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Black Pea Coats (Chyornye bushlaty)

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Black Pea Coats
(Chyornye bushlaty)
Chyornye bushlaty Poster.jpg
Country RUS.jpg Russia
Language Russian
Creator Vitaliy Vorobyov
Broadcast 2018
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 4
Main Cast
Character Actor
Masha Belaya Aleksandra Tyuftey
Kesha Ivan Lapin
Kontr-admiral Arseniy Grigoryevich Golovin Aleksandr Robak
Starshina / Jr. Lt. Levontiy Leontyev Vyacheslav Krikunov
Tsaryov Nikita Lavrenenko
Timofey Anton Filipenko
Azamat Azamat Nigmanov
Galina Anastasiya Fedorkova
Korneliy Vladislavovich Zatulskiy alias "Ded" Leonid Timtsunik

Black Pea Coats (Chyornye bushlaty) is a Russian 2018 war mini-series directed by Vitaliy Vorobyov. The plot depicts the activities of a Soviet special operations squad of the Northern Fleet in 1941 (inspired by the real 181st Separate Reconnaissance Squad and its serviceman, subsequently commander Viktor Leonov). "Black pea coats" was a common nickname of the Soviet naval infantry (marines).

The following weapons were used in the miniseries Black Pea Coats (Chyornye bushlaty):


Nagant M1895

Sailor Sanya Syomin (Pyotr Puchok) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver in several scenes. A Nagant is also seen in holster of Militsioner Yasha (Igor Liventsov).

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Yasha, a Militsioner in the town of Murmansk, carries a Nagant in holster.
Syomin (at the far right) holds a Nagant during the training.
Syomin fires a Nagant during the training.
Syomin carries a Nagant in holster during the mission.


Tokarev TT-33

TT-33 pistols are used by the instructor of the special squad Senior Lieutenant Sashok (Ilya Spinov), sailor Yukhim (Ivan Latushko), Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) Gusko (Timur Savin). A TT is also seen in hands of a German Unteroffizier (Andrey Fomin). Levontiy Leontyev (Vyacheslav Krikunov) carries a TT holster in many scenes, but it seems to be flat and empty.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
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Sashok teaches the trainees the proper using of the TT.
Yukhim (at the far right) holds a TT during the training.
Gusko holds a TT.
Gusko's TT is seen in center.
Gusko fires a TT...
...but he is gunned down.
A German Unteroffizier in charge of the rangefinder post holds a TT during the attack of the Soviet special squad.
Levontiy's TT holster of the Naval pattern is seen. It turns out to be empty.

Walther PPK (Erma EGP 75S)

A German engineer (Grigoriy Zeltser) of the Organisation Todt (a military engineering organisation in Nazi Germany) who is captured during the special squad raid carries a Walther PPK style pistol. The shape of the slide serration allows to identify the gun as a Erma EGP 75S blank- and gas-firing pistol, based on the PPK.

Erma EGP 75S - 8mm blank and gas ammo
Kesha (Ivan Lapin) disarms the German engineer.
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Another view of the pistol. Note the large sloped serration that is unique for Erma PPK-based pistols.

Submachine Guns


Levontiy Leontyev (Vyacheslav Krikunov), Starshina (Sgt. Maj.) subsequently Junior Lieutenant and a platoon commander, carries a PPD-40 throughout the series. The wooden stock of the submachine gun looks like it could be made anew.

PPD-40 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Levontiy carries his PPD-40.
Levontiy holds the PPD.
A close-up of the submachine gun.
Levontiy with the PPD-40 and Azamat with a DP-27 on position.
Levontiy holds the PPD-40 on a mission.
A good view of typical PPD-40 muzzle.
Levontiy fires the PPD during the attack on a German artillery battery.
Levontiy rests with the PPD lying on his knees.


A PPSh-41 is seen in hands of an unnamed serviceman of the special squad.

PPSh-41 with 71 round drum - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
A man at the foreground carries a PPSh.
Same character holds his PPSh at the far right.
Another view of the PPSh.
The PPSh on the ground near the dead hand.


A number of German soldiers and officers are armed with MP38 submachine guns. Captured MP38s are used by sailors Kesha (Ivan Lapin), Krokha (Evgeniy Chernoray) and Motya (Nikita Kudryavtsev), and former criminal, now the member of the special squad Timofey (Anton Filipenko).

