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Russian Movie Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Alexander Dovzhenko
Release Date March 26, 1929
Language Silent
Main Cast
Character Actor
Timosha Semyon Svashenko
Red Army soldier Georgiy Kharkiv
German officer Dmitri Erdman
Tsar Nicholas II Alexander Evdakov
German soldier in glasses Amvrosi Buchma

Arsenal (Russian title:Арсенал; or also titled as January Uprising in Kiev in 1918) is a 1929 Soviet silent film directed by Alexander Dovzhenko. The revolutionary film shows the uprising in the Kiev armaments factory "Arsenal" (Завод Арсенал) of workers during the the January Uprising in 1918 against the bourgeois-national government of the Ukraine.

The following weapons were used in the film Arsenal:


Colt M1911

The German officer (Dmitri Erdman) holds a Colt M1911 on a shellshocked soldier (Sergey Petrov). The Colt may stand for a Luger P08.

Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
The German officer holds the Colt.
Closer view of the hammer.

FN Model 1905

An FN Model 1905 is seen in one scene.

FN Model 1906, view from the right
An FN pocket pistol on the table.

Nagant M1895

Bolsheviks and Ukrainians use Nagant M1895 revolvers.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38N
An Ukrainian nationalist holds the Nagant revolver.
Ukrainian officer executes Bolsheviks.

Wheellock Pistol

A Wheellock Pistol is seen on the belt of an Ukrainian actor during a parade.

Wheellock pistol.
The actor on the left with the pistol.


Mauser Gewehr 1898

German soldiers including the one with glasses (Amvrosi Buchma) (which is the soldier on the movie poster) and the shellshocked soldier carry Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles. The German officer picks up the Gewehr 98 from the dead shellshocked soldier.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German column marching.
The shellshocked soldier holds his Gewehr 98. Note the open bolt.

Steyr Mannlicher M1895

Some Full-length Austrian Steyr M1895 rifles are also used by German soldiers.

Original Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
German soldiers with Steyr rifles marching.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Red Army, Ukrainian and Tsarist soldiers carry original Mosin Nagant M91 rifles which consists of the Infantry and Dragoon versions.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle in original configuration - 7.62x54mm R.
Mosin-Nagant M1891 Dragoon Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Russian soldiers on a train. The two rifles on the left are Dragoon versions and the one on the right is the Infantry version.
Red Army soldiers aiming their rifles.
Bolsheviks with their Mosins.
Other Bolsheviks.
Ukrainian soldiers encounter Timosha.

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

The Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine is briefly seen.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine. This model was produced until at least 1917 in small numbers. This carbine was designed for cavalry, engineers, signalers, and artillerymen. - 7.62x54mm R
A sailor on the right with his carbine over his back.

Unknown Rifle

A sailor is seen with an unknown rifle.

The sailor with the rifle over his back.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

The M1910 is used by Bolsheviks and Ukrainians.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Russian soldiers aiming at Ukrainians.
Soldiers prepare the Maxims from a train.
A soldier aims his Maxim without a shield.
Clearer view.
Timosha (Semyon Svashenko) with the Maxim.

Lewis Gun

An unloaded Lewis Gun is briefly seen held by a Bolshevik.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
The lewis on the right.

Hand Grenades


Bolsheviks use RG-14 grenades.

RG-14 Grenade.
A Bolshevik playing dead to surprise the Ukrainian Armoured Car "Free Ukraine".
The RG Grenade on the belt.


76.2-mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun

Bolsheviks use a Putilov Field Gun.

76.2-mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
The Field gun drawn by horses.
A Bolshevik next to the gun.
The 76.2-mm shells next to the gun.

Rolls-Royce Armoured Car


Armoured Car (Mockup)

This armoured car appears to be a mockup, build for filming. Same vehicle is seen in Benya Krik 1926 film.

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