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Seventeen Moments of Spring

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Seventeen Moments of Spring
(Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny)
Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny-DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Language Russian
Creator Tatyana Lioznova
Yulian Semyonov
Genre Espionage
Broadcast 1973
No. of Seasons 1
No. of Episodes 12
Main Cast
Character Actor
Max von Stierlitz Vyacheslav Tikhonov
Katherin Kinn Yekaterina Gradova
Professor Pleischner Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev
Father Schlag Rostislav Plyatt
Heinrich Müller Leonid Bronevoy
Walter Schellenberg Oleg Tabakov
Eismann Leonid Kuravlyov
Holthoff Konstantin Zheldin

Seventeen Moments of Spring (original title Semnadtsat mgnoveniy vesny) is a 1973 Soviet TV mini-series directed by Tatyana Lioznova and based on the novel by Yulian Semyonov. The story takes place in March 1945 in Berlin. The main character of the movie is a Soviet spy Colonel Maxim Isaev who operates in Nazi Germany as SS-Standartenführer Max Otto von Stierlitz.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Seventeen Moments of Spring:


FN Model 1910

Stierlitz (Vyacheslav Tikhonov) uses a FN Model 1910 pistol to shoot the Gestapo agent Klaus (Lev Durov). Supposedly FN Model 1910s are also seen in other scenes.

FN Model 1910 - .380 ACP
Stierlitz draws his pistol...
...and fires.
Two pistols that appear to be FN Model 1910s are seen in safe.
Stierlitz hands his service pistol to a guard.

Luger P08

Several German officers and NCOs carry Luger P08 pisols. They are mostly seen in holsters.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
Helmut Kolder (Otto Mellies) fires his P08.
Kolder fires at Gestapo agents.
Mortally wounded Kolder drops his pistol.

Walther P38

Walther P38 pisols are seen in hands of Gestapo agents.

Walther P38 WWII dated with black grips - 9x19mm

Browning Hi-Power

A Browning Hi-Power is a personal sidearm of SS-Gruppenführer Heinrich Müller (Leonid Bronevoy). In reality Hi-Power pistols were used by Waffen-SS under the designation Pistole 640(b) but it is a strange choice for the chief of Gestapo.

The first version of the FN P-35 - 9x19mm
Müller draws his pistol and hands it to a guard.

Submachine Guns


German soldiers are armed with MP38 SMGs.

MP38 - 9x19mm
SS soldier with an MP38.
A closer view at MP38.
Guards in Gestapo headquarters hold MP38s.
A close view at the barrel.
Young Volkssturm soldiers with MP38s and Panzerfausts.


Karabiner 98k

Karabiner 98k rifles are carried by German Volkssturm soldiers and border guards.

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German border guard soldier carries Kar 98k.
Another border guard with 98k.
An old Volkssturm soldier carries a 98k.

Machine Guns

MG 34

MG 34s are carried by Geman Volkssturm soldiers.

MG 34 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Volkssturm soldiers with MG 34 machine gun and Panzerfaust.

Other Weapons


German Volkssturm soldiers are seen with Panzerfausts in one scene. These Panzerfausts are mockups, showing only general view of this weapon.

Panzerfaust - 44mm with 149mm warhead
Young Volkssturm soldiers with MP38s and Panzerfausts.
Volkssturm soldiers with MG34 machine gun and Panzerfaust.

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