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Hopelessly Lost (Sovsem propashchiy)

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Hopelessly Lost
(Sovsem propashchiy)
Sovsem propashchiy Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Georgiy Daneliya
Release Date 1973
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Huckleberry Finn Roman Madyanov
Jim Feliks Imokuede
"Pap" Finn Vladimir Basov
"King" Evgeniy Leonov
"Duke" Vakhtang Kikabidze
Widow Douglas Irina Skobtseva
Miss Watson Yekaterina Verulashvili
Colonel Sherborne Vladimir Ivashov

Hopelessly Lost (also released in English as The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; original title Sovsem propashchiy) is a Soviet 1973 adventure comedy movie directed by Georgiy Daneliya. The film is a screen adaptation of Mark Twain's novel Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

The following weapons were used in the film Hopelessly Lost (Sovsem propashchiy):


Percussion Dueling Pistol

When Colonel Sherborne (Vladimir Ivashov) shoots at drunkard Boggs, he uses two Percussion Dueling Pistols. The guns aren't a pair, they have different barrel length and seemingly vary in caliber.

Mang in Graz Match Percussion Dueling Pistol - .38 inch
Sherborne holds two pistols. Note different barrel length.
He fires one pistol...
...and then another. This one seems to be of larger caliber.
Another view of Sherborne's pistols.

Muskets and Rifles

Percussion Cap Musket

Huck Finn (Roman Madyanov) takes a percussion cap musket to defend himself of his father (Vladimir Basov) who is in a fit of delirium tremens. Upon close inspection the gun appears to be converted from flintlock.

Huck cocks the hammer. Note the shape of the trigger guard, common for hunting or target guns rather than military.
He raises the gun at his drunk father.
Parts of converted flintlock can be seen.
Another view of the gun. The barrel is faceted for most of its length but the muzzle part is rounded.
The sling swivel on the buttstock looks military style.

Winchester Model 1895 (visually modified)

Guards on the pier, firing at escaping Jim, are armed with Winchester Model 1895 rifles of Russian Contract model. The guns are visually modified by removing the part of handguard and adding fake tube magazine. Possibly it was done to make them look similar to classic Wild West carbines, like Winchester Model 1873. Similar looking props are seen in several other Mosfilm productions, like Businessmen (Delovye lyudi) and Dersu Uzala. Same gun is used by Huck's friend Buck (Dmitriy Yershov) who, despite his age, is engaged in blood feud with another local family.

A Russian contract Model 1895 in 7.62x54 Russian. Note the loading bridge over the receiver
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Guards fire at Jim, escaping on a boat.
Buck spots an enemy. The loading bridge, a typical feature of Russian Contract model, can be seen.
Buck holds his rifle when he and Huck run.
Another good view of the barrel with fake tube magazine.
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A general view of Buck's rifle.

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