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Film poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Georgi Vasilyev
Sergei Vasilyev
Release Date 1934
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Distributor Amkino Corporation
Main Cast
Character Actor
Chapayev Boris Babochkin
Petka Leonid Kmit
Anka Varvara Myasnikova
Furmanov Boris Blinov
Colonel Borozdin Illarion Pevtsov
Borozdin's striker Stepan Shkurat
Zhikharev Nikolai Simonov

Chapaev (Russian Title: Чапаев) is a 1934 classic Russian film directed by Georgi Vasilyev and Sergei Vasilyev. The film tells about Vasily Ivanovich Chapaev who was the famous Red Army commander during the Russian Civil War.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Chapaev:


Russian Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
Petka (Leonid Kmit) with his Nagant revolver
Red Army man takes away the Zhikharev Nagant revolver, which was arrested.

Velodog revolver

Belgian Velo-Dog Revolver - 5.75mm Velo-Dog
Commissar Furmanov (Boris Blinov) aims his Velodog revolver at a White Army deserter.

FN Model 1905

The White Army Colonel Borozdin (Illarion Pevtsov) holds the pocket pistol that is supposed to be FN Model 1905.

FN Model 1906, view from the right - .25 ACP
Colonel Borozdin (Illarion Pevtsov) with the pistol in hand.
Another view.


Mosin Nagant Rifle

Most of the Red Army men and White Army soldiers are armed with full-length Mosin Nagant Rifles

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Red Army man carries his Mosin-Nagant rifle
White Army soldiers go to psychic attack with the Mosin-Nagant rifles
Red Army men fire at enemy
Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine is Petka's (Leonid Kmit) weapon of choice

Arisaka Rifle

Some Red Army men and White Army soldiers use Arisaka Type 38 rifles. It is historically correct. The Russian Army has purchased these rifles during the World War I.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka
Arisaka Type 38 rifle with a bayonet
Petrovich (Stepan Shkurat) takes aim his Arisaka Type 38 on Petka

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Maxim 1910 with 'Sokolov' wheel mount, w/o shield - 7.62x54mmR
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Chapaev (Boris Babochkin) and his adjutant Petka (Leonid Kmit) fire Maxim M1910 machine gun which mounted on tachanka (armed horse cart)
Machine-gunner Anka (Varvara Myasnikova) examines her machine gun
White Army soldiers fire the Maxim M1910
Machine-gunner Anka fires her machine gun
Another shot of the same episode
Two Maxim M1910 machine guns in the BA-27 armored car.

Hand Grenades


RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
The Red Army man with a RG-14/30 hand grenade.
Red Army men throw the RG-14/30 grenades at the enemies.



The White Army troops use BA-27 armored car in the final battle. It is an anachronism. The BA-27 was manufactured from 1928, after the Russian Civil War. Instead of real armament (it constists of 37-mm Hotchkiss gun and Degtyaryov DT machine gun) the movie armored car got two Maxim M1910s.


76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

At the end of the movie White Army troops used 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 to to destroy the house, which was defended by Chapaev.

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
The White Army gunners load the 76.2mm divisional gun.

152mm howitzer M1910

The Red Army troops used the 6-inch (152mm) howitzers during a counter-attack.


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