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Nail in the Boot (Gvozd v sapoge)
Nail in the Boot (Russian title Gvozd v sapoge, Georgian title Lursmani cheqmashi) is a Soviet Georgian 1932 B&W silent movie directed by Mikhail Kalatozov. Red Army armoured train is attacked by enemy planes and blocked on damaged railway. The commander of the train sends a soldier to deliver an urgent message. But soldier's foot is severely damaged due to a protruding nail in his boot, and he is late. Before the reinforcement comes, the armoured train is lost in battle with superior enemy troops. The soldier is court-martialed, and he explains that his failure was due to flaws of workers of shoemaking factory. The crew of the armoured train partially consisted of mobilised workers of that factory, so they prepared their death by their own bad work.
The following weapons were used in the film Nail in the Boot (Gvozd v sapoge):
Nagant M1895 revolvers are carried by the commander of the armoured train (Arkadi Khintibidze) and the soldier (Siko Palavandishvili), sent with the message. They are seen only in holsters.
Mosin Nagant Rifles are used by both Red Army and enemy soldiers. They are most likely M91s but the low quality of old film doesn't allow to make strict identification.
In the final scene a group of Soviet youth hold rifles. Some of them appear to be TOZ-1 model.
Mockup Training Rifle
In the final scene a group of Soviet youth hold rifles. Most of these guns appear to be mockup training guns, widely used in 1920s-1930s for basic training.
Maxim M1910 machine guns are mounted on the armoured train and the handcar.
Both Red Army and enemy soldiers use Degtyaryov DP-27 light machine guns.
Degtyaryov DT machine guns are mounted on BA-27 armoured cars.
A PV-1 machine gun is mounted on R-3 reconnaissance plane.
RG-14 Hand Grenade
In one scene a soldier inside the armoured train holds what appears to be an RG-14 (or RG-14/30) hand grenade.
A genuine armoured train, a part of 7th Independent Unit of Armoured Trains, appears in the movie. It is a Sormovo-type light armoured train, consisting of two artillery wagons, each armed with two turrets with 76.2mm M1902 guns and numerous Maxim machine guns.
76.2mm M1909 Mountain Gun
Enemy troops deploy 76.2mm M1909 mountain guns against the Soviet armoured train.
A 102mm L60 naval gun is seen in one scene. It depicts an enemy long range cannon.
BA-27 Armoured Car
Numerous BA-27 armoured cars are seen. They are armed with a 37mm main gun and two DT machine guns.
Polikarpov R-1 and Tupolev R-3 reconnaissance planes are seen in the movie.