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On the Count's Ruins (Na grafskikh razvalinakh)

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On the Count's Ruins
(Na grafskikh razvalinakh)
Na grafskikh razvalinakh Poster.jpg
Original Theatrical Poster
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Vladimir Skuybin
Release Date 1958
Language Russian
Studio Mosfilm
Main Cast
Character Actor
Graf Vladimir Soshalsky
Khryashch Boris Novikov
Yashka Babushkin Valentin Yerofeyev
Mit'ka Yolkin alias Dergach Anatoliy Novikov
Maksim Nefyodovich Babushkin Georgi Gumilevsky
Yashka's Mother Inna Fyodorova
Val'ka Semyon Morozov

On the Count's Ruins (Na grafskikh razvalinakh) is a Soviet 1958 (filmed 1957) adventure movie directed by Vladimir Skuybin and based on a short story by Arkadi Gajdar. Soon after the Russian Civil war a pair of outlaws secretly appears near the ruins of a Count's estate. One of them, known as Graf ("Count"), is the son of former landlord and searches for a treasure, hidden by his father. Three kids, local boys Yashka and Val'ka and orphan Mit'ka alias Dergach, are involved in the adventure.

The following weapons were used in the film On the Count's Ruins (Na grafskikh razvalinakh):


Nagant M1895

Bandit Khryashch (Boris Novikov) carries a Nagant M1895 revolver. Nagants are also used by Chekists. All revolvers are of anachronistic post-1930 version.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38R Nagant. Note the angular front sight which was used from 1930s.
Graf (Vladimir Soshalsky) with a Steyr M1912 and Khryashch with a Nagant.
Khryashch fires at the door. Note the extended ejector rod, often seen on old and well-worn Nagants.
Khryashch loads his Nagant.
Chekists in shootout with Khryashch and Graf.
Khryashch in shootout.
Graf grapples for a revolver with a Chekist.
Graf with a Nagant.
A Chekist with a Nagant.


Steyr M1912

A Steyr M1912 is used by bandit Graf (Vladimir Soshalsky).

Steyr Hahn Model 1912 (1913 mfg) - 9x23mm Steyr
Graf holds his pisol.
The slide of the Steyr is locked in place by the slide stop.
A close view of the pistol.
Another close view.
Graf in shootout with Chekists.

Mauser C96

Several Chekists carry Mauser C96 pistols.

Pre-War dated Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" Commercial Version - 7.63x25mm Mauser
A Chekist fires his Mauser.
Another Chekist with a Mauser (at the right).


Mosin Nagant M1891

In one scene Red Army soldiers march with Mosin Nagant M1891 rifle.

Full-length, Imperial Russian Mosin Nagant M1891 - 7.62x54mm R
Red Army soldiers march with rifles. A commander (at the left) carries a Nagant holster.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Several ChON (special purpose unit) fighters are armed with out of time Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines.

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
A man at the right carries an M38 Carbine.
A man in center holds a carbine.
A closer view of the same scene.


Double Barreled Shotgun

Yashka's father Maksim Nefyodovich Babushkin (Georgi Gumilevsky), local watchman, is seen with a double barreled shotgun.

Babushkin holds a shotgun.

Machine Guns


A Maxim machine gun of ChON unit is seen in the train. The exact model is unclear.

Maxim machine gun on Sokolov wheel mount with shield - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim is seen at the left.

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