|Heart of Bonivur
|Dovzhenko Film Studios
Heart of Bonivur (original title Serdtse Bonivura) is a Soviet 1969 historical mini series directed by Mark Orlov and based on the novel by Dmitry Nagishkin. The story is set in 1922 on Russian Far East, during the last events of Russian civil war. Vitaliy Bonivur (Lev Prygunov) is one of the leaders of Red partisans, struggling against the White forces.
The following weapons were used in the film Heart of Bonivur (Serdtse Bonivura):
Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by Red underground fighters and partisans, including Vitaliy Bonivur (Lev Prygunov), Aleksey Puzhnyak (Anatoli Yurchenko), Boris Lyubanskiy (Viktor Korshunov), and White officers. 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.
Several Nagants are seen among the firearms, confiscated by Whites counterintellegence service from Red underground.
White officer (Valeriy Motrenko
) holds a Nagant during the chase after Bonivur in Vladivostok port.
Former officer Lisyanskiy (Lev Perfilov
) holds a Nagant during the encounter with Bonivur.
Vitaliy Bonivur holds his Nagant during the action in railway depot. Note the angular, post-1930 front sight.
Another view of the same scene.
Partisan Aleksey Zhilin (Yuriy Nepsha) aims his Nagant at feldsher Kuznetsov (Viktor Kondratyuk
Lyubanskiy fires his Nagant in air.
Puzhnyak fires his Nagant in the final battle.
Bonivur fires his Nagant in the final battle.
Nastya Nasedkina secretly takes a Nagant to shoot a traitor.
Lyubanskiy fires his revolver.
Old peasant Zhilin (Ivan Pereverzev) owns a Glisenti M1874 revolver. He tells that he took the revolver from a White officer.
Glisenti M1874 revolver - 10.35x20 mm
A Glisenti revolver is seen among the firearms, confiscated by Whites counterintellegence service from Red underground.
Zhilin shows his revolver.
Afanasiy Ivanovich Toporkov (Yevgeni Burenkov), the commander of Red partisan unit, carries a Mauser C96 pistol in wooden holster.
Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser C96 in woodebn holster (on top) is seen among the firearms, confiscated by Whites counterintellegence service from Red underground.
Toporkov (in center) carries the holstered Mauser.
Mauser C96 "Bolo"
A short-barreled Mauser C96 "Bolo" is seen among the weapons, confiscated by Whites counterintellegence service from Red underground.
Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Mauser C96 "Bolo" (at bottom right) is seen among the firearms.
Mauser 1910 Pocket Pistol
A Mauser 1910 Pocket Pistol is a personal handgun of American journalist Parker (Georgiy Kulikov) who meet with Red partisans in taiga.
1910 Mauser Pocket Pistol - 6.35x16mmSR
Partisans disarm Parker. The pistol seems to have the correct size for .25 caliber version.
FN Model 1910
White Army Rotmistr (Capt. in cavalry troops) Nikolay Karayev (Pyotr Glebov) carries an FN Model 1910 pistol. "Uncle Kolya" Storozhenkov (Boris Chirkov), the leader of Bolsheviks in Vladivostok, carries a holstered M1910. In the scene of Bonivur's escape Podporuchik Boris Lyubanskiy's (Viktor Korshunov) Nagant revolver switches to an FN Model 1910 due to a continuity error.
Storozhenkov (at the right) carries holstered pistol.
Karayev holds his pistol during the operation against partisans.
Karayev aims his pistol at Bonivur...
...but he is wounded in hand.
Lyubanskiy holds a pistol instead of previously seen Nagant.
Karayev fires at a Cossack who rebels against the officers.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by both Reds and Whites.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
White Cossacks escort arrested Red underground fighters.
Vitaliy Bonivur (Lev Prygunov
) takes a rifle from a Cossack.
A White Army soldier stands on guard in railway depot.
M91/30 rifle in partisans camp in taiga.
Bonivur and Puzhnyak deliver numerous firearms, including M91/30 rifles, to partisans.
A partisan carries M91/30 rifle.
Aleksey Puzhnyak (Anatoli Yurchenko
), disguised as a White Cossack, disarms a White soldier on guard.
Zhilin (Ivan Pereverzev
) (at the right) and his son Aleksey (Yuriy Nepsha), disguised as White Cossacks, are armed with M91/30 rifles.
Zhilin fires his rifle at attacking Cossacks.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Some original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are also seen.
Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A White Army soldier holds M91 rifle.
Mosin Nagant "Obrez"
Red partisan Nikolay Chekerda (German Kolushkin) uses a Mosin Nagant "obrez".
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.
A partisan in center holds an "obrez".
Chekerda holds an "obrez" at the right.
Another view of the same scene.
Single Barreled Shotgun
Several Single Barreled Shotguns are seen among the guns, brought to partisans by Bonivur and Puzhnyak. They are most likely Izhmekh shotguns, like IZh-K or IZh-17.
A shotgun is seen on top.
Another shotgun is seen on bottom.
Degtyaryov DP-27 (visually modified to resemble Lewis)
A Degtyaryov DP-27, visually modified to resemble Lewis, is used by both Reds and Whites. It is fitted with barrel shroud of very unusual shape, fake magazine in Lewis style and pistol grip. This movie prop appears in several other movies, filmed by Dovzhenko Studios, including Tachanka s yuga (1977) and Vystrel v grobu (1992).
Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Bonivur and Puzhnyak deliver numerous firearms, including "Lewis" machine gun, to partisans.
White soldiers with fake "Lewis".
Another view of the machine gun in action.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
Vitaliy Bonivur (Lev Prygunov) uses an OSP-30 flare pistol when commanding the partisans to retreat.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol - 26.5mm
Izhmekh IZh-SPL Starting Pistol
IZh-SPL blank firing starting pistol is seen in hands of Boris Lyubanskiy (Viktor Korshunov) during the chase in port. It is probably standing for some pocket pistol of early 20th century.
Izhmekh IZh-SPL - .22 blank or Gevelot small cap
Lyubanskiy holds the pistol.
Hand Grenade (mockup)
Mockups of hand grenades, similar with RG-14s or RG-14/30s, are used by Red partisans, including Zhilin (Ivan Pereverzev) and his son Aleksey (Yuriy Nepsha).
For comparison: RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
Several stick hand grenades are seen among the firearms, confiscated by Whites counterintellegence service from Red underground.
Grenades are seen among the guns, brought to partisans by Bonivur and Puzhnyak.
Zhilin, disguised as White Cossack, holds a grenade.
A partisan carries a grenade at his belt.
Aleksey Zhilin holds a grenade during the last battle.
Zhilin holds a grenade during the last battle.
F-1 Hand Grenade
Several F-1 hand grenades are seen among the firearms, confiscated by Whites counterintellegence service from Red underground. Zhilin (Ivan Pereverzev) uses an F-1 in the final battle. These anachronistic grenades are probably used as a replacement for Mills Bombs, used during the Russian civil war.
F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Guards of honor carry SKS rifles in Moscow in 1968.