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Born by Revolution: Assault (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Napadenie)

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Born by Revolution: Assault
(Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Napadenie)
Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey DVD.jpg
Cover for 4 DVD Collection
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Grigori Kokhan
Release Date 1974
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev Evgeniy Zharikov
Maria Ivanovna Kondratyeva nee Korablyova Natalya Gvozdikova
Afinogen Polyukaev Sergei Ivanov
Nikiforov Lev Prygunov
Somov Vitaly Rozstalny
Kutkov Aleksandr Yanvaryov

Born by Revolution (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey) is a Soviet made for TV historical films series, released in 1974-1977, directed by Grigori Kokhan and based on the novel "Povest ob ugolovnom rozyske" ("A Tale of Criminal Investigations Department") by Aleksey Nagorny and Geliy Ryabov. The series depicts the history of Soviet Ugolovny Rozysk (criminal police) from 1917 to 1970s, seen through the eyes of Nikolay Fomich Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov).

The second film Assault (Napadenie) is set in 1919 in Moscow where Nikolay Kondratyev is temporary sent from Petrograd. Together with his colleagues, Kondratyev investigates the robbery of cash delivery car. During the events of Napadenie Kondratyev meets his future wife Maria Korablyova.

The following weapons were used in the film Born by Revolution: Assault (Rozhdyonnaya revolyutsiey: Napadenie):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by Ugolovny Rozysk personnel, notably Nikolay Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov) (used in firing scenes as a substitution for his Smith & Wesson Military & Police that is described below), Afinogen Polyukaev (Sergei Ivanov) and Nikiforov (Lev Prygunov), Militsia and criminals. These revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant
Bakharev (A. Senchenko), driver on cash delivery car, draws his Nagant.
Denisov (Vladimir Karpenko), a guard on cash delivery car, holds a Nagant.
Polyukaev (in center) carries a Nagant in his belt.
Nikiforov chases for bandit "Valet".
Polyukaev holds a Nagant.
Kondratyev's Smith & Wesson switches to a Nagant in firing scene.
Kutkov's henchman (Anton Dotsenko) holds a Nagant.
Polyukaev and his unnamed colleague (Pyotr Filonenko) aims their revolvers during the arrest of Kutkov's gang.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model

When Nikolay Kondratyev (Evgeniy Zharikov) is send to Moscow, he is given a revolver that his superior Stepan Petrovich Sergeev (Uldis Pucitis) calls a Colt. In fact it is a Smith & Wesson Victory Model with 4" barrel (it can be distinguished from Military & Police model due to its dull gray parkerized finish). In firing scenes this revolver is substituted with a Nagant M1895.

Smith & Wesson Victory Model with 5" barrel. This is a British "Lend Lease" version chambered in .38 S&W
Kondratyev shows his revolver to Polyukaev and Nikiforov.
Kondratyev holds his revolver while breaking in Zhichigin's apartments.
Kondratyev reloads the Smith & Wesson.


Mauser C96 "Bolo"

Short-barreled Mauser C96 "Bolo" pistol, anachronistic for 1919, is a personal weapon of Somov (Vitaly Rozstalny), the chief of Moscow Ugolovny Rozysk. "Bolo" pistols are also used by criminals.

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Bandit Plavskiy (Yuriy Sherstnyov) fires his "Bolo" during the robbery of cash delivery car.
Plavskiy holds his "Bolo" in the scene in Professor Zhichigin's apartments.
The grip of Plavskiy's Mauser is seen. The slide stucks in rear position; it happens every time when this pistol is fired (probably it is loaded with a single cartridge each time).
Kutkov's henchman (Boris Aleksandrov) fires at Kondratyev and Maria Korablyova.
Gang leader Kutkov (Aleksandr Yanvaryov) gives a Mauser to his henchman "Valet" (Valentin Grudinin).
"Valet" holds the pistol.
Somov leads the operation aganist Kutkov's gang.
"Valet" surrenders.
A bandit (Boris Aleksandrov) holds a "Bolo" when being ambushed by Ugolovny Rozysk personnel.

FN Model 1900

Ugolovny Rozysk detective Nikiforov (Lev Prygunov) carries an FN Model 1900 pistol in addition to his service Nagant M1895 revovler.

FN Model 1900 - .32 ACP
Nikiforov holds his FN Model 1900 while breaking in Zhichigin's apartments.

Walther Model 9A

Nikiforov (Lev Prygunov) also carries a Walther Model 9A pocket pistol, tied with an elastic band, in his sleeve. He calls it "a trick innovation". Walther Model 9 is anachronistic for 1919, the base model of this pistol appeared only in 1921 while Model 9A started production in 1924.

Walther Model 9 - 6.35x16mm SR Browning aka .25 ACP. Screen gun is Model 9A that looks slightly different.
Nikiforov's Walther "jumps" from the sleeve.
Closeup of the pistol.
Nikiforov gifts his pistol to Kondratyev.

Frommer Liliput

Professor Illarion Arkadyevich Zhichigin (Yakov Kozlov) owns a pocket pistol that appears to be a Frommer Liliput. This pistol is also anachronistic as it appeared in 1921.

Frommer Liliput - 6.35x16mm SR Browning aka .25 ACP
Zhichigin readies his pistol.
Plavskiy (Yuriy Sherstnyov) hands Zhichigin's pistol to Kutkov (Aleksandr Yanvaryov).


Mosin Nagant M1891

Mosin Nagant M1891 rifles are used by Militsia personnel and Red Army soldiers.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry Rifle - 7.62x54mm R
M91 rifles in stand in Ugolovny Rozysk office.
Militioneers with M91 rifles with bayonets escort arrested Plavskiy.
Red Army soldiers in lorry.
A militsioneer on guard.


Berdan Rifle

What appears to be a Russian Berdan No.2 rifles are seen in hands of revolutionary people. They can be identified by the spike bayonets that have different shape than ones of Mosin Nagant Rifles.

Russian Berdan No.2 (M1870) Infantry rifle - 10.75x58mm R

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