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Cross and Mauser (Krest i mauzer)

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Cross and Mauser (Krest i mauzer)
Krest i mauzer Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Gardin
Release Date 1925
Language Silent
Studio Goskino
Main Cast
Character Actor
Father Iyeronim Desnitskiy Nikolay Kutuzov
Mariyka Nina Lee
Galinskiy Aleksey Pirogov
Vicar Shur Naum Rogozhin
Yulka T. Sinitsina
Pavlikha V. Kiselyova
The Archbishop Vladimir Kriger

Cross and Mauser (Krest i mauzer) is a 1925 Soviet B&W silent film directed by Vladimir Gardin. The plot is set in a small town in Western Russia (modern Belarus) in 1912 and then in 1922. The main character is a Roman Catholic priest Father Iyeronim Desnitskiy. In the first part of the film, set in 1912, he makes a career in the Church, not shying away from vile deeds, including provocation of the Jewish pogrom. In 1922 Father Iyeronim is a member of an anti-Soviet conspiracy, but the visions of the past at last make him to redeem. He renounces and is brutally murdered by other conspirators.

The following weapons were used in the film Cross and Mauser (Krest i mauzer):


Nagant M1895

In 1912 Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by the fighters of the Jewish self-defence group and by Russian Imperial police.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38R Nagant. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
A Gorodovoy (policeman) carries a Nagant holster. The lanyard is also seen, proving that the revolver is inside the holster.
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Two Jewish fighters fire Nagants.

Unidentified revolver

During the shootout with Soviet Militsiya in 1922, one of the conspirators holds an unidentified revolver.

A conspirator in center fires a revolver. It looks larger than a Nagant.

Mauser C96

In the final scene Vicar Shur (Naum Rogozhin), the foreign spy and head of the conspiracy, takes a Mauser C96.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Shur readies his Mauser.
Shur fires at Militsiya.
A close view of the Mauser in Shur's dead hand.


Single Barreled Shotgun

In one scene in 1922, a hunter with a Single Barreled Shotgun is seen.

A hunter shoots birds.


Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles, mostly Infantry model, are seen in the scenes of both 1912 and 1922.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry - 7.62x54mm R
During the pogrom in 1912, a thug fires at Jews who try to seek shelter in the Catholic cathedral.
A fighter of the Jewish self-defence group fires at thugs.
Jewish fighters with rifles.
During the operation against the conspirators in 1922, Militsioners get in the lorry. Note the shadow at the bottom right that shows the shape of Mosin Nagant rifle.
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Militsioners hold M91 rifles during the operation. The rifles are of Infantry model.
Conspirators fire at Militsiya.

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

What seems to be a Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine is seen in hands of a Militsioner in 1922.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A short barrel of the rifle at the right allows to identify the gun as M1907 Carbine.

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