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Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer
Release Date 1942
Language Russian
Studio TsOKS
Main Cast
Character Actor
Grigory Ivanovich Kotovsky Nikolai Mordvinov
Yefim Kharitonov Vasili Vanin
Kabanyuk Nikolay Kryuchkov
Olga Vera Maretskaya
Karakozen Sr./Karakozen Jr. Mikhail Astangov
Kotovsky's orderly Konstantin Sorokin

Kotovsky is a Soviet 1942 biopic about the life of Grigory Ivanovich Kotovsky, an outlaw turned revolutionary and one of the prominent commanders of the Red Army during the Russian Civil war. The movie is directed by Aleksandr Faintsimmer.

The following weapons were used in the film Kotovsky:


Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model

Grigory Kotovsky (Nikolai Mordvinov) carries a pair of Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolvers when he leads a gang of outlaws in mid 1900s. An S&W No.3 Russian Model is also seen in hands of a Russian officer in the same scene.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Kotovsky carries a S&W revolver in his belt.
He dual-wields Smith&Wessons.
Kotovsky, disguised as an Ortodox priest, dual-wields Smith&Wessons.
Kotovsky threatens Karakozen Jr. (Mikhail Astangov).
An officer (at the left) holds an S&W revolver during the hunt for Kotovsky.

Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are seen in several scenes, used by Grigory Kotovsky (Nikolai Mordvinov) and his outlaws in mid 1900s, and by Red Army commanders and commissars, including Commissar Yefim Kharitonov (Vasili Vanin) and Kotovsky's second-in-command Kabanyuk (Nikolay Kryuchkov).

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
A pristav (chief of local police in Russian Empire) (Mikhail Vysotsky) aims his Nagant at arrested Kotovsky.
A policeman at the left carries a holstered Nagant in the same scene.
One of Kotovsky's outlaws holds a Nagant during the raid on Karakozen Sr.'s estate.
Kotovsky fires a Nagant and a Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolvers at pursuing dragoons. His henchman next to him also fires a Nagant.
A Red Army commander (at the left) holds a Nagant.
A Nagant is seen in hand of a Red Army commander.
Commissar Yefim Kharitonov leads the soldiers in attack.
Kabanyuk holds his Nagant in the final scene.


Mauser C96

During the Russian civil war Kotovsky (Nikolai Mordvinov) carries a Mauser C96 pistol in wooden holster.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Kotovsky carries Mauser C96 in holster.
Kotovsky leads his soldiers in attack. The Mauser is in holster.

Ruby-style Pistol

When Kotovsky, being a chief of outlaws in mid 1900s, makes a raid on Karakozen Sr.'s estate, Karakozen Jr. (Mikhail Astangov) fires a pistol that appears to be a member of vast family of Ruby Pistols. Same looking pocket pistol is seen in hands of a White Army officer (Mikhail Grodskiy) in the scene, set in Odessa in 1918.

Garate, Anitua y Cia Ruby-Type Pistol - .32 ACP
Karakozen Jr. fires his pistol.
Karakozen Jr. holds his pistol during the following hunt for Kotovsky.
He cocks the slide.
Another view of the pistol.
Drunk officer in cabaret draws his pistol...
...and fires in a chandelier.

Unidentified pistol

An unidentified pistol is briefly seen in hands of a Romanian officer during the battle in 1918.

A Romanian officer at the background holds a pistol.

Submachine Guns


During the attack of Imperial German troops on Red Army positions one of German soldiers holds an incredibly anachronistic MP40 submachine gun.

MP40 - 9x19mm
A soldier in center holds an MP40.
He drops his gun, being shot.


Mosin Nagant M1891

Red Army soldiers are mostly armed with Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles. M91s are also seen in hands of Imperial German and Romanian soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Russian cavalrymen carry M91 rifles during the pursue after Kotovsky in mid-1900s.
Red soldiers under heavy fire.
Red soldiers in attack.
Red soldiers break through the barbed wire.
The same scene.
Commissar Yefim Kharitonov leads the soldiers in attack.

Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbine

When Russian cavalrymen pursue for Kotovsky and his outlaws, several of them are armed with Mosin Nagant M1907 Carbines. These guns are slightly out of time as the scene is set in about 1905.

Mosin Nagant Model 1907 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A barrel of M1907 Carbine is seen at the left.

Mosin Nagant "Obrez"

A Mosin Nagant sawn-off "obrez" is carried by one of Kotovsky's orderlies.

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 man next to Kotovsky carries an "obrez" in his belt.

Mauser Gewehr 1898

Some German soldiers are armed with Mauser Gewehr 1898 rifles.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier with Mauser rifle runs away from Kotovsky who personally leads the cavalry attack.

Mannlicher M1895

German soldiers also use Mannlicher M1895 rifles.

Original Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50mmR Mannlicher
A German soldier holds a Mannlicher with attached bayonet.
A German soldier holds a Mannlicher rifle when running away, pursued by Kotovsky's cavalry.

Wz. 29 Mauser

Imperial German soldiers are mostly armed with carbine-lengh Mauser rifles. They appear to be Polish Wz. 29 Mauser rifles that often seen in Soviet movies, filmed by TsOKS in 1942-1944.

Polish WZ29 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers in attack.
A closer view of attacking soldiers.
Another view of the scene.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In the opening scene Karakozen Jr. (Mikhail Astangov) goes hunting with a Double Barreled Shotgun.

Karakozen Jr. leaves a cart with shotgun in hands.
He holds the shotgun.
Karakozen Jr. with shotgun during the arrest of Kotovsky.

Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun

When Russian cavalrymen pursue for Kotovsky and his outlaws, some of them are armed with long guns that appear to be Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun ("Frolovka") shotguns.

"Frolovka" shotgun (converted Mosin Nagant rifle)
Two cavalrymen hold long guns that appear to be "Frolovka" shotguns.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Maxim M1910 machine guns are seen in several scenes.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
German soldiers execute Bessarabian peasants, using a Maxim machine gun.
Red Army soldiers with a Maxim on positions.

Maxim M1910/30

An anachronistic Maxim M1910/30 is used by German soldiers during the battle against Red troops.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
German soldiers use a Maxim in action. Note: the part, visible on the cooling jacket, isn't a hatch, used on 1941 version, but rather the chain that holds the muzzle cap.

Maxim M/32-33

In the same scene German troops also use an anachronistic Finnish Maxim M/32-33 machine gun.

Finnish Maxim M/32-33 - 7.62x54mmR
German soldiers use a Maxim M/32-33 in action.
The gunners run away when Kotovsky's cavalry reach German positions.
Abandoned Maxim is seen on battlefield.

Other Weapons

RG-14 Hand Grenade

Doctor Olga (Vera Maretskaya) uses RG-14 (or RG-14/30) hand grenades aganist German soldiers when she defends wounded and unconscious Kotovsky.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
Olga throws grenades at advancing enemies.

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