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Mysterious Discovery (Tainstvennaya nakhodka)

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Mysterious Discovery
(Tainstvennaya nakhodka)
Tainstvennaya nakhodka poster.jpg
Romanian poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Boris Buneev
Release Date 1954
Language Russian
Studio Gorky Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Vasya Golovin Valentin Grachyov
Andrey B. Dorokhov
Styopa Brusnichkin Aleksandr Pokrovsky
Lyuda A. Shmurakova
Yekaterina Sotnikova Ekaterina Savinova
Aleksey Golovin Andrei Petrov
Anton Aleksandr Susnin
Nikanor Sarvanov Aleksey Gribov
Guriy Gagarka Gennadi Yudin
Sergey Chernyshyov Mikhail Gluzskiy

Mysterious Discovery (Russian: Таинственная находка; Tainstvennaya nakhodka) is a 1954 Soviet family adventure movie directed by Boris Buneev. Three schoolchildren from a settlement of Rybachiy on the coast of the Barents Sea find an antique gun. They figure out its origin and learn the story of a local man Guriy Gagarka who defended Rybachiy during the Crimean War.

The following weapons were used in the film Mysterious Discovery (Tainstvennaya nakhodka):


Percussion Cap Pistol

British officer (Nikolay Grabbe) fires a Percussion Cap Pistol.

Russian M1854 Naval percussion cap pistol - .71 caliber
British officer pulls his pistol (pinted by the red arrow)...
...and fires it.

Rifles & Muskets

Russian M1833 Cavalry Carbine

A Russian M1833 Cavalry Carbine is found on the cave. This gun appeared in the hands of Vasya Golovin (Valentin Grachyov), Andrey (B. Dorokhov), Styopa Brusnichkin (Aleksandr Pokrovsky), Yegor (V. Zhukov), Yekaterina Sotnikova (Ekaterina Savinova) and Anton (Aleksandr Susnin).

Russian M1833 Flintlock Cavalry Carbine and M1809 Flintlock Cavalry Pistol.
Styopa Brusnichkin (Aleksandr Pokrovsky) founds a rifle in the cave.
Yegor (V. Zhukov) holds the gun. The muzzle shape of the rifle is seen.
Yegor raises the gun.
A slightly better view of the rifle.
Yekaterina Sotnikova (Ekaterina Savinova) investigates the gun.
The rifle is aimed by Yekaterina Sotnikova.

Infantry Musket M1845

British soldiers use an Infantry Musket M1845s possibly, stands for Enfield Pattern 1853s.

Russian percussion cap musket M1845 - .70
British soldiers on the boat fire their guns.
British sailor (at the background) holds his gun.
British soldiers raise their guns...
...and fire its.
The firing squad fire their guns.
British officer (Nikolay Grabbe) runs, gun in hand.
British officer about to fire the gun.
The stock is seen. Prokhor Brusnichkin (Georgi Gumilevsky) holds a percussion shotgun at the background.
Prokhor Brusnichkin through the gun away from British officer. Due to continuity error, this gun turns to M1833 Cavalry Carbine.

Berdan Rifle

At least one Pomors fires a Berdan Rifle during the battle. This gun is anachronistic for 1853.

A family of Berdan No.2 rifles: 1 - Infantry rifle, 2 - Dragoon rifle, 3 - Cossack rifle, 4 - carbine.
Pomor fires the gun.
The similar looking gun is seen in the hands of Pomor.


Percussion Shotgun

Most Pomors (include Guriy Gagarka (Gennadi Yudin), his wife (Larisa Matveyenko), Stepan Golovin (Aleksey Alekseev) and Prokhor Brusnichkin (Georgi Gumilevsky)) can be seen armed with the Percussion Shotguns.

1860 Russian-made Single Barreled Percussion Shotgun
Prokhor Brusnichkin and other Pomor hold the shotguns.
Prokhor Brusnichkin and a few more Pomors run, shotguns in hands.
The lock of Prokhor's shotgun is seen.
Gagarka's wife brandishes her shotgun.
Romors use their shotguns during the battle.
Pomor aims his shotgun...
...and fires it.
Note the moving hammer.
Another Pomor covers, shotgun in hands.
Numerous Pomors hold their guns.

12 Gauge Over/Under Shotgun

A 12 Gauge Over/Under Shotgun briefly appeared in the hands of Nikanor Sarvanov (Aleksey Gribov).

Otto Seelig O/U - 12 gauge
Sarvanov enters the room, shotgun in hands.
A closer view of his shotgun.


Naval cannon

"Miranda" cruiser were equipped with a numerous naval cannons.

Naval cannon - 18th century
A good view of the cannon.
The cannons is fired. The cannon at the background is moved back due to recoil.

Light Field Cannon

A light field cannon is seen near the Pomors village.

The cannon is seen (pointed by the red arrow).
A closer view of the muzzle.
Pomors fire the cannon.
The cannon is seen at the center.

Gun Statue

A "gun" wielding statue is mounted on the town square.

Statue at the background depicts the gun wielding man.

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