MP38 - 9x19mm
A German Jäger fires his MP38.
A close-up of the MP38.
An unnamed serviceman of the special squad holds an MP38.
Kesha holds an MP38 in action.
Kesha's MP38 has the charging handle of the late version which was introduced for this model only in August 1942.
A German Unterfeldwebel of Jägers with an MP38.
Kesha takes out a German sentry carrying an MP38.
Krokha with two captured MP38s.
A good view of Kesha's MP38.
Motya with an MP38.
Timofey fires an MP38, holding it with one hand.
Wounded Krokha looks at the empty magazine of his MP38.

MP40 (replica)

Several MP40s are seen in hands of Kesha (Ivan Lapin) and Timofey (Anton Filipenko). They are most likely Denix non-firing replicas.

MP40 - 9x19mm
Denix non-firing replica of MP40
Kesha carries an MP40 during the raid. This MP40 is supposedly a Denix replica judging by its surface.
Timofey holds an MP40, also supposedly a Denix replica.
Timofey with supposedly Denix MP40.
Kesha with supposedly Denix MP40.
Timofey with supposedly Denix MP40.
Timofey with an MP40 on a promotional image.

MP40 (dummy)

Crude, supposedly cast dummy MP40s are also seen in several scenes.

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Motya's and Kesha's MP40s look more like cast dummies.
Similar rough looking MP40 is seen in hands of a gunned down German sentry.



Yukhim (Ivan Latushko), Stakh (Yuriy Mikhaylovskiy), Kesha (Ivan Lapin), Motya (Nikita Kudryavtsev), Krokha (Evgeniy Chernoray), "Pomor" (Igor Kulachko), and Starshina Gusko (Timur Savin) carry SVT-40 rifles in various scenes.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR
Stakh carries an SVT-40.
Kesha holds an SVT-40 when the platoon of the special squad is transported on a submarine.
Yukhim holds an SVT-40 during the landing.
Motya holds an SVT.
Krokha holds an SVT.
Motya with an SVT and Azamat with an MG42 on position.
A close-up of Motya's rifle reveals the marking "MMG-SVT". MMG ("Maket masso-gabaritniy", literally "Weight and dimensions dummy") is a Russian term for non-firing replicas, mostly converted from live guns.
A good view of the barrel of Motya's SVT.
Motya carries the SVT-40.
"Pomor"'s SVT-40.
Gusko's SVT-40.

SVT-40 Sniper Rifle

Masha Belaya (Aleksandra Tyuftey), the sniper of the special squad, mainly uses an SVT-40 with sniper scope.

Tokarev SVT-40 with PU sniper scope - 7.62x54mmR
A good view of the sniper scope.
Masha fires at a German airplane.
Masha fires at German Jägers, descending from the cliff.
Masha loads the magazine.
A close-up of the rifle.
Masha fires the rifle in training. The spent brass is seen in midair.
A close-up of the barrel.
Masha trains with the rifle.
Levontiy (Vyacheslav Krikunov) with Masha's SVT. Then he hands the rifle to Tsaryov (Nikita Lavrenenko).
Masha on sniper position.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In many scenes Soviet soldiers and sailors, notably Levontiy Leontyev (Vyacheslav Krikunov) and several servicemen of his platoon, as well as some German soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Sailors on patrol carry M91/30 rifles with bayonets.
Osoaviakhim (Soviet paramilitary organization, mainly for basic military and civil defense training) trainees on shooting range.
Kesha (Ivan Lapin) (at the right) carries an M91/30 rifle.
Krokha (Evgeniy Chernoray) holds an M91/30 rifle during the battle with German Jägers.
A close-up of Krokha's rifle.
During the battle, Krokha's rifle switches to another gun that has a hexagonal receiver, a sign of pre-1936 manufactured M91/30 rifles. On the previous screenshot a rounded receiver is seen.
Tsaryov (Nikita Lavrenenko), a sentry at the entrance to the disposition of the special squad holds an M91/30 rifle with a bayonet.
Tsaryov (Nikita Lavrenenko) carries an M91/30 rifle and a PTRD-41 AT rifle.
One of the Jägers holds an M91/30 rifle. This screenshot shows a good variety of guns: an MG42 machine gun (at the left) and Mosin Nagant M91/30, Karabiner 98k and Gewehr 24(t) rifles.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle

