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Fighting Film Collection No. 6 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 6)

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Fighting Film Collection No. 6
(Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 6)
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
UKD.jpg UK
Directed by Mikhail Doller
Vsevolod Pudovkin
Vladimir Weinstock
Francis Searle
Vladimir Yurenev
Release Date 1941
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Natasha Matveeva Zoya Fyodorova
Red Army Lt. Sergei Markushev
German pilot Sergey Martinson
Grandmother Praskovya Anastasiya Zueva
Onisim Petrovich Petrov Pavel Geraga
The old man Aleksei Dikij
German Feldwebel Aleksandr Rumnev
Red Army Lt. Nikolay Kryuchkov

Fighting Film Collection No. 6 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 6) is the sixth issue of Boyevoy kinosbornik series, released in November 1941. It contains three segments: "Boyevaya pesnya o slave russkogo orujiya/Battle Song about the Glory of Russian Weapons", "Nenavist/Hatred", "Pir v Zhirmunke/Feast in Zhirmunka", plus British documentary "Airwoman", depicting the activities of Women's Auxiliary Air Force. Natasha Matveeva (Zoya Fyodorova), the main character of the movie Frontovye podrugi, appears as a storyteller, uniting the segments.

The following weapons were used in the film Fighting Film Collection No. 6 (Boyevoy kinosbornik No. 6):


Nagant M1895

Red Army Lt. (Sergei Markushev) holds a Nagant M1895 revolver when he escorts downed German pilot (Sergey Martinson) in "Hatred". This is a pre-1930 version.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s - 7.62x38N. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930.
The Lt. draws his revolver.
The Nagant.



In "Feast in Zhirmunka" a German Feldwebel (Aleksandr Rumnev) is armed with an M1911 pistol.

Original Colt M1911 (dated 1913) - .45 ACP
The Feldwebel draws his pistol.
Another view of M1911.


Mosin Nagant M1891/30

In the final sequence Red Army soldiers carry Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles.

Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R

Berdan No.2

Berdan No.2 rifles are used by many partisans in "Feast in Zhirmunka".

Russian Berdan No.2 (M1870) Infantry rifle - 10.75x58mm R
An aged man gets a Berdan rifle.
He examines the rifle.
A pile of Berdan rifles. Several shotguns are also seen.
A bandaged partisan hands guns to his comrades-in-arms.
One more villager gets a rifle.

Tokarev SVT-40

SVT-40 rifles are seen in hands of Red Army soldiers in documentary footage.

Tokarev SVT-40 - 7.62x54mmR

Karabiner 98AZ

Some German soldiers are armed with Karabiner 98AZ rifles (or possibly its Polish version Karabin wz. 98a).

Mauser 98AZ Artillery Carbine - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A 98AZ rifle is seen in center.

Mauser Gewehr 98

German soldiers are also seen with full length Mauser rifles, possibly Mauser Gewehr 1898 or some derivative, like Czech Vz. 98/22.

For comparison: Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
For comparison: BRNO Vz.98/22 Czech Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A soldier in center holds a full length Mauser rifle.
One of the soldiers in formation holds a full length Mauser.

Wz. 29 Mauser

Most German soldiers in "Feast in Zhirmunka" are armed with Mauser rifles. Their outlook with straight bolt handles, large protectors of the front sight and full-length handguards with grooves and notches match Polish Wz. 29 Mauser rifles, used by Wehrmacht as Gewehr 298 (p).

Wz. 29 Mauser - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers stand in formation. Most of them are armed with Wz. 29 rifles.
A soldier knocks in the door with the buttstock of his rifle.
A good view of the rifle.
A good view of the bayonet.
Soldiers break in a house.
A soldier in Grandmother Praskovya's house.
Two rifles are seen at the wall at the left.


Double Barreled Shotgun

In "Feast in Zhirmunka" some partisans are armed with Double Barreled Shotguns.

