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Family Happiness (Semeynoe schastye)

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Family Happiness (Semeynoe schastye)
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DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Sergey Solovyov
Aleksandr Shein
Andrei Ladynin
Release Date 1969
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Anna Kapitonova Alisa Freyndlikh
Nikolai Kapitonov Vyacheslav Tikhonov
Ivan Shupaltsev Nikolay Burlyaev
Fyodor Sigayev Andrey Mironov
Madame Sigayeva Alla Budnitskaya
Clerk in gun store Valentin Gaft
Ivan Lomov Georgiy Burkov
Stepan Chubukov Anatoli Papanov

Family Happiness (Semeynoe schastye) is a 1969 Soviet comedy movie based on several short stories by Anton Chekhov. It depicts various tragicomical situations in life of several families in late 19th century Russia.

The following weapons were used in the film Family Happiness (Semeynoe schastye):


Nagant M1895 Revolver

A bright, presumably nickel plated Nagant M1895 revolver is held by Ivan Shupaltsev (Nikolay Burlyaev) as he contemplates suicide. Another bright Nagant revolver (it must be the same movie prop) is seen in the gun store when Fyodor Sigayev (Andrey Mironov) decides to purchase a gun.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sing of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38N
Ivan Shupaltsev draws the revolver. Note the typical Nagant shape of the frame and grip.
Note the rounded front sight, typical for pre-1930 Russian Nagants.
The revolver lacks the extractor rod, which was apparently lost long ago.
The same bright Nagant is seen on the table in gun store among with a fake flintlock pistol (at the left) and percussion pistol (at the right).

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action

What appears to be a nickel plated Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action with pearl grips is seen in the gun shop (most likely not original S&W but a European, possibly Spanish clone). It seems be the same weapon that appears in other Mosfilm productions, like Shvedskaya spichka, Zemlya Sannikova and Zhestokiy romans.

Orbea Hermanos nickel plated revolver with pearl grips, a Spanish version of Smith Wesson Double Action - .44 Russian
A pearl grip is seen when Sigayev (Andrey Mironov) hides the revolver behind his back.
Sigayev holds the revolver. The revolver lacks firing pin.

Percussion Dueling Pistol

Percussion Dueling Pistols are seen in several scenes. This is apparently the same pistol, that will appear later in the Zhestokiy romans.

Modern replica of Lepage percussion dueling pistol.
Sigayev (Andrey Mironov) holds a percussion cap pistol in gun store.
A wealthy landowner Stepan Chubukov (Anatoli Papanov) loads a caplock pistol before firing at a target.
Ivan Lomov (Georgiy Burkov), the fiance of Chubukov's daughter, suddenly finds out that the pistol was loaded.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model

In the scene in gun store the clerk (Valentin Gaft) shows Sigayev (Andrey Mironov) two Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolvers.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
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Sawed-off Izhmekh IZh-18 (Mocked up as Flintlock Pistol)

A flintlock pistol is seen in gun store. Its actually is a mocked-up sawed-off IZh-18 single-barrel shotgun with a fake flint lock.

Izhmekh IZh-17 single barreled Sawed Off shotgun - 16 gauge. The IZh-18 is the same, aside from not having an exposed hammer.
A fake flintlock pistol (at the left) is seen on the table in gun store among with a Nagant and a percussion pistol.
Sigayev (Andrey Mironov) examines a fake flintlock pistol.
Two M1845 muskets and a fake flintlock pistol are seen on the wall.

Winchester Model 1895

About two dozen rifles that resemble Winchester Model 1895s are seen in the gun store.

A Russian contract Model 1895 in 7.62x54 Russian. Note the loading bridge over the reciever
What may be M1895 Winchesters are seen on a gunrack.
A closer view at the rifles in the rack.

Percussion cap musket M1845

Several Infantry Musket M1845s are seen in the scene in gun store.

Russian percussion cap musket M1845 - .70
Two M1845 muskets and a flintlock pistol are seen on the wall.

Various Shotguns

Several hunting shotguns with exposed hammers are seen in the scene in gun store.

A shotgun is seen on the wall.
Two shotguns are seen over the gun rack.
Three more shotguns are seen on the other wall.

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