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I Serve at the Border (Ya sluzhu na granitse)
I Serve at the Border (Ya sluzhu na granitse) is a Soviet B&W 1974 (filmed 1973) movie directed by Naum Birman. The movie depicts the everyday life of Soviet Border Guard outpost. Pvt. Dmitriy Sedykh (Boris Shcherbakov) has problems during his service but at last he overcomes his drawbacks and perfectly shows himself in a dangerous situation during the capture of a trespasser.
The following weapons were used in the film I Serve at the Border (Ya sluzhu na granitse):
Officers and NCOs of Soviet Border Guard carry Makarov PM pistols.
Soviet Border Guards are mainly armed with AKMs. Many have slant muzzle compensators removed, but the narrow front sights, gas tubes without vents and stamped receivers allow to identify them as AKMs rather than AK-47s. Versions with and without compenstators often switch to each other in same scenes due to continuity errors.
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Some Border Guards are armed with AKMS assault rifles.
Sturmgewehr 44 (Mocked-Up as Colt 601)
The border guards of unnamed foreign state are armed with Sturmgewehr 44, visually modified to resemble M16. As with other films of the period, for unknown reasons, these guns depict not the mass-production M16s, but early versions, in this case the Colt 601 with distinctive bright furniture (olive/brown/beige in different variations). These props, used by Lenfilm studio, are different from most often seen Mosfilm version of fake M16.
OSP-30 Flare Pistol
In one scene Pvt. Dmitriy Sedykh (Boris Shcherbakov) uses a flare pistol that appears to be an OSP-30 (in reality in 1970s this flare pistol was long ago removed from service).