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Miles of Fire (Ognennye versty)

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Miles of Fire (Ognennye versty)
Ognennye versty-DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Samson Samsonov
Release Date 1957
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Grigory Zavragin Ivan Savkin
Katya Margarita Volodina
Dr. Arseny Shelako Mikhail Troyanovsky
Konstantin Orlinsky Antoni Khodursky
Beklemishev Vladimir Kenigson
Varekha Yevgeni Burenkov
Proshka Viktor Stepanov (II)
Alyosha Roslavlev Anatoly Osmolsky

Miles of Fire (Ognennye versty) is a Soviet 1957 action movie directed by Samson Samsonov. The story takes place during the Russian civil war. Red commissar Grigory Zavragin (Ivan Savkin) must go to a town, besieged by White Army. He is accompanied by several men including a doctor, a nurse, a theatre actor and a veterinarian. The latter appears to be a White spy who tries to stop Zavragin.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Miles of Fire (Ognennye versty):


Nagant 1895

Beklemishev (Vladimir Kenigson), Roslavlev (Anatoly Osmolsky) and several other character carry Nagant M1895 revolvers. In the final scene Zavragin (Ivan Savkin) also uses a Nagant instead of Mauser C96 which is his personal weapon during the movie. All Nagants in the movie are of post-1930 model.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N. This is post-1930 version.
Roslavlev fires his Nagant in the opening scene.
Beklemishev fires his Nagant in the opening scene.
Varekha (Yevgeni Burenkov) carries a Nagant tucked at his belt.
A Red Army commander with a Nagant.
Beklemishev with Nagant in the final scene.
Zavragin with Nagant in the final scene.

Mauser C96

A Mauser C96 pistol is Zavragin's (Ivan Savkin) personal weapon.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Zavragin with Mauser C96 in wooden holster.
Zavragin holds his Mauser.
Zavragin fires his Mauser.


Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Many characters are seen with anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A Red Army soldier with M38 carbine.
The young cart driver Proshka (Viktor Stepanov (II)) holds an M38 carbine.
The old cart driver Varekha (Yevgeni Burenkov) holds an M38 carbine.
Orlinsky (Antoni Khodursky) with M38 carbine.
Dr. Shelako (Mikhail Troyanovsky) fires M38 carbine. This item is damaged, it lacks front sight.
Katya (Margarita Volodina) fires M38 carbine.

Mosin Nagant M1891/30 Rifle

Red Army soldiers are armed with Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles, often with bayonets.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
A Red Army soldier with M91/30 rifle.


Double Barreled Shotun

A double barreled shotgun is seen in hands of old villager Yegor (Sergei Pryanishnikov).

Yegor aims his shotgun at Orlinsky...
...but immediately drops it.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

A Maxim M1910 with smooth barrel cover is mounted on one of tachanka carts. It is never seen firing.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim M1910 on tachanka.

Maxim M1910/30

A Maxim M1910/30 is mounted on another tachanka cart.

Russian Maxim 1910/30 machine gun - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim M1910/30 on tachanka.
Zavragin (Ivan Savkin) fires Maxim.
The barrel of Maxim.

Hand Grenades


In one scene Zavragin (Ivan Savkin) uses RG-14 hand grenades (most likely RG-14/30 version).

RG-14/30 Soviet hand grenade
Zavragin readies to throw a grenade.
Zavragin throws a grenade.

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