In a pre-war scene Masha Belaya (Aleksandra Tyuftey) uses a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Sniper Rifle during the hunt on the fugitive convicts. Krokha (Evgeniy Chernoray) holds an M91/30 Sniper Rifle in training. Some M91/30 rifles with turned down bolt handles of the sniper version but without scopes are also seen.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle with PU 3.5x sniper scope and down turned bolt handle - 7.62x54mm R
The scope of Masha's rifle is seen.
A view of the bolt and magazine.
Masha takes aim.
Levontiy, at that time a Starshina, carries an M91/30 with turned down bolt handle.
Kesha carries an M91/30 rifle with turned down bolt handle on training.
Osoaviakhim trainees on shooting range. The rifle at the left has a turned down bolt handle.
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Kesha fires an M91/30 rifle with turned down bolt handle during the battle with German Jägers.
Krokha carries an M91/30 Sniper rifle in training.
Krokha holds the sniper rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Levontiy Leontyev (Vyacheslav Krikunov), Sanya Syomin (Pyotr Puchok), Som (Evgeniy Orekhov), Korneliy Vladislavovich Zatulskiy alias "Ded" (Grandfather) (Leonid Timtsunik), Timofey (Anton Filipenko), Tsaryov (Nikita Lavrenenko), "Pomor" (Igor Kulachko) and several unnamed servicemen of the special squad carry Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines in various scenes.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Levontiy carries an M38 Carbine in training. Note the lack of the magazine cover.
Another view of Levontiy's M38 Carbine in training.
Levontiy holds a carbine during the first mission of the special unit.
One of the men of Levontiy's platoon carries a carbine.
An M38 Carbine is seen in hands of a German Jäger. The front section of the stock of this carbine looks somewhat too long for a standard M38, so it may be a full-length rifle shortened to carbine length.
"Ded" carries a carbine.
"Ded"'s invention, a remotely controlled mannequin of a scout with a carbine "in hand" is used to lure a German sniper.
Timofey carries a carbine in the scene on the submarine.
In the same scene "Pomor"'s SVT (see above) switches to an M38 Carbine due to a continuity error.
During the landing, Tsaryov's M44 Carbine (see below) switches to an M38 Carbine due to a continuity error.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Sniper Carbine

Some Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines have turned down bolt handles of a sniper version but lack the scopes.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine with PU 3.5x sniper scope - 7.62x54mm R
Syomin fires at German Jägers. His carbine has turned down bolt handle.
Som (at the left) holds an M38 Carbine with turned down bolt handle.

Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbine

Several servicemen of the special squad are seen with anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1944 Carbines with removed folding bayonets.

Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R. Screen guns have their bayonets removed.
One of the servicemen carries an M44 Carbine when the unit lands from a submarine. The bracket of the folding bayonet is seen.
A good view of Tsaryov's (Nikita Lavrenenko) M44 Carbine. During the following landing from the submarine, he carries an M38 Carbine instead.

Karabiner 98k

Most German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98k rifles. Kar 98k rifles are also seen in hands of Levontiy Leontyev (Vyacheslav Krikunov), Starshina Gusko (Timur Savin), Timofey (Anton Filipenko) and "Pomor" (Igor Kulachko), as well as a number of Hiwi (Hilfswilliger (auxiliary volunteer) were Wehrmacht auxiliary forces mostly recruited of Soviet POWs). Several versions of 98k are seen, with open and hooded front sights and with different barrel bands.

Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser. Manufactured in Germany, 1937.
Karabiner 98k, late version, with bayonet - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Gusko, disguised as a German sentry, carries a 98k rifle in training.
A Jäger with a 98k rifle in action.
Jägers follow the traces of the special squad.
Levontiy uses a 98k rifle with bayonet to check the mined shore.
An artilleryman of the AA battery holds a 98k rifle of the late version.
Same soldier fires.
Another artilleryman fires a 98k rifle of the early version.
A former Hiwi (Igor Salimonov) who joins the squad holds a 98k rifle.
Timofey examines a 98k rifle in the same scene.
A close-up of the barrel and the front sight of the 98k rifle of the late version.
Another former Hiwi fires a 98k rifle during the battle with Jägers.
"Pomor" holds a 98k rifle.

