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Tachanka from the South (Tachanka s yuga)

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Tachanka from the South
(Tachanka s yuga)
Tachanka s yuga Poster.jpg
Country SOV.jpg USSR
Directed by Yevgeni Sherstobitov
Release Date 1977
Language Russian
Studio Dovzhenko Film Studios
Main Cast
Character Actor
Kirill Bardin Stanislav Korenev
Shura Aleksandr Strigalyov
Arkadyev Dmitri Mirgorodsky
Siry Viktor Stepanenko
Pirozhenko Georgi Dvornikov
Kuzma Artur Nishchenkin

Tachanka from the South (Tachanka s yuga) is a Soviet 1977 action movie directed by Yevgeni Sherstobitov. The story takes place during the Russian Civil War. Red commissar Bardin and his young assistant Shura are sent to infiltrate a gang and kidnap the chieftain of the gang, Arkadyev.

The following weapons are seen in the movie Tachanka from the South (Tachanka s yuga):


Nagant 1895

A Nagant M1895 revolver is a personal weapon of Kirill Bardin (Stanislav Korenev). Various minor characters also carry Nagants. All revolvers are of post-1930 model.

Nagant M1895 Revolver - 7.62x38N. This is post-1930 version.
One of Cheka agents holds a Nagant in the opening scene.
A Nagant is seen among other weapons on the shooting range.
A close view at Bardin's Nagant.
Bardin fires his revolver.
Bardin gives his Nagant to Siry (Viktor Stepanenko)


Bardin aims his Nagant and M1911A1 at Arkadyev.

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle"

Mauser C96 "Broomhandle" pistols are seen in hands of Cheka agents in the opening scene. Bardin (Stanislav Korenev) carries a Mauser in wooden holster and gives it to Shura (Aleksandr Strigalyov) in one scene. Several other characters, including Arkadyev (Dmitri Mirgorodsky), also carry holstered Mausers.

C96 "Broomhandle" Mauser fitted with holster/stock combo - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Cheka agent with Mauser.
Shura fires Mauser on the shooting range. Also Colt M1911, Nagant M1895 and several Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles and Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are seen.
Shura holds discharged Mauser.
Bardin carries a Mauser in wooden holster.
Siry (Viktor Stepanenko) fires a Mauser. Later his "Broomhandle" switches to "Bolo" model.

Mauser C96 "Bolo"

A Mauser C96 "Bolo" is a personal weapon of Siry (Viktor Stepanenko), Arkadyev's second-in-command. In one scene Pirozhenko (Georgi Dvornikov) disarms Siry and uses his Mauser.

Mauser C96 Short Barreled "Bolo" Model - 7.63x25mm Mauser
Siry holds a "Bolo" Mauser.
Siry fires.
Pirozhenko draws Siry's Mauser from the holster.
Pirozhenko fires at Siry's men.

Walther PPK

An anachronistic Walther PPK is Arkadyev's (Dmitri Mirgorodsky) backup weapon. He gives it to Shura (Aleksandr Strigalyov) as a gift, and in the final scene Shura gives it to Bardin (Stanislav Korenev). The pistol is correctly called "Walther".

Walther PPK - 9mm Kurz aka .380 ACP. Note the ring just behind the magazine.
Arkadyev draws a Walther from his carpetbag.
He gives the pistol to Shura.
Shura examines the Walther.
Shura with Walther.
Shura gives the pistol to Bardin.

Colt M1911A1

One more weapon carried by Arkadyev (Dmitri Mirgorodsky) is an M1911A1 pistol. In the final scene Shura (Aleksandr Strigalyov) uses this pistol. The pistol is correctly called "Colt".

World War II Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
A Colt M1911 is seen among other weapons on the shooting range.
Bardin (Stanislav Korenev) aims his Nagant M1895 and M1911 at Arkadyev.
Shura with M1911 in the final scene.


