Born by Revolution: Hard Autumn (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Trudnaya osen)
Born by Revolution (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey) is a Soviet made for TV historical films series, released in 1974-1977, directed by Grigori Kokhan and based on the novel "Povest ob ugolovnom rozyske" ("A Tale of Criminal Investigations Department") by Aleksey Nagorny and Geliy Ryabov. The series depicts the history of Soviet Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) from 1917 to 1970s, seen through the eyes of Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov). In the first film Hard Autumn (Trudnaya osen) Nikolay Kondratyev, a former peasant lad, begins his work in Petrograd Militsia soon after the Russian revolution 1917.
The following weapons were used in the film Born by Revolution: Hard Autumn (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Trudnaya osen):
Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by Ugolovny Rozysk personnel, notably Nikolay Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov), Aleksey Bushmakin (Viktor Shulgin), Nil Kolychev (Vadim Medvedev), Stepan Sergeev (Uldis Pucitis) and Grisha (Sergei Podgornyj), and also by criminals and counterrevolutionaries. Most revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.
Mauser C96 "Bolo"
Short-barreled Mauser C96 "Bolo" pistols, anachronistic for 1917, are also used by Ugolovny Rozysk and Militsia personnel, notably Nikolay Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov), Vasily Voinov (Stanislav Borodokin), chief of Militsia patrol Lebedev (Sergey Dvoretskiy), and also by criminals.
FN Model 1910
Mosin Nagant M1891
Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are often used by revolutionaly soldiers and sailors, and by Militsia personnel. During the shootout at the embassy Aleksey Bushmakin (Viktor Shulgin) takes an M91 rifle from slain militsioneer (Viktor Terekhov).
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s, are also used by revolutionaly soldiers and sailors, and by several criminals during the shootout at the embassy.
Degtyaryov DP-27 (visually modified to resemble Lewis)
A Degtyaryov DP-27, visually modified to resemble Lewis, is briefly seen in hands of a militsia member. It appears to be the same prop, used in numerous movies by Dovzhenko Film Studios, identified by its barrel shroud of very unusual shape and fake flat magazine in Lewis style, rather than more tall magazine of Degtyaryov DT machine gun, used by most similar props from other Soviet film studios.
Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model
What appears to be a Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolver is seen in hands of a Militsioneer in documentary footage of the revolutionary events of 1917 in Petrograd.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are often seen in documentary footage of the revolutionary events of 1917 in Petrograd. Some of these episodes are taken not from documentary but from 1920s-1930s Soviet feature films, depicting the Russian revolution.
Russian Maxim M1905 machine gun is seen in documentary footage of Russian revolution. It is mounted on heavy carriage with large spoked wheels and has folding shield (on this photo the shield is folded down).
Vickers 2-pounder "Pom-Pom"
A Vickers 2-pounder "Pom-Pom" autocannon on static mount is seen in documentary footage of Russian revolution, taken in October 1917 at Bolsheviks headquarters in Smolny. Another photo of same scene can be seen in Soviet historical fim series, The State Border (Gosudarstvennaya granitsa). 2-pounder "Pom-Pom" autocannons were purchased by Russian Army and Navy during the Great War and used on ships, armoured cars and static AA mountings.
76.2mm M1902 Field Gun
A 76.2mm M1902 field gun is seen in documentary footage of Russian revolution.
Various armoured cars are seen in documentary footage of Russian revolution. They are armed with Maxim machine guns.