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The Black Seagull (Chyornaya chayka)

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The Black Seagull (Chyornaya chayka)
Chyornaya chayka Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigori Koltunov
Release Date 1962
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Manolo Dzheikhun Mirzoyev
Manuel Nikolay Volkov, Sr.
Maria Yulia Sevela
Jose aka "Guillermo Tell" Sergey Yurskiy
Ramon Aleksei Loktev
Antonio Anatoli Adoskin
"Yankee" Igor Dmitriev

The Black Seagull (original title Chyornaya chayka) is a Soviet 1962 B&W adventure movie directed by Grigori Koltunov. The story takes place on Cuba soon after the Cuban Revolution and depict the adventures of a teenage lad Manolo and his grandfather, old fisherman Manuel known as "The Black Seagull".

The following weapons were used in the film The Black Seagull (Chyornaya chayka):


Browning Hi-Power

Jose (Sergey Yurskiy), a circus marksman nicknamed "Guillermo Tell", carries a pair of Browning Hi-Power pistols. One of them is an early FN P-35 with pearl grips, another one is a standard post-war model. Ramon (Aleksei Loktev), the officer of Cuban army, dual-wields a Hi-Power with a Walther P38.

FN P-35 - 9x19mm
Classic Commercial Browning Hi-Power (Belgian Mfg) - 9x19mm
Jose holds both pistol.
Jose shows his marksmanship.
A close view of P-35.
Jose holds a P-35 during the scene on the schooner.
Ramon holds a Hi-Power and a P38.
Manolo is awarded with Jose's pistol for his bravery.

Wz. 35 Vis

A Wz. 35 Vis pistol that belonged to Manolo's late father is a valuable plot device.

Wz. 35 Vis - 9x19mm
Maria (Yulia Sevela), Manolo's mother, takes the pistol from the box.
"Yankee" (Igor Dmitriev) holds the Vis. The damaged grip allows Manolo to identify this particular pistol.
"Yankee" grabs Manolo and threatens him with the pistol.

Walther P38

Ramon (Aleksei Loktev) carries a Walther P38 in holster. He dual-wields P38 with Browning Hi-Power when boarding the schooner.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm
Ramon holds a Hi-Power and a P38.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Several of Cuban civilian volunteers are armed with double barreled shotguns.

A female volunteer in center carries a double barreled shotgun on sling.

Submachine Guns

M3 Grease Gun

M3 "Grease Gun" SMGs are carried by crewmembers of the Cuban patrol boat. In Manolo's dream both Ramon (Aleksei Loktev) and Antonio (Anatoli Adoskin) carry "Grease Guns".

M3 "Grease Gun" - .45 ACP
Antonio (at the left) and Ramon hold M3 SMGs in Manolo's dream.
Chyornaya chayka-M3-3.jpg
Cuban seamen board the schooner with "Grease Guns" in hands.
An M3 is seen at the right in the final scene. Note the crank lever that allows to identify the SMG as original M3 rather than M3A1.

Thompson M1928A1

When the Cuban patrol boat boards the schooner, one of the seamen is armed with a Thompson with drum magazine, most likely an M1928A1 Thompson.

M1928A1 Thompson with 50-round drum magazine - .45 ACP
A seaman in center holds a Thompson.


M1 Garand

M1 Garand rifles are part of smuggled cargo of the schooner.

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
A Cuban soldier hands a Garand to a civilian volunteer.

M1 Carbine

M1 Carbines are also part of smuggled cargo of the schooner.

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - .30 Carbine - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
A Cuban soldier holds an unloaded M1 Carbine.

Machine Guns

Goryunov SG-43

A Goryunov SG-43 is mounted on Cuban patrol boat.

Goryunov SG-43 Machine Gun On 'Sokolov' mount with shield - 7.62x54mm R
A seaman readies the pivot-mounted machine gun. The belt is filled with live ammunition.
A close view of the machine gun.
The machine gun fires. Now the belt is filled with blank ammunition.
The plain unfluted barrel allows to distinguish this SG-43 from later SGM. The flash hider is removed.

Other Weapons

F-1 Hand Grenade

"Pineapple" hand grenades (most likely F-1) are part of smuggled cargo of the schooner. During the scene on the schooner Manuel (Nikolay Volkov, Sr.) finds a grenade and uses it.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
Old Manuel holds a grenade. It appears to lack a fuze.

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