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Affairs of the Past (Dela davno minuvshikh dney...)

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Affairs of the Past
(Dela davno minuvshikh dney...)
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Shredel
Release Date 1972
Language Russian
Studio Lenfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Maj. Sinitsin Mikhail Kokshenov
Hoffman aka Dumansky Vladimir Etush
Fyodor Savelyev (in 1970s) Bruno Frejndlikh
Fyodor Savelyev (in 1920s) Valeri Olshansky
Aleksand Beletsky Ivan Nasonov
Mikhail Motylyov Mikhail Lobanov
Pyotr Kemberovsky Pyotr Merkuryev
Yasha Aleksandr Beniaminov

Affairs of the Past (Dela davno minuvshikh dney...) is a Soviet 1972 detective movie directed by Vladimir Shredel. A finding of an old briefcase in a ruined house in 1970s leads to a treasure, hidden in 1920s.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Affairs of the Past (Dela davno minuvshikh dney...):


Nagant 1895

In the scenes that takes place in 1926 Nagant M1895 revolvers are carried by Leningrad Ugolovny Rozysk (Criminal Police) detectives Beletsky (Ivan Nasonov), Motylyov (Mikhail Lobanov) and Kemberovsky (Pyotr Merkuryev) and a criminal Serdyukov (Yuri Maltsev).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N. This is post-1930 version.
Serdyukov with Nagant in hand.
Beletsky holds his Nagant.
Kemberovsky fires his Nagant.
A Nagant is lying next to dying Beletsky.

Francotte Pistol

What appears to be a Francotte Pistolet de Tir de Salon single-shot breech-loading pistol, intended for recreational shooting, is seen in 1926 on a shooting range.

1880s Belgian manufactured Auguste Francotte Pistolet de Tir de Salon pistol - 9mm Flobert rimfire. The screen gun is very similar to this sample.
A person fires at a target.

Submachine Guns


In the final scene that takes place in 1970s security guards in Swiss bank carry MP40s.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm


Mosin Nagant M1891

An original Mosin Nagant M1891 rifle with bayonet is carried by a guard (Aleksandr Anisimov) in the scene that takes place in 1926.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
A guard carries a M91 rifle with bayonet.
Another view at the rifle.
A guard fires his rifle during the escape of a convict.

Other Weapons

Air Rifle

In the scene on a shooting range a top-break air gun is seen in hands of Mikhail Motylyov (Mikhail Lobanov). The exact model is hard to recognised, but the general shape resembles IZh-22, one of the most popular and widely available Soviet top-break air rifle in the years of the movie filming.

IZH-22 top-break air rifle - 4,5 mm pellet.
Motylyov loads a top-break air gun.

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