Golden Path (Original Georgian title is ოქროს ბილიკი; Oqros biliki, Soviet Russian title is Золотая тропа; Zolotaya tropa) is a Soviet 1945 B&W adventure movie directed by Konstantine Pipinashvili. Most of the movie takes place during the beginning of Russian Civil War (1918), so several guns are anachronistic. The film ending takes place during World War II (1943). In 1918 year, a squad of Bolshevik soldiers were sent to stop German colonists, who were stealing some gold.
PC While the story took place on Altai, this movie was filmed in Georgia, many characters were played by Georgian actors, and the original language of this movie is Georgian.
The following weapons were used in the film Golden Path (Oqros biliki):
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Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur) uses a Nagant M1895, that he gets off Rybak (Fyodor Ishchenko). The Perekrestov Jr. (Vladimir Chobur) carry another Nagant M1895 at the film climax.
Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated and manufactured in 1939 and was a war-time issued weapon. The 1939 model is anachronistic as the movie is set primarily in 1918. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur) fires his revolver in the beginning of the film.
Rybak (Fyodor Ishchenko
) prepares to hand his revolver to Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur).
Close up, a perfect view of the gun.
Most Germans, including Fritz Ebbing (Pyotr Sobolevsky), Fitschen-Horst Schulze (Andrey Fayt), Maier (Grigol Chechelashvili) and Schetman (Kote Daushvili) carry Luger P08 pistols throughout the movie.
Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is a blank-adapted movie gun.
Maier (Grigol Chechelashvili) holds his pistol.
Germans shoots the native hunter.
Good view of the pistol in the hands of Fitschen-Horst Schulze (Andrey Fayt
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"
Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" is the personal firearm of Perekrestov Sr. (Vladimir Chobur), who carries it nearly all the time. Many decades later, a militiaman (soviet policeman) (Pyotr Mosrskoy) found this Mauser near his corpse.
Mauser C96 "Pre-War Commercial" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) grabs the Mauser.
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) holds the Mauser.
FN Browning 1903
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) carries an FN Browning 1903 at the film climax. One German uses another FN Browning 1903 during the chase.
FN Browning Model 1903 - 9x20mm Browning Long
Miliaman (Pyotr Mosrskoy) with the pistol.
12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun
Rybak's (Fyodor Ishchenko) firearm of choice is the 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.
J. Stevens and Company Side by Side Shotgun (Circa 1878) exposed hammers and designed to fire Black Powder shotgun shells - 12 gauge
Mosin Nagant M91/30
Several bolshevik soldiers, including Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur), Mitrich (Leonid Alekseev) and Guzhinsky (Nikolay Gorlov) carry Mosin Nagant M91/30s. Several Germans also use Mosin Nagant Rifles during the siege.
Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Vasya (Aleksandr Chobur) with the rifle on the shoulder.
Mitrich (Leonid Alekseev) (far right) with the rifle on the shoulder.
Bolshevik soldiers with the rifles.
German is shot dead, still holding the rifle.
German with the rifle at the left.
VZ-24 Czech Mauser
Several Germans, including Schetman (Kote Daushvili) use VZ-24 Czech Mausers. This gun is anachronistic for 1918.
Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German with the rifle at the left.
German with the rifle on the shoulder.
Yutta (Leila Abashidze) carries a Karabiner 98k as her weapon of choice. This rifle is heavily anachronistic for 1918.
Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Rybak (Fyodor Ishchenko) uses a Maxim M1910 throughout the movie.
Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Another view of the same scene. Perekrestov Sr. (Vladimir Chobur
) with the Mauser at the background.
Perfect view of the machine gun.
Dummy Training Grenade
Dummy training stick grenades can be seen on the belt of Mitrich (Leonid Alekseev). It's also anachronistic for 1918.
Training stick grenade. Such cast aluminum dummies were widely used in USSR for basic training.