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Azazel DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Directed by Aleksandr Adabashyan
Release Date 2002
Language Russian
Studio Studio Trite
Main Cast
Character Actor
Erast Fandorin Ilya Noskov
Ivan Brilling Sergei Bezrukov
Lady Esther Marina Neyolova
Amaliya Bezhetskaya Larisa Borushko
Ippolit Zurov Sergey Chonishvili
Liza von Evert Marina Aleksandrova

Azazel is a 2002 Russian detective made-for-TV movie based on the novel by Boris Akunin, one of the series of historical detective novels about the adventures of detective Erast Petrovich Fandorin. The story takes place in Russian Empire in 1870s. Erast Fandorin (Ilya Noskov), a rookie detective of Moscow police, investigates a suicide of a wealthy young man and finds a key to some mysterious organisation.

Azazel is the first film about the adventures of Erast Fandorin. It was followed by The Turkish Gambit and The State Counsellor (both 2005). In all three movies Fandorin is played by different actors.

The following weapons were used in the film Azazel:

Reck R14

Several characters, including Erast Fandorin (Ilya Noskov) and his superior Ivan Brilling (Sergei Bezrukov), use revolvers in Single Action Army style. It appears to be a Reck R14 (or possibly R18) revolver in .22 caliber. Two props are used in the movie, one blued and the other nickel plated.

Reck R14 - .22LR
Kokorin (Dmitriy Burkhankin) commits a suicide in the opening scene.
A close view at Kokorin's revolver. Note the adjustable rear sight.
Brilling holds a revolver.
A revolver is loaded with a single bullet in the scene in Zurov's apartments.
Fandorin holds a nickel plated revolver.
Brilling draws a revolver...
...and aims.
A muzzle flash.
Fandorin cocks his nickel plated revolver.

Nagant M1895

Highly anachronistic Nagant M1895 revolvers (of post-1930 version) are used by Erast Fandorin (Ilya Noskov) and Ippolit Zurov (Sergey Chonishvili) during the scene in a German town.

Nagant M1895 Revolver, post 1930 version - 7.62x38N
A close view at Fandorin's revolver.
Zurov holds his Nagant. His revolver has the ejector rod removed and the front sight is of nonstandard shape.

Denix "Wells Fargo" (Colt 1849 Pocket)

In one scene Brilling (Sergei Bezrukov) gives Fandorin (Ilya Noskov) a pocket revolver that is a Denix "Wells Fargo" non-firing replica of a Colt 1849 Pocket.

Denix "Wells Fargo" Colt 1849 replica
Brilling gives a revolver to Fandorin. Note the lack of loading lever.
Fandorin examines the revolver.
Fandorin aims.

Double Barreled Gun

In the night scene in a German town Porfiriy Pyzhov (Yuriy Nifontov) carries a double barreled gun of very large caliber, fitted with pistol grip. It appears to be a non-firing prop, fabricated of various spare part and junk.

Pyzhov approaches with a gun in hand.
A close view at Pyzhov's weapon. Note the thin-walled aluminium tubes used as barrels.

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