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Cheka Employee (Sotrudnik ChK)

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Cheka Employee (Sotrudnik ChK)
Sotrudnik ChK Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Boris Volchek
Release Date 1964
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aleksey Mikhalyov Aleksandr Demyanenko
Viktor Markov alias Kramov Evgeniy Evstigneev
Marusya Korolyova Valentina Malyavina
Avgust Berzin Vladimir Kenigson
Illarionov Oleg Efremov
Grigory Smagin Vladimir Zamanskiy
Dina Fedoseeva Svetlana Danilchenko

Cheka Employee (original title Sotrudnik ChK; another English title Extraordinary Commission Employee) is a Soviet 1964 (filmed 1963) B&W adventure movie directed by Boris Volchek. The story is set in 1920. Aleksey Mikhalyov (Aleksandr Demyanenko) is retired from Red Army and starts his work in Cheka in a town on Black Sea coast.

The following weapons were used in the film Cheka Employee (Sotrudnik ChK):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by Chekists, including Aleksey Mikhalyov (Aleksandr Demyanenko), Illarionov (Oleg Efremov), Burnashin (Dmitriy Masanov) and Panteley Dymov (Valeriy Mukharyamov), and their enemies. All revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
A number of Nagants is seen in armory in Cheka office. One of Nagants (1) lacks the hammer.
A White spy on belfry.
Illarionov fires his revolver during the shootout on belfry.
Vikor Markov (Evgeniy Evstigneev) fires at pursuing Chekists.
Mikhalyov drops his revolver during the close combat with White spy.
Burkashin with Nagant.
Markov cleans his revolver.
Bandit Seva (Leonid Parkhomenko) fires his revolver next to Dymov's head, mocking the lad who pretends to be deaf-mute.
Markov fires his revolver in the final scene.
Mikhalyov, Dymov and Burnashin hold Nagants when arresting Markov.
A good view of post-1930 Nagant in hand of Burkashin.


Mauser C96

Chieftan of a gang Grigory Smagin (Vladimir Zamanskiy) carries a Mauser C96 M1930 pistol. In the final scene his Mauser switches to classic pre-war Commercial Version. In this scene Smagin's C96 is used by Marusya Korolyova (Valentina Malyavina). C96 pistols are also seen in armory in Cheka office.

Mauser C96 M1930 - 7.63x25mm Mauser. Note the stepped barrel.
Smagin's Mauser on the table. The lanyard ring matches M1930 version.
Mauser in open holster on the table. The safety lever knob has a hole.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Mauser C96 pistols are seen in armory. Dymov reaches for a pistol, calling it "Colt in wooden box".
Smagin carries Mauser in holster.
Smagin holds his Mauser during the wedding. The lanyard ring matches original C96 version.
Marusya fires the pistol.

FN Model 1910

Several FN Model 1910 pistols are seen in armory in Cheka office. Felzer (Aleksandr Beniaminov) claims that he has Mausers, Parabellums, Brownings, and Smith-Wessons (though only C96s and FN 1910s are seen).

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
FN 1910 (2) is seen on the table, the pistol below it also seems to be same model.
Another view of the same scene. Unidentified pistol (3) is partially seen next to FN 1910. It has angular grip and seems to have external hammer.

FN Model 1922

In one scene Chekist Panteley Dymov (Valeriy Mukharyamov) uses an FN Model 1922 pistol.

FN Model 1922 - .32 ACP
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Dymov holds his pistol during the night chase. The long barrel of Model 1922 can be seen.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Correct Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by Cheka operatives, Red Army soldiers and bandits.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Red Army soldiers in hospital hold rifles during the unrest.
Red Army soldiers carry M91 rifles during night patrol. Kuzma (Viktor Sergachyov) in center, next to him unnamed soldier (Lev Stepanov).
Red Army soldiers on position. The rifles have hex receivers.
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Red Army soldiers repel the attack of bandits.
A close view of barrels and bayonets of M91 rifles in the final scene.
Red Army soldiers and Chekists salute at the funeral of their fallen comrades-in-arms.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Some Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are also seen.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red Army soldier with M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are seen in one scene.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Red Army soldiers with M1938 carbines.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

A Mosin Nagant "obrez" is seen in bandits den.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut". It was mostly used by criminals and rebels.
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"Obrez" is seen next to the den owner (Viktor Kolpakov).

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Red Army soldiers and bandits use Maxim M1910 machine guns in several scenes.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A close view of the barrel.
Strangely the machine gun "lost" some details, including front sight.
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Red Army soldiers deploy the Maxims against the gang.
M1910 on tachanka cart.
M1910 (at the right) and M1910/30 machine guns are seen in Smagin's "headquarters".

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are also used, mixed up with M1910s.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
M1910/30 is mounted on tachanka cart.
M1910/30 is used during the battle with the gang.
M1910 (at the right) and M1910/30 machine guns are seen in Smagin's "headquarters".
The gang with M1910/30 machine gun.
Red soldiers with M1910/30 machine gun.


76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

Damaged and abandoned 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 are seen on river beach.

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
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