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In Search for Captain Grant (V poiskakh kapitana Granta)

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V poiskakh kapitana Granta
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Country SOV.jpg USSR
BUL-com.jpg Bulgaria
Directed by Stanislav Govorukhin
Release Date 1986
Studio Boyana Film
Odessa Film Studios
Distributor FilmAnnex (2010)
Main Cast
Character Actor
Jules Verne Vladimir Smirnov
Jacques Paganel Lembit Ulfsak
Lord Glenarvan Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.
Lady Glenarvan Tamara Akulova
Capt. John Mangles Oleg Shtefanko
Robert Grant Ruslan Kurashov
Mary Grant Galina Strutinskaya
Major McNabbs Vladimir Gostyukhin

In Search for Captain Grant (V poiskakh kapitana Granta; Russian: В поисках капитана Гранта) is a 1986 Soviet-Bulgarian adventure mini-series (at Bulgarian language it known as: По следите на капитан Грант; Po sledite na kapitan Grant, lit. On the trail of Captain Grant), based on the novel "In Search of the Castaways" by Jules Verne.

The following weapons were used in the film In Search for Captain Grant (V poiskakh kapitana Granta):



Remington 1858 New Army (Cartridge Conversion)

Bob Tar (Aleksandr Abdulov) carries a Remington 1858 New Army with a cartridge conversion as his sidearm in the film. Tom "Ben Joyce" Ayrton (Djoko Rosic) also uses the Remington 1858 with a cartridge conversion.

Remington 1858 New Army (Cartridge Conversion) - .45 Long Colt.
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Tom "Ben Joyce" Ayrton (Djoko Rosic) holds the Remington 1858 revolver.

Gasser M1873

The Gasser M1873 revolvers uses by some characters.

Gasser M1873 long barrel version - 11.2x29.5mm
Gasser M1873 lying on the table.
Capt. John Mangles (Oleg Shtefanko) with Gasser M1873 during the Joyse's attack.

ZKR 551

One Bob Tar's man carries what seems a ZKR 551 revolver (standing on a Colt SAA).

CZ ZKR 551 sporting revolver
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Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model

Several Bob Tar's men uses the Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model revolvers.

Smith & Wesson No.3 Russian Model - .44 Russian
Bob Tar (Aleksandr Abdulov) holding revolver by the barrel.
A close look at the revolver in the hands of a Tar's man.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action

Lady Glenarvan (Tamara Akulova) uses the double-action top-break revolver, which seems a Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action. During the stage in New Zealand, Lord Glenarvan (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) also uses this revolver.

Smith & Wesson .44 Double Action - .44 Russian
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Lady Glenarvan (Tamara Akulova) passes revolver to Lord Glenarvan.
Lord Glenarvan breaks the gun and checks to see if it was loaded.


1895 Spanish Mauser Carbine

Major McNabbs (Vladimir Gostyukhin) uses the 1895 Spanish Mauser Carbine.

1895 Spanish Mauser Carbine - 7x57mm Mauser
Major McNabbs, as he holds his Mauser carbine, standing near the dead body of a giant vulture.
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McNabbs holds Mauser carbine, when Ben Joyce caught everyone off guard.

Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy"

The Winchester Model 1866 "Yellow Boy" rifles used by different shooters.

Winchester 1866 "Yellow Boy" Carbine - .44 RF
A Bob Tar's man with Winchester M1866.
Daughter of Indian chief (Penka Tsitselkova) holds the Winchester M1866.
Raymundo "Silver Beard" Skorsa (Luchezar Stoyanov) holds Winchester M1866 "Yellow Boy". Note that his carbine equipped with a long forearm from "Musket" version.

Hawken Rifle

Jacques Paganel (Lembit Ulfsak) carries the Hawken Rifle percussion hunting rifle.

Hawken Rifle - .30 caliber. Somewhat similar to the one in movie.
Jacques Paganel (Lembit Ulfsak) with his percussion rifle during the Ben Joyce's attack.
Jacques Paganel (Lembit Ulfsak) with his percussion rifle.

Krnka Rifle

Talkav (Yavor Milushev) and some other shooters uses the percussion rifles with a breech-loading conversion, near all of its appears to be varios types Krnka Rifles and converted Krnka shotguns. Krnka rifle is the standart long rifle of Bulgarian army untill 1915.

Russian M1869 Krnka Rifle - 15,24x40mmR
Krnka converted shotgun.
Talkav is aiming a rifle.
Indian warrior holds the rifle, while one of the Tar's thugs sneaks up from behind...
Indian chief (Petar Slabakov) holds percussion rifle with breech-loading conversion.
Talkav holds the rifle.


Single Barreled Shotgun

Robert Grant (Ruslan Kurashov) carries the hammerless Single Barreled Shotgun.

Savage Model 220B - 20 gauge
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12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Lord Glenarvan (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) has the 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun. Olbinet (Anatoliy Rudakov) then uses it to kill one of Joyce's thugs.

L.C. Smith case hardened hammerless side by side Field shotgun - 12 gauge
Olbinet fires on Joyce's bandits.

Izhmekh IZh-18 (Mocked up as flintlock musket)

Major McNabbs (Vladimir Gostyukhin) found on the grave of the Maori's leader the two Flintlock Muskets, and uses it subsequently. On closer inspection, however, this is nothing more than a mocked-up IZh-18 shotguns. These are very accurate copies, and can be identified only by the characteristic spur on the trigger guard.

Baikal MP-18M-M, a modern version of IZh-18
Kabyle musket
McNabbs holds the "Kabyle Musket".
McNabbs holds the "Kabyle Musket".
McNabbs holds the "Kabyle Musket".
Indian Trade Musket. This is nothing more than a cheap version of standard European flintlock musket. Such firearms were widely used during the trading between Europeans and indians or indigenous peoples of Oceania.
Lord Glenarvan (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) investigate the "musket". Note the ornament on the stock, typical for trade guns.
Lord Glenarvan (Nikolai Yeryomenko, Jr.) investigate the "musket".
Major McNabbs (Vladimir Gostyukhin) readies the "flintlock".

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