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The Last Deed of Kamo (Posledniy podvig Kamo)

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The Last Deed of Kamo
(Posledniy podvig Kamo)
Posledniy podvig Kamo Poster.jpg
Original Russian Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Stepan Kevorkov
Grigori Melik-Avakyan
Release Date 1974
Language Russian
Studio Armenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Simon Arshaki Ter-Petrosian aka Kamo Gurgen Tonunts
Felix Edmundovich Dzerzhinsky Anatoliy Falkovich
Sofya Iya Savvina
Ashot Adalyan Garush Khazhakyan
Armed Adalyan Ovanes Vanyan
Tsaturyan Babken Nersisyan
Nina Adalyan Sofiya Devoyan
Hemvepet Voskanyan Vladimir Abadjyan

The Last Deed of Kamo (Russian title Posledniy podvig Kamo, Armenian title Kamoyi verjin skhranqe) is a Soviet Armenian 1974 (filmed 1973) adventure movie directed by Erazm Karamyan and Stepan Kevorkov. This is the third and last film of the trilogy about Armenian Bolshevik Simon Ter-Petrosian, better known by his nom de guerre Kamo. It follows Personally Known (Lichno izvesten) (1958) and An Extraordinary Assignment (Chrezvychajnoe poruchenie) (1966). In early 1920s Kamo, impersonating White Army Col. Zalenyan, appears in Persia (nowadays Iran) in order to counter the anti-Soviet activities of Armenian Dashnaks (members of Dashnaktsutiun, Armenian nationalist party that was in exile after the Soviet takeover of indepenent Armenia).

The following weapons were used in the film The Last Deed of Kamo (Posledniy podvig Kamo):


Nagant M1895

Kamo (Gurgen Tonunts) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver during his mission in Persia, acting under the name of Colonel Suren Zalenyan. Nagants are also seen in hands of former White officer Rotmistr (Capt.) Boba Dokutovich (Igor Bezyaev), Armen Adalyan (Ovanes Vanyan), and customs official Akopov (a cameo of film director Stepan Kevorkov) who appears to be the leader of "Dashnaks" secret organisation Mangasarov.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Dokutovich draws a Nagant during the quarrel in a restaurant in Teheran.
Armen Adalyan raises his revolver on Kamo.
Kamo hits the revolver off Armen's hand.
A closeup of the grip of Kamo's Nagant.
Kamo holds the revolver.
Akopov's Nagant holster.
Akopov draws his Nagant.


Mauser C96

Hemvepet Voskanyan (Vladimir Abadjyan), the commander of Dashnaks militant group in Persia, carries a Mauser C96 pistol. In one scene he hands his pistol to Kamo (Gurgen Tonunts).

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Voskanyan carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Voskanyan aims at riding Armen Adalyan.
Voskanyan tosses the pistol in his hand and passes it to "Colonel Zalenyan".
Kamo fires at Armen's horse.

Mauser C96 "Bolo"

Voskanyan's second-in-command (uncredited) carries a Mauser C96 "Bolo", identifed by short angular grip with side-to-side lanyard ring.

Mauser C96 "Bolo" - 7.63x25mm Mauser
The officer (in center) kicks his subordinate. A grip of his Mauser is seen.
A close view of the grip allows to identify the C96 as "Bolo" model.


Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by Red Army men, Soviet border guards, and Dashanks fighters. Most of these rifles appear to be of Infantry model.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
An M91 rifle (possibly Infantry) with bayonet in hands of a Red Army man (Viktor Demertash) in the scene in Military Academy in Moscow.
Kamo, now a trainee in Military Academy, holds an M91 rifle with bayonet.
Border guards in the port of Baku hold M91 Infantry rifles.
A sentry of Voskanyan's group holds an M91 Infantry rifle with bayonet.
Rifles of Voskanyan's fighters in stand.

Mosin Nagant carbine

Mosin Nagant carbines are seen on the base of Voskanyan's militant group. Judging by the shape of hooded front sights, they are possibly out of time M1944 carbines with removed folding bayonets. A Mosin Nagant carbine of unclear model is also seen in hands of Armen Adalyan (Ovanes Vanyan).

For comparison: Mosin Nagant M44 Carbine, with attached side-folding bayonet - 7.62x54mm R
Carbines are seen on the base of Voskanyan's militant group.
Armen fires at pursuing Voskanyan.
Armen drops his carbine when he falls from gunned horse.

Machine Guns


Several Maxim machine guns are seen on the base of Dashnaks group. One of these Maxims is an M1910/30 of post-1940 version, while another one may be M1910/30 or original M1910.

Maxim M1910/30, post 1940 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is seen at the right. It's hard to say if it has ribbed or smooth water jacket.
Another view of same Maxim.
A Maxim M1910/30 of post-1940 version is seen.

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