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Batalion (Original title: Batalyon - Russian: Батальонъ) is a 2015 Russian war drama about the biography of Mariya Bochkareva, was a Russian woman who fought in World War I and formed the Women's "Battalion of Death".
The following weapons were used in the film Batalion:
Mariya Bochkareva (Mariya Aronova), her deputy Lt. Seleznev (Nikolay Auzin), both instructors - Yefim Zadorozhnyy (Konstantin Vorobyov) and Alexey Kolokolchikov (Yakov Shamshin) and most Russian officers carry a Russian Nagant M1895. The revolvers are mostly of post-1930 version. At least one of it appears to be a Blef ("bluff") blank firing revolver, a conversion of live Nagant.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo). This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a Wartime Issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
"Blef" (VPO-503 "Nagan-S"), a blank-firing version of Nagant M1895 - .22 Gevelot small cap
Mariya Bochkareva (Mariya Aronova
) clutched her revolver to her chest in the final battle.
Lt. Seleznev (Nikolay Auzin
) holds his sidearm in hand during a trench battle.
The instructor Kolokolchikov (Yakov Shamshin
) fire his sidearm in battle.
The adjutant of Colonel Tseplyaev (right) pulls his sidearm from holster.
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
German officers in the film can be seen exclusively with a C96 Mauser "Broomhandle" pistol in hand.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
A German officer in gas mask holds his C96.
An officer at the head of German troops in the final battle also holds his pistol.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Women from "Battalion of Death" are armed with Soviet Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M1891s.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
The women - the soldiers on the shooting range with their rifles during training.
Dusya Grynyova (Yanina Malinchik
) defused one of the German spies by a bayonet on her rifle.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles also can be seen, although much less frequently. They have rifle slings fitted in holes in the stock, not in swivels, so they appear to be M1891 Dragoon rifles.
Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
The second and third rifles in a row appear to be M1891s.
Closeup of the muzzle of this rifle.
Mauser Gewehr 98
Many of Imperial German soldiers are armed with Gewehr 98 rifles.
Mauser Gewehr 98 - 7.92 x 57mm Mauser
Closeup up of the lock of this rifle.
also carries one of the soldiers (right) which protects an officer.
Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine
Some German soldiers are seen with Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbines.
Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Some German artillerymen during a gas attack are seen with these rifles.
Czech vz. 24
A German soldier who leaps into the trench holds a rifle who is similar to VZ-24 Czech Mauser.
Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Most German infantrymen also used a classic Karabiner 98ks.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
M48 Yugoslavian Mauser
Anachronistic M48 Yugoslavian Mausers are also used by German soldiers.
Yugoslavian M48 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German infantryman in the trenches aims his rifle.
Madsen machine gun
Private Dusya Grynyova (Yanina Malinchik) seized a Madsen machine gun in the German trench. The shape of the magazine matches versions in German 7.92x57mm Mauser caliber, but generally, this Madsen looks more like 1920s-1940s versions as early Madsens had a different barrel shroud.
Portuguese Madsen machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Dusya defused a German machine-gunner and grabbed his weapon.
Then she mows down the German soldiers in the trench.
Lt. Nikolay Seleznev (Nikolay Auzin) and Vera Neklyudova (Valeriya Shkirando) a Maxim machine gun manned jointly.
Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount, w/o shield - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Both gunners during the gas attack in masks.
In the final battle defending their position.
On the edge of the trench is seen the German MG08/15 machine gun.
Maxim MG08/15 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The unused Maxim on the left.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate
German soldiers and also one of the women-volunteers use anachronistic Model 24 Stielhandgranates.
Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Imperial German soldiers before the attack with hand grenades hung on their belts.
Private Serafima Pluzhnikova (Anna Kuznetsova) is seen used RG-14/30 hand grenades in the German trench.
RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
Serafima triggered a grenade in her hand ...
... and threw him against the German soldiers in the trench.
Gaswurfminen mortar (mockup)
German artillery used mortars for firing gas-grenades. They appear to be mockups that bear only marginally resemblance with real Gaswurfminen.
25cm Albrecht Schwerer Minenwerfer