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Cabbages and Kings

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Cabbages and Kings
(Koroli i kapusta)
Cabbages and Kings-DVD-Cover.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Nikolai Rasheyev
Release Date 1978
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Billy Keogh Armen Dzhigarkhanyan
Frank Goodwin Valentin Gaft
Dicky Maloney Nikolai Karachentsov
Colonel Sabas Kakhi Kavsadze
Pasa Nelli Volshaninova
Isabel Vaiva Vida Mainelyte

Cabbages and Kings (original title Koroli i kapusta) is a 1978 Soviet made for TV adventure movie based on the novel by O. Henry. Two adventurers, Billy Keogh (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) and Frank Goodwin (Valentin Gaft), spent their days in a fictional Central American country Anchuria.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Cabbages and Kings:


Nagant M1895 (Mocked up as Colt Revolver)

A custom Nagant M1895 revolver is Frank Goodwin's (Valentin Gaft) sidearm. The revolver is fitted with long barrel, an side positioned ejector and fake ivory grips. The result resembles the Colt 1878 Double Action. Similar revolvers are carried by officers of the army of Anchuria.

A long barreled target version of Nagant M1895 - .22 LR
Nickle plated 1878 Double Action Colt w/ 7.5" barrel
Frank Goodwin aims his revolver at Colonel Sabas (Kakhi Kavsadze).
Goodwin cocks his revolver with left hand, showing a high rate of fire with a single action revolver.
A large amount of flame is produced when the revolver fires.
A custom grip can be seen.
Another view at Goodwin's revolver.
A side mounted ejector rod can be seen.
A muzzle can be seen.
An Anchurian officer holds revolver.
An Anchurian officer at the left holds revolver.

Nagant M1895 (Mocked up as Webley Bulldog)

Billy Keogh (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) in one scene used the Nagant M1895 revolver, modified to resemble a Webley Bulldog.

Nagant M1895 Revolver with 3.3" barrel - 7.62x38R Nagant
Webley RIC Bulldog Model 83 - .45 caliber
A view at Keogh's revolver.
A trigger guard can be seen.

Smith & Wesson Military & Police

In the final scene Billy Keogh's (Armen Dzhigarkhanyan) revolver switches to another one that is supposed to be a nickel-plated Smith & Wesson Military & Police. This revolver is never seen firing.

Modern S&W reproduction of the classic (Pre-1957) M&P - .38 Special
It can be seen that the revolver has a swing-out cylinder.
Keogh holds his revolver while Goodwin (at the right) is armed with his visually modified Nagant.
A close view at Keogh's revolver.
Another close view at the revolver.

Reichsrevolver M1879

A Reichsrevolver M1879 is the sidearm of Colonel Sabas (Kakhi Kavsadze).

Reichsrevolver M1879 - 10,6x25R
Sabas aims his revolver.
Sabas cocks the single action revolver with left hand.
Another view at Sabas' revolver.
A close view at the revolver.

Francotte Pistol

A pistol is seen in hand of former Anchurian president Miraflores (Vasili Chkhaidze). It appears to be a Francotte Pistolet de Tir de Salon single-shot breech-loading pistol, intended for recreational shooting.

1880s Belgian manufactured Auguste Francotte Pistolet de Tir de Salon pistol - 9mm Flobert rimfire. The screen gun is very similar to this sample.
A muzzle can be seen.
A view at the pistol.
Another view at the pistol.


Mannlicher M1895

Many soldiers of the army of Anchuria carry Mannlicher M1895 rifles.

Original Austro-Hungarian Steyr Mannlicher M1895 - 8x50R
A soldier holds a Mannlicher rifle.
A typical muzzle of Mannlicher rifles with stacking rod is seen.
A soldier with a Mannlicher rifle.
A soldier is armed with a Mannlicher.

FEG Mannlicher 35M

Anchurian soldiers also carry FEG 35M rifles (also known as Mannlicher 35M).

Hungarian FEG Puska 1935 Minta (35M) rifle - 8x56R
A soldier at the left is armed with a 35M rifle.
Another view at 35M rifle.

Mannlicher M1895 Sporter

A Mannlicher M1895 Sporter rifles is seen in hands of Anchurian soldiers.

Mannlicher M1895 Sporter - 8x56mmR Mannlicher
A soldier aims his rifle.
A soldier at the background carries the same rifle.
A cavalryman holds the same rifle.

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