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The Golden Eshelon (Zolotoy eshelon)

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The Golden Eshelon (Zolotoy eshelon)
Zolotoy eshelon DVD.jpg
Modern DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Ilya Gurin
Release Date 1959
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Andrey Nizovtsev Vasiliy Shukshin
Nadya Elena Dobronravova
Istvan Harijs Liepins
Aleksey Bylinkin Pavel Usovnichenko
Nikanor Ivanovich Stepan Krylov
Seraphima Ivanovna Valentina Belyaeva
Lipat Korneevich Arkadi Trusov
Rotmistr Cheremisov Mikhail Kozakov
Col. Semitsvetov Viktor Koltsov

The Golden Eshelon (Zolotoy eshelon) is a Soviet 1959 B&W adventure movie directed by Ilya Gurin. The story is set in Siberia during the Russian civil war. The White government of Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak control the large part of the gold reserve of Russian Empire. The gold is transported in a train, and Red partisans plan to intercept it.

The following weapons were used in the film The Golden Eshelon (Zolotoy eshelon):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by White Army officers, including Rotmistr (Capt.) Cheremisov (Mikhail Kozakov), the chief of guards of gold train. Bolshevik Nikanor Ivanovich (Stepan Krylov), the locomotive driver of the train, also uses a Nagant. All revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Cheremisov carries Nagant in holster.
Cheremisov holds his Nagant when Red partisans capture the train.
Another view of Cheremisov's revolver.
A White officer (Mikhail Bocharov) fires at Red partisans.
Nizovtsev (Vasiliy Shukshin) with FN Model 1910 pistol and Nikanor Ivanovich with Nagant revolver prepare to repel the attack of Whites on the train.


FN Model 1900

During the capture of the train one of the Red commanders, Hungarian revolutionary Istvan (Harijs Liepins), is disguised as a White Army colonel and holds an FN Model 1900, taken from real Col. Kir Semitsvetov (Viktor Koltsov). Later Andrey Nizovtsev (Vasiliy Shukshin) returns the pistol to Semitsvetov.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Nizovtsev with FN Model 1910 and Istvan with FN Model 1900.
Istvan in disguise holds an FN Model 1900.
Another view of the scene.
Nizovtsev, also disguised as White officer, hands the pistol to Col. Semitsvetov.
Semitsvetov holds the pistol.

FN Model 1910

Commissar Andrey Nizovtsev (Vasiliy Shukshin) carries an FN Model 1910 pistol throughout the movie.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Nizovtsev with FN Model 1910 and Istvan with FN Model 1900.
Nizovtsev holds White officer (Mikhail Bocharov) at gunpoint.
A good view of Nizovtsev's pistol.
Nizovtsev with FN 1910 and Nikanor Ivanovich (Stepan Krylov) with Nagant revolver prepare to repel the attack of Whites on the train.
Nizovtsev holds his pistol in the same scene.

Mauser C96

Some Red partisans, including Aleksey Bylinkin (Pavel Usovnichenko), are armed with Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A partisan at the left carries holstered Mauser.
A partisan raises his Mauser in attack.
Bylinkin's Mauser in holster is partially seen.

Mauser C96 "Bolo"

What appears to be a Mauser C96 "Bolo" is briefly seen in hands of a Red partisan.

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Zolotoy eshelon-MauserC96-02.jpg
A partisan cleans his Mauser pistol. The size of the barrel matches "Bolo" version.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s, are used by both Reds and Whites.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A soldier on guard on railway station.
A soldier with rifle on sling carries the belongings of Col. Semitsvetov's family.
Another view of the same scene.
A Cossack of Admiral Kolchak's personal guard.
Bylinkin (Pavel Usovnichenko), disguised as White soldier, carries the M91/30 rifle.
Cossacks escort arrested Seraphima Ivanovna (Valentina Belyaeva).
White soldiers fire at partisans.
Rifles in White Army barraks.

Pattern 1914 Enfield

Many Red partisans, including Lipat Korneevich (Arkadi Trusov), Stepan Krutikov (Aleksandr Tolstykh), Chernykh (Anatoli Yushko) and Lee Chan (Xu Xiao-Zhong), are armed with Pattern 1914 Enfield rifles. P14s are also seen in hands of White soldiers.

Pattern M1914 (P 14) Enfield - .303 UK
White soldiers stand on guard on Omsk railway station. P1907 bayonets are attached to rifles.
A Red partisan guards Col. Semitsvetov. A good view of the bayonet.
Chernykh fires his rifle during the battle with Whites.
Krutikov fires his rifle in the same scene.
A good view of Lipat Korneevich's rifle.
Rifles in stand.
A Red partisan holds the rifle.
Partisans fire from the train.
Chernykh fires from the train.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A partisan carries a Double Barreled Shotgun.

A partisan carries a shotgun at the left.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are used by Reds and Whites.

Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is mounted on the train.
A White soldier at the left carries a Maxim.
Zolotoy eshelon-Maxim-3.jpg
Partisan Lee Chan (Xu Xiao-Zhong) fires a Maxim.
A Maxim is mounted on White Army armoured train Knyaz Pozharsky.

Hotchkiss M1914

A machine gun with long thin barrel is seen mounted on White Army armoured train Knyaz Pozharsky. It is most likely Hotchkiss M1914.

M1914 Hotchkiss Machine Gun with tripod - 8x50mmR Lebel
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Other Weapons

RG-14 Hand Grenade

Some partisans carry RG-14 or RG-14/30 hand grenades.

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade.
Zolotoy eshelon-Grenade-1.jpg
Partisans with grenades.
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Andrey Nizovtsev (Vasiliy Shukshin), disguised as White officer, holds a grenade when escaping from the station.


Pistol Holsters

Some characters carry pistol holsters that are possibly empty.

Admiral Aleksandr Kolchak (Aleksandr Shatov) carries a holster for FN Model 1910 or Walther PP pistol.
Another view of Kolchak's holster.
US Army Gen. Scaife (Galiks Kolchitskiy) carries a German pattern holster for FN Model 1922 pistol.
British Army Gen. Knox (Aleksey Krasnopolsky) carries a German pattern holster for FN Model 1910 pistol.

76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

A 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 is seen on railway station. A 3-inch gun is also seen mounted on White Army armoured train Knyaz Pozharsky.

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
A 3-inch gun is seen at the left.
A 3-inch gun on Knyaz Pozharsky.

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