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Duty (Dolg)

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Duty (Dolg)
Modern Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Anatoli Nitochkin
Release Date 1977
Language Russian
Studio Studio Ekran
Main Cast
Character Actor
Selivanov Nikolay Olyalin
Col. Stepanov Leonid Markov
Triphon Yuriy Nazarov
Temirbey Bolot Beyshenaliev
Galina Larisa Luzhina
Karnaukhov Valentin Nikulin
Khan Dzengenev Anuarbek Moldabekov

Duty (Dolg) is a Soviet 1977 made for TV adventure movie directed by Anatoli Nitochkin. The film is set in Central Asia during the Russian civil war. A small group of Reds, lead by Comissar Selivanov (Nikolay Olyalin) crosses the steppe, pursued by Whites under the command of Col. Stepanov (Leonid Markov).

The following weapons were used in the film Duty (Dolg):


Nagant M1895

Nagant M1895 revolvers are widely used by both Reds and Whites, including Selivanov (Nikolay Olyalin) and Col. Stepanov (Leonid Markov). All revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. This example was dated 1939 manufacture and was a War time issued weapon. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
White Cossack officer (at the left) aims a Nagant at wounded Selivanov.
Selivanov (at the right) holds a Nagant.
Selivanov carries a Nagant tucked at his belt.
Yesaul (Cossack Capt.) Shipov (Vladimir Bershanskiy) (at the right) loads his revolver.
Stepanov draws his revolver.
The revolver is seen in dead hand of Stepanov.

Mauser C96

Mauser C96 pistols are also used by Reds and Whites.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Selivanov (Nikolay Olyalin) sleeps with his Mauser at hand.
Selivanov fires his Mauser during the attack of Whites. Note the position of lanyard ring that matches original C96.
Selivanov holds his Mauser in action.
The pistol runs dry.
Drunk Yesaul Shipov (Vladimir Bershanskiy) holds empty Mauser pistol.
Khan Dzengenev (Anuarbek Moldabekov) fires his Mauser while Stepanov interrogates Selivanov.
Col. Stepanov (Leonid Markov) takes the pistol from Dzengenev.
Dzengenev, now dressed in national Kyrgyz garment, fires his Mauser.

Flintlock Pistol

A Flintlock Pistol of Oriental design is seen in Khan Dzengenev's yurt.



Mosin Nagant M1891/30

Most Reds and Whites are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, standing for original M91s.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 - 7.62x54mm R
Red soldiers carry their rifles on march.
White Cossacks escort captured Red soldiers.
A White soldier executes Red captives.
An escaped Red soldier with the rifle.
Red soldier Aphanasiy Petrovich (Viktor Uralskiy) carries the rifle on sling.
When going insane, Karnaukhov (Valentin Nikulin), Selivanov's second-in-command, aims his rifle at a Kyrgyz woman with baby.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Selivanov (Nikolay Olyalin) and some other Reds and Whites are armed with anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
Selivanov gives his M38 Carbine to Temirbey (Bolot Beyshenaliev).
A Red soldier fires his carbine.
Red soldier, wounded in hand, asks his comrade-in-arms to reload the rifle.
White Cossack Triphon (Yuriy Nazarov) carries the carbine on sling.
A close view of Temirbey's carbine. The hooded front sight is seen.
Aphanasiy Petrovich's (Viktor Uralskiy) M91/30 rifle switches to M38 Carbine due to a continuity error.
Temirbey aims his carbine. This rifle is different from the one, seen in his hands in previous scene as this one lacks the hood on the front sight.
Selivanov fires at insane Karnaukhov. In this scene he also has a carbine with unhooded front sight.

Unidentified rifle

In one scene a Red soldier carries a rifle that is seen only partially. The shape of the front sight protectors matches M1917 Enfield but it's not enough for positive identification.

For comparison: M1917 Enfield - .30-06 Springfield

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910/30

Maxim M1910/30 machine guns are seen in the field camp of Whites. They are of post-1941 version.

Maxim 1910/30, post 1941 manufacture with top hatch on cooling jacket allowing it to be filled more quickly or with snow - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is seen at the right.
A Maxim is seen at the left.

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