Karabiner 98k Sniper Rifle

Several German snipers use Karabiner 98k rifles with sniper scopes.

Karabiner 98k Sniper with Zeiss ZF42 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Yager sniper.
Masha spots another Yager sniper in the scope of her sniper PTRD-41.
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Kesha (Ivan Lapin) carries a captured sniper Kar 98k.
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He hands the rifle to Masha.

vz. 24 Czech Mauser

During the battle with the Soviet special squad a German Jäger holds a short rifle with straight bolt handle and sling swivels positioned below the stock. These features allow to indetify the rifle as Vz. 24 Czech Mauser (Gewehr 24(t) on Wehrmacht service).

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Jäger at the far right holds a Mauser rifle with a straight bolt handle and sling swivels below the stock.

Unidentified Mauser rifle

In the same scene another Jäger, seen only through the sniper scope, holds a Mauser 98 style carbine with straight bolt handle. This rifle seems shorter that a Kar 98k and resembles a Vz.16/33 Czech Mauser but the bolt handle doesn't match this model, and the stock lacks the grasping grooves that are common for vz. 16/33.

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The Jäger with a Mauser carbine in hands is gunned down.


In the scene on the shooting range of the Osoaviakhim training school, Masha Belaya (Aleksandra Tyuftey) shows her marksmanship, firing a TOZ-8 .22 caliber sporting rifle.

TOZ-8 - .22LR
Masha with a TOZ-8.
Another view of the rifle.
Masha loads the rifle.
Masha takes aim. She holds a few more cartridges in her lips.
Masha rapidly reloads.
A close-up of the bolt.
A shooting instructor (Vladimir Novitskiy) carries the rifle on sling.

Izhmash PSR

In a pre-war scene Levontiy (Vyacheslav Krikunov), Masha (Aleksandra Tyuftey), Motya (Nikita Kudryavtsev) and Kesha (Ivan Lapin) shoot Izhmash PSR air rifles in the shooting gallery.

Diana Model 25 Air Rifle - .177. PSR is the license-manufactured version of Diana 25 and looks nearly same.
Levontiy shoots the air gun.
Motya shoots the air gun.
Levontiy loads the air gun.
Motya aims, Kesha loads.
An open air rifle.
Masha loads the air gun.
Masha aims.
Kesha aims.
Levontiy and Masha with air rifles.


Double Barreled Shotgun

"Pomor" (Igor Kulachko), a local hunter, carries a Double Barreled Shotgun when he comes to be enlisted in the special squad. This is a model with exposed hammers, most likely a TOZ production.

For reference: Russian TOZ-B double barreled side by side shotgun - 16 Gauge
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"Pomor" carries his shotgun.

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

A DP-27 is mainly used by Azamat (Azamat Nigmanov). In one scene Motya (Nikita Kudryavtsev) and an uncredited sailor are seen with DP-27s.

Degtyaryov DP-27 - 7.62x54mm R
Azamat (in center) with a DP-27.
Azamat on position.
The marking "MMG DP 884" is seen (see above for the term "MMG").
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The DP-27 in action.
Motya with a DP in the scene on a submarine.
Motya and one of his comrades-in-arms with DP-27s during the landing.


An MG42, anachronistic for the Autumn 1941, is used by Azamat (Azamat Nigmanov) in one scene. German soldiers use MG42s in several scenes.

MG42 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Azamat with an MG42.
Azamat carries the machine gun.
Azamat holds the MG42 during the landing.
Azamat fires the MG42.
A close-up of the pistol grip and the cartridge belt.
Azamat with the machine gun in action.
An MG42 is mounted on the German rangefinder post.
The gunner is killed by a bullet of the PTRD that pierced the gun shield.
A German MG42 on Dreibein anti-aircraft tripod.
The machine gun position is destroyed.

MG 34

Kesha (Ivan Lapin) captures an MG 34 in a German pillbox. This is the only case when a real MG34 is seen; in other scenes visually modified PKM machine guns are used.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser. With Gurttrommel 34 - 50 round belt drum magazine.
The captured MG 34 is seen at the left.
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The MG 34 on the deck of a boat, transporting the squad.

PKM (visually modified as MG34)

PKM machine guns, visually modified as MG34, are used by German soldiers in several scenes.

