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Katran is a 2020 Russian detective TV series. In 1978 Militsiya Maj. Ivan Petrovich Tcherkasov (Andrey Smolyakov) investigates the murder of an Interior Ministry Colonel Potapenko and his mistress, a passionate gambler. The investigation leads to an illegal gambling house, known as "Katran". Sonya Timofeeva gets the mission to infiltrate the gambling house.
Katran is the seventh installment in the TV series about detective Ivan Tcherkasov.
The following weapons were used in the television series Katran:
Makarov PM (MP-371)
Makarov PM pistols that are widely used throughout the series turn out to be blank-firing MP-371s. They are seen in hands of Militsiya detectives Maj. Ivan Petrovich Tcherkasov (Andrey Smolyakov), Capt. Sonya Timofeeva (Marina Aleksandrova) Sr. Lt. Aleksey Garkusha (Aleksey Bardukov), Igor Stankevich (Aleksandr Borisov), KGB operatives, and also in holster of Ilya (Valeriy Smekalov), the guard in the gambling house.
Makarov PM (MP-79-9TM)
On a promotional image Maj. Tcherkasov (Andrey Smolyakov) holds another non-lethal version of PM, a rubber-firing MP-79-9TM.
In one scene Bella Aleksandrovna Pokrovskaya (Alyona Babenko), the owner of Katran, holds a TT-33.
Rhöner SM 80
Boris Grinevich (Maksim Averin), the musician in Katran, carries a pocket pistol that turns out to be a gas-firing Rhöner SM 80. This pistol is generally similar to Reck pistols, such as Baby and Perfecta but SM 80 has the longer barrel and the different shape of the grip.
The soldiers of the Internal Troops carry AKM assault rifles during the operation in Gen. Sedykh's countryhouse.
A Senior Sergeant of the Internal Troops carries an AKMS in the abovementioned scene.
The Militsiya personnel on guard of Gen. Sedykh's countryhouse carry AKS-74 assault rifles.
One of the Internal Troops soldiers is armed with an AKS-74U, anachronistic for 1978.
An anachronistic VSS Vintorez is used by Boris Grinevich (Maksim Averin).
During the funeral of Col. Potapenko, honor guards carry SKS carbines.