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The Probation (Ispytatelnyy Srok)

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The Probation (Ispytatelnyy Srok)
Ispytatelnyy Srok Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Gerasimov
Release Date 1960
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Aleksandr Yegorov Oleg Tabakov
Sergey Zaytsev Vyacheslav Nevinnyy
Ulyan Grigoryevich Zhur Oleg Efremov
Katya Yegorova Tamara Loginova
Vorobeychik Boris Novikov
Barmashov Vladislav Balandin
Ilya Borisovich Kats Evgeniy Teterin
Ozherelyev Sr. Vladimir Solovyov
Pashka Ozherelyev Yuri Kireyev

The Probation (Ispytatelnyy Srok) is a 1960 Soviet detective drama movie directed by Vladimir Gerasimov and based on the story by Pavel Nilin. The plot is set in 1923 when two young men - Aleksandr Yegorov (Oleg Tabakov) and Sergey Zaytsev (Vyacheslav Nevinnyy) - begin their work as detectives of the Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal investigations department) and has to prove themselves.

The following weapons were used in the film The Probation (Ispytatelnyy Srok):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by Ugolovny Rozysk personnel, including Starshiy Upolnomochennyi (the senior detective) Ulyan Grigoryevich Zhur (Oleg Efremov) and the rookie detective Aleksandr Yegorov (Oleg Tabakov). A Nagant is also used by bandit Pashka Ozherelyev (Yuri Kireyev). All revolvers are of post-1930 model.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
Yegorov examines the Nagant.
Zhur shows how to carry the revolver tucked in the belt. The lanyard ring is seen on the grip of Zhur's Nagant.
Yegorov follows Zhur's instructions.
Pashka Ozherelyev fires a Nagant at Ugolovny Rozysk detectives.
Yegorov holds his Nagant in ambush on Pashka.
Zhur holds his revolver in the same scene.
The revolver of arrested Pashka is seen in hands of Sergey Zaytsev (Vyacheslav Nevinnyy) (in center).


FN 1903

FN Model 1903 is used by another rookie detective Sergey Zaytsev (Vyacheslav Nevinnyy). Detective Vorobeychik (Boris Novikov) also is seen with an FN 1903 (definitly the same prop reused).

FN Model 1903 - 9 x 20mm Browning Long.
Zaytsev holds the pistol, just issued to him.
Zaytsev with his FN 1903 in ambush.
Another view at Zaytsev's pistol.
Vorobeychik holds an FN 1903 when he poses as a masked robber, testing the rookies.
Another view of the same scene.
Yegorov holds Vorobeychik's pistol.
Vorobeychik gets back his gun.

Mauser C96

Bandit Pashka Ozherelyev (Yuri Kireyev) uses a Mauser C96. After Pashka is arrested, his Mauser is hold by Yegorov.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
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Pashka fires at Ugolovny Rozysk detectives.
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Pashka dual-wields a Mauser and a Nagant.


Lighter Pistol

Yegorov confiscates a lighter pistol, similar in shape to FN Model 1905-style pocket pistols, from a shopkeeper (Andrei Tutyshkin).

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Yegorov suspects that the shopkeeper carries a gun but then finds out that this is a lighter pistol.

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