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Smugglers of Death

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Král Šumavy (Smugglers of Death)
Smugglers of Death-DVD.jpg
DVD Cover
Country CZE.jpg Czechoslovakia
Directed by Karel Kachyna
Release Date 1959
Language Czech
Studio Filmové studio Barrandov
Main Cast
Character Actor
CWO. SNB Václav Kot Radovan Lukavský
WO. SNB Karel Zeman Jirí Vala
Inspicient Beran Jaroslav Marvan
Marie Rysová Jirina Svorcová
Pavel Rys Stanislav Remunda
Gamekeeper Paleček Miroslav Holub
Galapetr Jirí Holý
Sgt. SNB Cigánek Rudolf Jelínek
WO. SNB Baryška Vladimír Mensík
Commander SNB Ilja Prachar


Smugglers of Death (original title: Král Šumavy (english: King of Sumava) is Czechoslovakian action espionage drama from 1959 directed by Karel Kachyna. A small crew of SNB (National Security Corps) border guards defends the 'Iron Curtain'. It helps them in that impenetrable swamp. The only one she can penetrate is a man called "King of Sumava".

The following guns were used in the film Smugglers of Death:


Tokarev TT-33

The officers of SNB (National Security Corps) carry a Tokarev TT-33 as their sidearms.

Tokarev TT-33 - 7.62x25mm Tokarev. Pre-1947 version.
Tokarev TT-33 is sidearm of SNB officers.
CWO. Václav Kot (Radovan Lukavský).
WO. Karel Zeman (Jirí Vala).

Nagant M1895

CWO SNB Václav Kot (Radovan Lukavský) own also a Nagant M1895 revolver.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N cartridge (aka 7.62 Nagant ammo).
The commander pulls his Nagant M1895 revolver from holster ...
... and demonstrates the proper shooting technique for his subordinates.

Walther P38

A spy Pavel Rys (Stanislav Remunda) is armed with a Walther P38 pistol.

Walther P38 pistol (manufactured at the Mauser Factory) - World War II dated - 9x19mm

Luger P08

One of the spies and also himself "King of Šumava" holds in one scene in the hands Luger P08 pistols.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.

(Because of the darkness it was not possible to use quality screenshot.)

Submachine guns


The border guard service carries a PPSh-41 submachine gun.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun with 35 round stick magazine - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
SNB men in the cafeteria have PPSh-41 on their backs, everyone has a different type of magazine.
WO. Karel Zeman (Jirí Vala).
WO. Zeman (left) with Sgt. Cigánek (Rudolf Jelínek).
WO. Zácek (Milan Holubár).
CWO. Václav Kot (Radovan Lukavský).


Galapetr (Jirí Holý) his a MP40 hides in a violin case, but WO. Zeman (Jirí Vala) could not be fooled.

MP40 submachine gun - 9x19mm

Sa 25

The agent known as "King of the Sumava", a smuggler of spies, is armed with a Sa 25 mocked up as a Sten Mk I*.

Sa 25 - 9x19mm
Sten Mk I* Submachine gun - 9x19mm
The agent Kilián (Leopold Novák) with a Sa 25 submachine gun in a shootout with SNB border guards.
His successor, the gamekeeper Paleček (Miroslav Holub), shot from backup his accomplice in the marshes.


VZ-24 Czech Mauser

For training in shooting, and special occasions have border guards VZ-24 rifles.

Czech vz. 24 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
CWO. "SNB" Kot (Radovan Lukavský) handed a rifle to Karel Zeman (Jirí Vala), for a shooting to show off.

12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun

Gamekeeper Paleček (Miroslav Holub) carries a 12 Gauge Double Barreled Shotgun.

Charles Parker 1878 Side by Side Shotgun - 12 Gauge.

Machine guns


The equipment of SNB border guard crew was also a ZB26 light machine gun.

ZB26 Light Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm

Hand grenades

F-1 hand grenade

The agent Kilián (Leopold Novák) during a firefight on the border guards threw a F-1 hand grenade.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade


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