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
A visually modified PKM is mounted on a German car during the attack on the Soviet artillery observers position.
A Jäger fires a fake MG34. A genuine Gurtrommel 34 belt drum is attached to the machine gun.
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A fake MG34 in a German pillbox, defending the artillery position.
A close view of the barrel.
Kesha (Ivan Lapin) fires the captured machine gun.
Kesha carries the fake MG34.


A ZB-26 (German designation MG26(t)) is briefly seen carried by a German soldier.

ZB-26 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Jäger, descending from the cliff to the rear of the Soviet position, carries an MG26(t) machine gun.

Other Weapons


A PTRD-41 anti-tank rifle, converted to a sniper rifle, is used by Masha (Aleksandra Tyuftey) against German snipers who use armor shields. In another scene Tsaryov (Nikita Lavrenenko) uses the same gun, but it is fitted with a different sniper scope.

PTRD-41 - 14.5x114mm
A close-up of the bolt.
The PTRD in the headquarters of the special squad.
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"Ded" shows Masha the anti-tank rifle that he converted into a sniper gun. The scope seems to be a marine spyglass, mounted on a makeshift bracket.
Masha trains with the rifle. The bolt is open.
Masha aims at the enemy sniper.
The rifle on position.
Masha aims at the second sniper.
Tsaryov with the sniper PTRD. The sniper scope is radically different.

F-1 Hand Grenade

Azamat (Azamat Nigmanov) uses an F-1 hand grenade.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
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An F-1 grenade is seen near Azamat's MG42.
Azamat holds the grenade.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Levontiy (Vyacheslav Krikunov), Kesha (Ivan Lapin), Krokha (Evgeniy Chernoray), Timofey (Anton Filipenko) and Motya (Nikita Kudryavtsev) carry Model 24 Stielhandgranate hand grenades in several scenes.

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
Levontiy with a PPD-40 and a pair of stick hand grenades tucked into his belt.
Kesha carries a pair of stick hand grenades.
Krokha with a grenade in hand.
Timofey readies a grenade.
Krokha holds a grenade.
Motya carries a pair of stick hand grenades when he is gunned down by an enemy machine gun.


8.8 cm Flak

A German anti-aircraft battery on which Leontyev's platoon makes a raid is armed with 8.8 cm AA guns of unclear model (Flak 36 seems to be the best guess). This episode is based on the real operation of Viktor Leonov's squad although it happened in October 1944, not 1941 as in the series.

For reference: German FlaK 36 (note two-piece barrel with locking collar) - 88x571mm R
A 8.8 cm Flak is seen through the sniper scope. The image of the gun seems to be a CGI.
Two artillerymen carry an ammo crate. The markings on the crate look strange, as the first line "Container 3 obus" is French, meaning "Container with 3 shells". The second line claims that the ammo is for Flak 18.
The 8.8 cm Flak on the shore. The gun may be a real wartime weapon or a modern replica.
The Flak is covered with camouflage net. The markings on the ammo crates claim that this is "Flak 38" while such model didn't exist.
Levontiy near a captured Flak.
The 8.8 cm Flak is seen on a production image.


Soviet destroyers and submarines, seen in various scenes, are scale models and 3D images from the World of Warships game.

An S-class submarine. The 100 mm B-24PL gun is seen on the deck, and the 45 mm 21-K AA gun is partially seen on the superstructure.
Another view of the submarine.
Two Gnevniy-class (Project 7) destroyers shell the enemy positions.
130 mm B-13 main guns of a destroyer.
A Shchuka-class submarine of Series X-bis. It is armed with two 45 mm 21-K guns. The shape of the superstructure is correct for the Northern Fleet Shchuka.


Masha fires her sniper rifle at a Junkers Ju 87 dive bomber. The plane is a CGI.

Gun Posters

Several education gun posters are seen in the headquarters of the special unit.

A poster of PPSh-41 is seen on the wall at the left.
A poster at the left shows several German hand grenades, including Model 24 Stielhandgranate, Model 39 Eihandgranate, Panzerwurfmine anti-tank grenade and Hafthohlladung Anti Tank Mine (those two are anachronistic for Autumn 1941). One of the posters on top shows a number of land mines while the posters on the bottom show DP-27 and Maxim machine gun.
A poster of Nagant M1895 is seen on the wall at the right. Note that one of the revolvers, depicted on the poster, is a long-barreled target version.

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