Mosin Nagant M1891 and M1891/30

A mix of Mosin Nagant M1891 Dragoon and Mosin Nagant M1891/30 rifles are used by both Red Army soldiers and bandits.

Full-length, Soviet Mosin Nagant M91/30 - 7.62x54mm R
One of the Red Army soldiers at the background carries an M91/30 rifle with bayonet.
Several M91 and M91/30 rifles are seen among other weapons on the shooting range.
A bandit (Yuriy Gavrilyuk) with an M91 or M91/30 rifle is seen at the background.
Kuzma (Artur Nishchenkin) carries an M91 or M91/30 rifle in the final scene.

Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbine

Anachronistic Mosin Nagant M1938 Carbines are used by both Red Army soldiers and bandits..

Mosin Nagant M38 Carbine - 7.62x54mm R
One of the Red Army soldiers at the background carries an M38 carbine.
Several M38 carbines are seen among other weapons on the shooting range.
Kuzma (Artur Nishchenkin) carries an M38 carbine.
Three M38 carbines, a disk magazine for Lewis and two F1 hand grenades are seen on tachanka cart.
Bardin (Stanislav Korenev) fires a carbine in the final scene.

Mosin Nagant Sawn-off Rifle ("Obrez")

Several bandits carry "obrez" sawn-off rifles.

Sawn-off Mosin Nagant M1891/30 "obrez"
A bandit at the right holds an "obrez".
A sawn-off stock is seen at the right.


IZh-K Single Barreled Shotgun

In one scene an old villager (Ivan Matveev) holds a Single Barreled Shotgun with external hammer. It appears to be an IZh-K in 16 or 20 gauge, one of the most common single barreled shotguns in USSR.

Izhmekh IZh-K - 16 Gauge
The grooves on the stock allows to differ IZh-K from its descendant IZh-17.

Machine Guns

Maxim M1910

Maxim M1910 machine guns with typical smooth barrel cover are seen in several scenes.

Maxim 1910, simplified version with smooth water jacket - 7.62x54mmR
A Maxim in repair.
A Maxim is mounted on tachanka cart.

Degtyaryov DP-27 (visually modified to resemble Lewis)

A Degtyaryov DP-27, visually modified to resemble Lewis, is used by Bardin (Stanislav Korenev) in the final scene. It is fitted with barrel shroud of very unusual shape, fake magazine in Lewis style and pistol grip.

Degtyaryov DP-28 machine gun - 7.62x54mm R
Lewis Gun - .303 British
Kuzma (Artur Nishchenkin) carries a fake Lewis.
Bardin readies to fire the machine gun at the pursuers.
Bardin reloads the machine gun.
Bardin holds the machine gun.
Bardin in ambush.

Hand Grenades

F1 hand grenade

In several scenes "pineapple"-style hand grenades are seen. They resemble Soviet F-1 hand grenades but in one scene Latin "V" and "P" letters are clearly seen on a grenade. Such inscriptions are typical for French F1 hand grenades. The general outlook also better matches French F1 of WW1 pattern (Mle 1915). So the screen used grenades are most likely French F1s equipped with Soviet Koveshnikov fuze. Such combinations were really used in Red Army in 1920s.

F1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade with Mle1935 fuse.
A close view at two grenades on the belt of Siry's coachman. Note "V" and "P" letters.
Pirozhenko (Georgi Dvornikov) threatens Siry (Viktor Stepanenko) with a grenade.
A close view at the fuze.
Two F1 grenades are seen among other weapons.
Bardin (Stanislav Korenev) throws a grenade at the pursuers.

Unidentified stick hand grenade

In the final scene Bardin (Stanislav Korenev) also uses stick hand grenades. They are seen very briefly. Supposedly it is a training version of RGD-33 stick grenade.

RGD-33 high-explosive fragmentation stick grenade, shown with the diamond-patterned fragmentation sleeve.
A stick grenade is seen next to a fake Lewis.

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