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Avalanche from the Mountains (Lavina s gor)

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Avalanche from the Mountains
(Lavina s gor)
Lavina s gor Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vasily Zhuravlyov
Release Date 1959
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Ansor Aleksandr Shvorin
Sergei Mironovich Kirov Yuriy Dubrovin
Kantemyr Georgi Chernovolenko
Prince Naurbekh Sergei Papov
Princess Zhansurat Galina Grigoryeva
Lina Inna Vykhodtseva
Ataman Andrei Grigoriyevich Shkuro Vladimir Belokurov
Rotmistr (Capt.) Dyshlinskiy Andrey Fayt

Avalanche from the Mountains (direct translation of the original title Lavina s gor) is a Soviet 1959 (filmed 1958) historical movie, directed by Vasily Zhuravlyov. It depicts the events of Russian Revolution 1917 on North Caucasus. Soldier of Kabardian horse regiment Ansor returns home from battlefield and finds his family in dire need. Soon Ansor and his comrades-in-arms decide to join Bolsheviks, led by prominent revolutionary leader Sergei Mironovich Kirov.

The following weapons were used in the film Avalanche from the Mountains (Lavina s gor):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are used by Ansor (Aleksandr Shvorin), Bolshevik Kantemyr (Georgi Chernovolenko) and Prince Naurbekh's manservant Musa (Georgiy Millyar).

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
Kantemir's Nagant on the table of the chielf of counterintellegence Rotmistr (Capt.) Dyshlinskiy.
Kantemir's Nagant is seen on the table in Mashuka's house.
Musa carries a Nagant in the bosom.
Musa draws his revolver...
...and fires at Karo.
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Ansor fires his Nagant at Prince Naurbekh.

Unidentified revolver

Rotmistr Dyshlinskiy (Andrey Fayt) carries a compact revolver in holster.

A small part of the barrel can be seen. The holster is smaller than the one of Nagant revolver.


Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are used by Ataman Shkuro (Vladimir Belokurov), Prince Naurbekh (Sergei Papov) and some minor characters.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A German officer fires a Mauser in the flashback scene of Great War.
Cossack Khorunzhiy (junior officer rank) (Evgeniy Zosimov) carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Ataman Shkuro carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
A brigand Ozyrmes (T. Rakhaev) carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Shkuro fires at Gritsyuk.
Naurbekh carries a Mauser C96 in holster.
Naurbekh fires at Karo.
Lavina s gor-MauserC96-9.jpg
Naurbekh fires at pursuing Ansor.

FN Model 1900

Prince Naurbekh (Sergei Papov) is also seen with an FN Model 1900.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Lavina s gor-FN1900-1.jpg
Lavina s gor-FN1900-2.jpg
Prince Naurbekh holds his FN 1900.

Rifles and Muskets

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are used by former soldiers of Kabardian horse regiment, including Ansor (Aleksandr Shvorin), Bolsheviks Mashuka (Gurgen Tonunts) and Gritsyuk (Lev Zolotukhin), and Ataman Shkuro's Terek Cossacks.

Note: see additional images on talk page.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Ansor returns home from war.
Gritsyuk holds an M38 Carbine.
A Kabardian holds an M38 Carbine.
Mashuka carries a carbine at the left.
Ansor carries a carbine.
Cossacks with M38 Carbines.
Naurbekh's henchman carries a carbine.
Mashuka holds a carbine.

Percussion Cap Musket

A percussion cap musket is seen in hands of Lina (Inna Vykhodtseva), at first Ansor's sworn enemy and then his bride. This gun is probably converted from flintlock to percussion cap. Originally it was possibly Russian M1808 Infantry or M1809 Dragoon musket.

A general view of the gun.
The barrel.
The barrel.
A close view of the lock.
A close view of the muzzle.
Another view of the muzzle.

Various Long Guns

Various long guns are seen in Prince Naurbekh's house.

Several long guns are seen at the right and some more at the background. One of the guns at the right seems to be the same prop that is carried by Lina, and another one is possibly a kind of Oriental musket.


Double Barreled Shotgun

A local shepherd is seen with a Double Barreled Shotgun. A shotgun is also seen in Mashuka's house.

A shotgun is seen in Mashuka's house.
A shepherd holds a shotgun at the left.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Terek Cossacks use Maxim M1910 machine guns in several scenes.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim on Cossack outpost on the border of Kabardia region.
A Maxim is mounted on tachanka horse cart of Ataman Shkuro's elite unit "Volchya Sotnia" ("Wolf squadron").


76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902

A Russian 76.2 mm divisional gun model 1902 is seen on battlefield of Great War, standing for a German gun.

76.2mm M1902 Putilov Field Gun
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