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DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Abram Naroditsky
Nikolai Rasheyev
Release Date 1971
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Bumbarash Valeriy Zolotukhin
Gavrila Yuri Smirnov
Varvara Natalya Dmitriyeva
Yashka Aleksandr Belina
Lyovka Demchenko Aleksandr Khochinsky
Sofya Tulchinskaya Yekaterina Vasilyeva
Zaplatin Roman Tkachuk
Old miller Lev Durov

Bumbarash is a Soviet 1971 made for TV adventure movie directed by Abram Naroditsky and Nikolai Rasheyev. The story depicts the adventures of Russian soldier Bumbarash who returns to his native village after WW 1 and finds himself in the middle of event of Russian civil war.

The following weapons were used in the film Bumbarash:


Nagant 1895

Nagant M1895 revolver are used by various characters including Gavrila (Yuri Smirnov) and Zaplatin (Roman Tkachuk). In the final scene Bumbarash (Valeriy Zolotukhin) fires Gavrila's Nagant.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N. This is post-1930 version.
Gavrila fires his Nagant.
Movie director Nikolai Rasheyev in cameo role of a White Army officer.
Red Army commander Zaplatin aims his Nagant.
Gavrila holds his Nagant in the final scene.

Mauser C96 "Bolo"

Mauser C96 "Bolo" pistol is used by a German officer (uncredited) in the opening scene. Later "Bolo" Mausers are used by Gavrila (Yuri Smirnov) and "The Bandit Queen" Sofya Tulchinskaya (Yekaterina Vasilyeva).

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A German officer holds a Mauser in the opening scene.
Gavrila with Mauser.
Sofya Tulchinskaya with Mauser.
Wounded Red Army commander Chubatov (Leonid Bakshtayev) holds his Mauser.

Luger P08

In the opening scene a German officer takes a Luger P08 after he unsuccessfully emptied his Mauser C96 "Bolo" at Bumbarash.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle

Red Army and White Army soldiers and bandits carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with bayonets.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Russian Imperial army soldiers stand in formation with anachronistic M91/30 rifles.
Gavrila's henchman fires his rifle.
Lyovka Demchenko (Aleksandr Khochinsky) with M91/30 rifle.
Bumbarash (Valeriy Zolotukhin) with M91/30 rifle.
Red Army soldiers with M91/30 rifles in attack.
A killed soldier still holds his rifle.
Bumbarash aims his rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are also seen.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Red Army soldier Sovkov (Nikolai Dupak) with a M91 rifle with bayonet.
A bayonet is attached to the rifle backwards. This is a exclusively cinematic practice; in reality such practice was banned by service manuals.
White Army soldier Strigunov (Aleksandr Filippenko) with M91 rifle.
Sovkov with M91 rifle in the final scene.

Mosin Nagant "obrez"

Sawn-off "obrez" are used by several Gavrila's henchmen.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 "obrez"
A bandit with "obrez" climbs the ladder.
A bandit at the background holds an "obrez".
A close view at "obrez".
A bandit fires his "obrez".

Karabiner 98k

In the opening scene German Imperian soldiers are armed with anachronistic Karabiner 98k rifles, standing for Mauser Gewehr 1898s.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers aim their rifles with bayonets at descending Russian balloon.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Maxim M1910s with smooth barrel covers are used by Red Army soldiers in several scenes.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Red Army soldiers carry a Maxim.
A close view at the barrel.

Hand Grenades

M1917 Chemical Hand Grenade

In one scene Lyovka Demchenko (Aleksandr Khochinsky) carries a hand grenade that looks like an inert version of Russian M1917 Chemical Hand Grenade.

M1917 Chemical hand grenade
Lyovka threatens Bumbarash with his grenade.
He is surprised when Bumbarash explaines him that the grenade is dummy.
Another view at the grenade.


Red Army soldiers and bandits use RG-14 hand grenades (most likely RG-14/30 version) in several scenes.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade
A bandit nicknamed "Hamster" (V. Turbin) carries an RG-14/30 hand grenade.
A Red Army soldier throws an RG-14/30 grenade.

53-K AT gun (visually modified)

In one scene Red Army soldiers use a visually modified 45mm 53-K AT gun. It is fitted with wooden wheels and the shield of 3-inch mountain gun M1909.

M1937 (53-K) Soviet anti-tank gun - 45 mm (1.77 in)
Lyovka Demchenko (Aleksandr Khochinsky) and Chubatov (Leonid Bakshtayev) operate the 45mm gun.
Lyovka holds a shell at the background.
The gun on the last position of Red Army unit.


Russian 3-inch M1902 field cannon.
Visually modified Russian 3-inch M1900 field cannon stands for German 77-mm Feldkanone 96. It is fitted with armor shields of 3-inch M1902.
Same "German" M1900 is now seen on Russian positions.

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