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Keep Your Eyes Open! (Smotri v oba!)

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Keep Your Eyes Open!
(Smotri v oba!)
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Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Martynov
Eldor Urazbaev
Release Date 1981
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lykin Borislav Brondukov
Aleksey Komanov Fyodor Sukhov
Anastasiya Svetlana Orlova
Mother hegumenia Nina Alisova
Mikhail Komarov Aleksey Serebryakov
Filin Aleksandr Yakovlev
Dlinniy Viktor Ilyichyov
Mitya Yuriy Dubrovin

Keep Your Eyes Open! (Smotri v oba!) is a Soviet 1981 adventure movie, directed by Vladimir Martynov and Eldor Urazbaev. The story is set in 1921. Aleksey Komanov (Fyodor Sukhov), a young Red Army soldier, is sent as a commissioner of the local Revolutionary Committee with a mission to deliver a payload of warm clothes, gathered for Petrograd orphan asylums. He is assisted by Lykov (Borislav Brondukov), a motorman on a river tug. Komanov feels suspicious against Lykov, but when they are under attacks, two men fight side by side.

The following weapons were used in the film Keep Your Eyes Open! (Smotri v oba!):


Nagant M1895

A Nagant M1895 revolver is Aleksey Komanov's (Fyodor Sukhov) personal sidearm. Nagants are also used by a Red Army commander (a cameo of film director Vladimir Martynov), White Army Yesaul (Capt. rank is Cossack troops) Govorukhin (Leonid Trutnev) and one of his men (Nartay Begalin), and a bandit Dlinniy (Viktor Ilyichyov). All revolvers are out of time post-1930 model.

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Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Komanov shows his Nagant to Lykin.
Red Army commander (Vladimir Martynov) holds a Nagant.
A White Army soldier in North Caucasian outfit (Nartay Begalin) draws a Nagant.
Yesaul Govorukhin and previously mentioned soldier fire their Nagants at Komanov on river tug.
Komanov fires at Whites who try to board the tug.
Komanov holds a Nagant.
Dlinniy holds Komanov's revolver.


Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 is a personal sidearm of gang leader Filin (Aleksandr Yakovlev). Some Reds and Whites also use Mauser pistols.

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Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Revolutionary Committee (Revcom) Commissar (Nikolai Smirnov) carries a Mauser in holster.
A White Army cavalryman fires a Mauser while trick riding.
A White soldier with a Mauser.
Filin with Mauser and his henchman Mitya (Yuriy Dubrovin) with "obrez" threaten Komanov.
A grip of Filin's Mauser is seen at the left.
A grapple for Mauser.
Filin holds a Mauser and aims.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s, are used by several characters, notably Lykov (Borislav Brondukov).

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Lykin holds a rifle. The bayonet is attached backwards which is exclusively cinematic practice, banned in real life.
Zakirov (Radner Muratov), a Maxim gunner of Revcom unit, holds Lykin's rifle.
Burlak (uncredied), a sentry on the bridge, carries an M91/30 rifle.
White cavalryman (Nartay Begalin) holds an M91/30 rifle.

Mosin Nagant M1891

Some original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are also seen.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
A Revcom unit member at the right holds an M91 rifle. Note the bayonet clamp, a typical feature of M91 model.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Some Reds and Whites use anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Red cavalrymen carry M38 Carbines.
Platov (Aleksandr Lebedev) with M38 Carbine.
White soldiers fire M38 Carbines at the tug.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

Mentally sick bandit Mitya (Yuriy Dubrovin) uses an "obrez".

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez" which means "cut".
Mitya with "obrez".
Mitya holds his "obrez" at the background.
A closeup of the weapon.
A grapple for "obrez".

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Zakirov (Radner Muratov) carries a Maxim M1910 in one scene.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Zakirov carries the Maxim.


A Lewis Gun is used by Aleksey Komanov (Fyodor Sukhov). This movie prop, identified by a makeshift barrel cover (supposedly it's a damaged piece that was very roughly repared on cinema factory), is seen in several other Gorky Film Studio productions, including Konets imperatora taygi and Khleb, zoloto, nagan.

Lewis Gun - .303 British
A Lewis in deckhouse of the tug.
Komanov fires the Lewis.

Other Weapons

RG-14/30 Hand Grenade

Savchenko (uncredited), a member of Revolutionary Committee, hands a pair of RG-14/30 hand grenades to Lykov (Borislav Brondukov). In one scene Zakirov (Radner Muratov) holds one of these grenades.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
Savchenko hands grenades to Lykov.
Lykov with M91/30 rifle and grenades.
Zakirov holds Lykov's grenade.

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