rifle on his shoulder.
Another view of Andrey's rifle.
Native guides with the rifles.
Partisans put a rifle on the ground.
Jamboon (Boris Erdman) and several Soviet-Mongolian explorers with the rifles.
Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky (Ivan Koval-Samborsky) and several other Soviet-Mongolian explorers with the rifles.
Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky and Jamboon aim their rifles.
Yú Láng (Yuliya Tsay) charges her rifle.
Krylatkin (Nikolay Poplavsky) fires.

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbines are also used by the explorers.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
The barrel of M1907 Carbine is seen at the far left. Note the position of the sling slot just near the top barrel band and the short barrel.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

At least one of the Soviet-Mongolian explorers is armed with a German Gewehr 98.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The rifle can be seen in the background between Jamboon and another explorer.


Several characters including Dyndyp, Granya Steblina (Aleksandra Popova), and Krylatkin (Nikolay Poplavsky) use TOZ-8 rifles.

TOZ-8 - .22LR
Granya Steblina with the rifle.
Good view of the rifle's shape.
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Krylatkin carries rifle on his shoulder.
The stock is seen.
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Arisaka Type 38

Bayonet-attached Arisaka Type 38s are the standard long gun of the enemy soldiers. Several partisans, including their commander Wáng Jì Liáng (Li Den Ten), are armed with the Arisaka Type 38. Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky also carries an Arisaka Type 38.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
An enemy soldier with the rifle.
Bayonets are seen.
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Hostile soldiers fire their rifles at the Soviet-Mongolian explorers.
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Vyacheslav Antonovich Viskovsky (at the right) with the rifle.
A partisan with the rifle. The muzzle shape is seen.
Another partisan cleans his rifle.
Wáng Jì Liáng puts his rifle on the ground.
Wáng Jì Liáng with the rifle.

Machine Guns

Lewis Gun

An enemy soldier uses a Lewis Gun. It isn't fired onscreen.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
An enemy soldier at the center aims the machine gun. It has a standard bipod, unlike the one seen below.
Lewis Gun, produced by Savage Arms Company, on Light Ground Mount support - .30-06
An enemy soldier loads his Lewis. This is particular Lewis Gun is a Savage Arms Company produced machine gun, identified by the Light Ground Mount three-leg support (unlike the bipod of a British Lewis).
The same enemy soldier fires.
The enemy commander (Ir. Kan) fires.

Colt 1895 Automatic Machine Gun

Several enemy soldiers fire Colt 1895 Automatic Machine Guns. Dyndyp captures one. These machine guns are most likely Russian contract M1895/14 models.

Colt 1895/14 machine gun, Russian contract version - 7.62x54mm R
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An enemy soldier fires.
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Another view of the same scene.
Dyndyp kills the enemy gunner.
Dyndyp readies the captured machine gun.
Dyndyp fires.

Lewis Model 1924

A Soviet R-5 combat plane is equipped with Twin Lewis Model 1924 machine guns. Note: The "Model 1924" is a Soviet designation for infantry Lewis machine guns converted for aircraft service. They were used on some Soviet planes in the late 1920s until replaced by the Degtyaryov DA. Unlike "true" aircraft Lewis Guns, the "Model 1924" still had the radiator fins and was fitted only with 47-round drum magazines.

Twin Lewis Model 1924 on Tur-6 mounting on a Soviet TB-1 bomber.
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A perfect view of the machine gun.


Improvised Grenades

Several Soviet-Mongolian explorers use improvised grenades made from tin cans.

Improvised "Jam Tin Grenade"
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Krylatkin throws a grenade.
Granya Steblina takes a grenade from the hands of another injured explorer.
Jamboon prepares to use a grenade.

R-5 combat plane

A Soviet R-5 combat plane is seen at the film's climax.

View from the front...
...and right side of the plane.
Perfect view of the frontal part of the plane.

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