|The Guarneri Quartet (Kvartet Gvarneri)
||Odessa Film Studio
The Guarneri Quartet (Kvartet Gvarneri) is a Soviet 1978 made for TV adventure movie directed by Vadim Kostromenko. In 1920s Commissar Voznitsyn, assisted with a group of four musicians, counters an attempt to take away a collection of rare musical instruments from Soviet Russia.
The following weapons were used in the film The Guarneri Quartet (Kvartet Gvarneri):
Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by main characters - Commissar Vasiliy Ignatyevich Voznitsyn (Yuriy Solomin) and four musicians, assisting him: Pyotr Grigoryevich Laktionov (Mikhail Kuznetsov), Vladimir Danysh (Aleksei Sveklo), Boris Kurynin (Georgiy Nazarenko), and Aba Sukhlinsky (Mikhail Kislyarov). A Nagant is also briefly seen in hands of gang leader Grigoriy Veniaminovich Mukhortov (Dmitri Mirgorodsky). Both pre- and post-1930 Nagants are seen.
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Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38N. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
Voznitsyn opens a suitcase with four Nagants and gives the guns and papers to four musicians.
Laktionov holds a Nagant.
A closeup of Sukhlinsky's revolver.
Sukhlinsky holds a Nagant.
Voznitsyn holds a Nagant during the attack on train. His revolver is of pre-1930 version.
Voznitsyn fires at a bandit through the wagon roof. A good view of the pre-1930 front sight.
Mauser C96 Six-shot
A six-shot version of Mauser C96, also known as C96 M1905 or "Officer Model", is used by Mukhorotov's henchman, a Yesaul (Captain rank in Cossack troops) (Vadim Golik), and by a British businessman Conkling (Aleksandr Yakovlev).
Mauser C96 with 6-round magazine - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Conkling fires a Mauser. Note the rare revolver-style grip.
Mosin Nagant M1891
Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by Red Army soldiers, notably Prokhor (Yuriy Prokhorov).
Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle in original configuration - 7.62x54mm R
Prokhor's rifle is seen in train.
A Red Army soldier on guard.
A closeup of the bayonet. It is M91 version as it lacks the typical spring lock of M91/30 bayonet.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30
Grigoriy Veniaminovich Mukhortov (Dmitri Mirgorodsky) uses a Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle.
Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine
Anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine are used by Red Army cavalrymen and Mukhortov's bandits.
Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A bandit fires his carbine.
Carbines in bandits camp.
Cavalrymen mount on horses.
Mosin Nagant "Obrez"
Sawed-off Mosin Nagant "obrez" are widely used by Mukhortov's bandits. Two different versions of "obrez" are seen, one very short and another one longer.
Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R. In Russian such weapon is called "obrez
" which means "cut".
A bandit with "obrez" during the attack on the train.
Another bandit with a shorter "obrez".
The same character on the top of the rail wagon.
A bandit at the left holds a longer version of "obrez".
A bandit at the right has a short "obrez" tucked in his belt.
Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun
A bandit (Vyacheslav Khimyak) holds a Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun.
"Frolovka" R-32 shotgun (converted Mosin Nagant rifle) - 32 gauge
A bandit at the right holds a "Frolovka" shotgun.
The same character is seen at the left.
An IZh-17 with sawed-off barrel and intact buttstock is used by bandit Mityay (Viktor Malyarevich).
Mityay holds an IZh-17 with sawed-off barrel.
Sawed-off Single Barreled Shotgun
One more bandit carries what appears to be a sawed-off single barreled shotgun of unclear model.
A bandit at the left carries a shotgun "obrez" with pistol grip tucked in his belt.
During the attack on the train Vasiliy Ignatyevich Voznitsyn (Yuriy Solomin) fires a Maxim M1910/30 of post-1940 version. Maxims of same model (probably same prop reused) are also mounted on tachanka cart of the gang and on Chekists patrol boat.
Russian Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
Prokhor cleans the Maxim.
Prokhor pours water in cooling jacket.
Voznitsyn fires the Maxim, assisted by Prokhor.
A Maxim on bandits tachanka
A Maxim is seen when the bandits surrender to Red soldiers.
A Maxim on Sokolov mount is installed on patrol boat. The boat itself looks very out of time for 1920s.
A commandant of railway station carries a Nagant holster on a shoulder belt.