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The State Border: Film 5

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The State Border (1980-1988). DVD cover

The State Border: Film 5 (Russian Title: Государственная граница: Год сорок первый/Gosudarstvennaya granitsa: God sorok pervy; "State border: Year Forty-First") is a 1986 Soviet television film directed by Vyacheslav Nikiforov. "The State border" are the historical-adventure television series about the Soviet border guards. The action takes place in the period from 1917 to late 1980 on the territory of the USSR from the Far East to the western borders. The fifth film story takes place in summer 1941 on the Soviet-Polish border. Nazi troops attacked the Soviet Union. Soviet border guards enter into mortal combat with the enemies.

The following weapons are seen in the film The State Border: Film 5:


Russian Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 Pistol - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
The politruk (political commissar) of the frontier outpost Viktor Belov (Yevgeni Leonov-Gladyshev) runs into the attack with his Nagant Revolver

Tokarev TT-33

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
German saboteur Byuhner (Viktor Kostetsky) fires Tokarev TT-33
State Border5-TT2.jpg

Luger P08

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
The leader of the frontier outpost Lt. Il'ya Sushencov (Dmitry Matveev) holds Luger P08s taken from German pilots (Gunars Dalmanis and Janis Paukštello)
The leader of the border guard Lt.-Col. Sviridov (Gennadi Korolkov) holds Luger P08 in left hand

Walther P38

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
German pilot holds his Walther P38
Lt.-Col. Sviridov holds Walther P38 in right hand


Mosin Nagant Rifle

Full-length Mosin Nagant rifles are the mainstay weapon of the Soviet Border guards.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54R
Karpuhin (Aleksandr Timoshkin) holds his full-length Mosin Nagant rifle
The politruk Viktor Belov (on the right) fires the Mosin Nagant rifle
Border guards firing at the German aircraft
Closeup of the Mosin Nagant rifle. Note the hex receiver. This rifle was manufactured before 1936

Mauser Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm
German soldier with the Karabiner 98k can be seen in documentary footage
Another German soldiers in documentary footage
German soldier escorting captive Red Army soldiers holds his Mauser Karabiner 98k

Submachine Guns


PPD-40 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Lt. Il'ya Sushencov holds his PPD-40
State Border5-PPD2.jpg
Lt. Il'ya Sushencov fires his PPD-40 at German troops
Closeup of the PPD-40 magazine


The MP38. The sub-machine gun of the German Military before 1940
Russian Border guard carries captured MP38
Karpuhin fires captured MP38


MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm
German soldier fires his MP40
German soldier with MP40 check the phone cord
Sgt. Nikolay Grinevich (Andrey Smolyakov) with captured MP40

Machine Guns

Degtyaryov DP-27

DP-27 machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
Russian Border guard fires Degtyaryov DP-27 machine gun at the German soldiers
Sgt. Nikolay Grinevich and his DP-27
Russian Border guard fires DP-27 at the enemies

Degtyaryov DT

DT machine gun, 7.62x54mm R
The Soviet T-34-85 tank (modified to resemble the German PzKpfw IV tank) fires Degtyaryov DT tank machine gun
Fake PzKpfw IV tank. By the way this is an anachronism. Pz.Kpfw.IV tanks with a long-barelled gun were not in 1941

Maxim M1910

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
Russian Border guards charge Maxim M1910 machine gun
State Border5-Maxim2.jpg
Lt. Il'ya Sushencov fires Maxim M1910. Petty officer Pavlo Levada (Semyon Morozov) holds PPD-40 submachine gun
Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 AA quad mounting
The M-4 AA quad mounting of Maxim M1910 machine guns can be seen in documentary footage
Another shot

Browning M1917

Browning M1917 - .30-06
Browning M1917 machine gun can be seen in documentary footage

PK Machine Gun (modified to resemble MG34)

A picture of the original MG34 and PK conversion
German soldiers fire PK Machine Gun mocked up as MG34
Closeup of fake MG34
Fake MG34 on tripod mount.

2 cm KwK 30

A 2 cm KwK 30 is mounted on Sd. Kfz. 222 or Sd.Kfz. 231 armoured car, seen in documentary footage. KwK 30 is a distant relative to 2 cm Flak 38.

State Border5-Flak38.jpg
Another shot.

37-mm M1939 (61-K)

37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun - 37×252SR
The 37-mm M1939 (61-K) automatic air defense gun can be seen in documentary footage
Gunner loading ammunition in the 37-mm M1939

Hand Grenades

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
German soldier with the M24 Grenade can be seen in documentary footage


7.5 cm Pak 40

7.5 cm Pak 40 anti-tank gun - 75x714mm R
German gunners fire 7.5 cm Pak 40.

T-44 modified to resemble the German PzKpfw IV Ausf.F2 tank

State Border5-T44asTiger.jpg


This is also an anachronism. T-34-85 was introduced only in early 1944

See Also

The State Border series

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