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The Detective (Syshchik)

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The Detective (Syshchik)
Syshchik DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Fokin
Release Date 1979
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studio
Main Cast
Character Actor
Evgeniy Kulik Andrey Tashkov
Nikolay aka "Palyoniy" Boris Khimichev
Col. Klimov Igor Kvasha
Maj. Sorokin Nikolai Skorobogatov
Lt. Guladze Yuri Gusev
Nina Gladkova Irina Augshkap

The Detective (original title Syshchik) is a 1979 Soviet action movie directed by Vladimir Fokin. It depicts the adventures of a young, inexperienced, and very unlucky militioneer (police officer) Evgeniy Kulik (Andrey Tashkov).

The following weapons were used in the film The Detective (Syshchik):

Makarov PM

Makarov PM pistols are service sidearms of militioneers (police officers), including Evgeniy Kulik (Andrey Tashkov).

Makarov PM - 9x18mm Makarov
Kulik puts the pistol back in shoulder holster.
A plainclothed militsia detective holds a PM in a night scene.
Militsia operative arrests a member of "Palyoniy"'s gang.
Kulik fires his PM at escaping criminal "Palyoniy" ("The Burnt").
The grip of Kulik's PM is seen.
Kulik aims.

Margolin MCM

In the scene on the shooting range Kulik (Andrey Tashkov) and his colleagues fire Margolin MCM pistols. In reality Margolin pistols were used only for sporting competitions and never in training of Militsia personnel.

MCM with magazine removed - .22 LR
Kulik's colleague fires a MCM.
Vasily Nikiforovitch (Aleksandr Lebedev), shooting instructor, holds the pistol.
Evgeniy Kulik on shooting range in a "heroic pose".
Kulik holds a Margolin pistol white the instructor scolds him.
A closer view of MCM.

Nagant M1895

In one scene Kulik has a dream in which he personally defeats a gang, using his fists and a Nagant M1895 revolver, taken from one of the criminals.

Nagant M1895 - 7.62x38N
Criminal "Palyoniy" (Anatoliy Bystrov), as he appears in Kulik's dream, carries a Nagant in his belt.
Kulik uses a captured Nagant to shoot off the rope on his legs.
Kulik holds a Nagant in his dream.

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