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Frontier (Aerograd)

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Frontier (Aerograd)
Aerograd Poster.jpg
Original Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko
Release Date 1935
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Stepan Glushak Stepan Shagaida
Vladimir Glushak Sergei Stolyarov
Vasili Khudiakov Stepan Shkurat
Aniky Shabanov Boris Dobronravov
Shcherban Vasili Novikov
Yefim Kosa Vladimir Uralsky
Wang Ling G. Tsoy

Frontier (original title Aerograd ("Air City")) is a Soviet 1935 B&W drama, directed by Aleksandr Dovzhenko. "Aerograd" is the name of a new Soviet outpost on Pacific coast near the mouth of Amur river. Japanese saboteurs try to raise rebellion of local religious sect, but a group of former Red Army soldiers, now peasants and hunters, stop these activities.

The following weapons were used in the film Frontier (Aerograd):


Nagant M1895

Vladimir Glushak (Sergei Stolyarov), a pilot, carries a Nagant M1895 revolver as his service sidearm.

Russian Nagant 1895, produced 1920s. The rounded front sight is a sign of revolvers produced from 1890s until 1930 - 7.62x38N
Vladimir Glushak holds his Nagant.
Vladimir aims the revolver. Note the pre-1930 rounded front sight.

Mauser C96

Old hunter Stepan Glushak (Stepan Shagaida) carries a Mauser C96 pistol in addition to his Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifle.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Stepan Glushak uses Mauser pistol in shootout with saboteurs.
Stepan follows an escaped saboteur, carrying rifle on sling and Mauser pistol in hand.
A side view of the Mauser C96.


Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon

Several hunters, including Stepan Glushak (Stepan Shagaida), use Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifles.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Stepan Glushak follows an escaped saboteur, carrying M91 Dragoon rifle on sling and Mauser C96 pistol in hand.
A hunter holds an M91 Dragoon rifle.
Stepan in a shootout with sectants.

Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry

Vasili Khudiakov (Stepan Shkurat) carries a Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifle.

Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 Infantry rifle - 7.62x54mm R
Khudiakov fires.
Khudiakov holds his rifle.

Arisaka Type 38

Arisaka Type 38 rifles are widely used by Japanese agents and Russian sectants, including their leader Aniky Shabanov (Boris Dobronravov).

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mmSR Arisaka
A pair of Japanese saboteurs ((Leonid Kan) and (I. Kim)), armed with Arisaka rifles, are making their way through the taiga.
Shabanov holds an Arisaka with opened bolt.
Most of the sectants carry Arisaka rifles.

Winchester Model 1895

Several hunters use Winchester Model 1895 rifles.

A Russian contract Model 1895 in 7.62x54 Russian. Note the loading bridge over the reciever
A hunter goes to taiga, carrying a Winchester 1895.
A local young hunter (Nikon Tabunasov) greets the airplane. He carries a Winchester 1895.
Wang Ling (G. Tsoy) with a Winchester.

Vetterli Rifle

One of the sectants carries what appears to be a Vetterli Rifle.

Vetterli Model 1869/70 - 10.4mm

Winchester Model 1866

A native hunter carries what appears a Winchester Model 1866.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Rifle - .44 RF


Bolt Action Shotgun

In one scene Aniky Shabanov (Boris Dobronravov) holds a hunting gun that is possibly a converted Vetterli Rifle.

Shabanov with his son and a gun. Note the Vetterli style shape of trigger guard.
Same looking gun is carried by one of the sectants.

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