TOZ-B double barreled side by side shotgun - 16 Gauge
An aged villager (Vasili Novikov) holds a shotgun.
He opens the gun.
Pyotr Petrov's wife (Aleksandra Danilova) carries a double barreled shotgun.
She carries the shotgun.

Mocked-Up as Triple Barreled Shotgun

Onisim Petrovich Petrov (Pavel Geraga) has a triple barreled shotgun, but upon closer inspection it appears to be a ordinary double barreled shotgun, fitted with a fake third barrel under two real ones.

For comparison: Three-barreled Drilling combination gun with exposed hammers - 16 gauge & 9.3x57mm
Onisim Petrov with his "triple shotgun".
The fake barrel of Onisim Petrov's shotgun is seen at the right.
A general view of Onisim Petrov's shotgun.

Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotgun

In "Feast in Zhirmunka" some partisans are armed with bolt action Mosin Nagant/Frolov Shotguns.

"Frolovka" shotgun
"Frolovka" shotgun
A villager at the left holds a bolt action shotgun.
Another view of the shotgun.
The barrel of this shotgun is seen at the left while a man in center holds another "Frolovka", this one with Mosin magazine.
The barrel of the gun of the man in center is seen.
Onisim Petrovich Petrov (Pavel Geraga) holds the "Frolovka" of his son Pyotr (Vladimir Uralsky).
Pyotr carries his "Frolovka".

Machine Guns

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS

ShKAS machine guns are used on Soviet airplanes.

Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
Two ShKAS machine guns are mounted on top of the engine on I-16 fighter plane.
Shpitalny-Komaritski ShKAS aircraft machine gun - 7.62x54mmR. This is a turret version.
Twin ShKAS is mounted in a turret on SB bomber.

Berezin UB

Berezin UB machine guns are mounted on Soviet Pe-2 bomber.

Berezin UBK (for the wings) - 12.7x108mm
A closeup of frontal UB on Pe-2.

Browning .303 Mk II*

Bristol Blenheim Mk IV bomber, seen in documentary footage in "Airwoman", is armed with five Browning .303 Mk II* machine guns.

Browning .303 Mk II* - .303 British
Two remotely controlled machine guns beneath the nose and two in dorsal turret can be seen here.

Degtyaryov DT

Degtyaryov DT is seen mounted on T-37 light tank.

DT machine gun - 7.62x54mm R

Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 Quad Mounting

A Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 AA quad mounting is seen in documentary footage.

Maxim M1910/30 in M-4 AA quad mounting

Other Weapons

Model 24 Stielhandgranate

German soldiers carry Model 24 Stielhandgranate (maybe mockups) in "Feast in Zhirmunka".

Model 24 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade
German soldiers carry stick hand grenades.
A soldier carries a grenade.



In "Hatred" Red Army Lt. (Sergei Markushev) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver in holster.
In "Feast in Zhirmunka" a German Feldwebel (Aleksandr Rumnev) carries a TT-33 holster thought his sidearm is an M1911 pistol.
In the final sequence Red Army Lt. (Nikolay Kryuchkov) carries a Nagant holster.

Musket Mockups

Mockups of flintlock muskets are widely seen in footage from Soviet historical movies Pyotr Pervyy (1937) and Suvorov (1940).

Scenes of Battle at Poltava in Pyotr Pervyy.
Scenes of Suvorov's Swiss campaign in Suvorov.


122 mm howitzers M1910/30 are seen in documentary footage.


Replicas of 18th century muzzleloading cannons are seen in footage from Soviet historical movies Pyotr Pervyy (1937) and Suvorov (1940).

Cannons in Pyotr Pervyy.
Cannons in Pyotr Pervyy.
Cannons in Suvorov.


T-37 tank.
Pz.III tank.


Soviet, German and British airplanes are seen in documentary footage.

Bristol Blenheim Mk IV bomber.
Polikarpov I-16 fighter plane.
Tupolev SB bomber.
Petlyakov Pe-2 dive bomber.
Messerschmitt Bf.109 fighter plane.

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