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The State Border: Film 4

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The State Border (1980-1988). DVD cover

The State Border: Film 4 (Russian Title: Государственная граница: Красный песок/Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: Krasny pesok; "State border: Red sand") is a 1984 Soviet television film directed by Boris Stepanov. "The State border" is the name of an historical-adventure television series about the Soviet border guards. The action occurs between 1917 and 1980 along Russia's many borders. The fourth film's story takes place in 1931 on the Turkestan (Central Asian) border. It depicts the Border guards in their fight against the Basmachi gang (Middle Asian Muslim rebels).

The following weapons are seen in the film The State Border: Film 4:


Nagant M1895

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38R Nagant
Closeup of Nagant revolver. Note the shape of the muzzle-sight. This shows that the revolver was manufactured before 1930

Mle 1892 Revolver

Hamber (Gediminas Karka) uses an Mle 1892 Revolver.

Modèle d’Ordonnance Mle 1892 Revolver - 8x27mm SR
Hamber (Gediminas Karka) fires his revolver.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" - 7.63x25mm Mauser.
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A Mauser C96 is seen in the holster


Mosin Nagant Rifle

Full-length Mosin Nagant Rifle

Full-length Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Krasnopalochnik (Turkestan Communist fighters) aim their Full-length Mosin Nagant rifles
A Basmachi fighter holds his Mosin Nagant rifle
Another Basmachi fighter

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mmR
A Basmachi fighter with his Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine

Mauser Karabiner 98k

Numerous Basmachi fighters can be seen armed with the Karabiner 98k. This is an anachronism.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm
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Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
A Degtyaryov DP-27 without a flash hider can be seen in documentary footage

Degtyaryov DP-27 modified to resemble Lewis machine gun

Lewis Gun - .303 British
Basmachi fighters sit around the Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun modified to resemble Lewis machine gun
Kurban (Bohadur Miralibekov) fires the fake Lewis machine gun
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Closeup of the DP-27 magazine modified to resemble a Lewis Gun magazine

Maxim M1910

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Turkestan Communist fighters and their Maxim M1910
Border guards and their Maxim M1910


Pile of weapons surrendered by Basmachi fighters

See Also

The State Border series

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