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The Eighth (Osmiyat)

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The Eighth (Osmiyat)
DVD Cover
Country BUL-com.jpg Bulgaria
Directed by Zako Heskija
Release Date 1969
Language Bulgarian
Studio Boyana Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
"Osmiyat" ("The Eighth") Georgi Georgiev-Getz
"Chaplin" Nikola Anastasov
Vena Meglena Karalambova
Stamen Stoycho Mazgalov
Vlado Anton Gorchev
Colonel Gatev Petar Penkov

The Eighth (Osmiyat) is a 1969 Bulgarian war movie about the anti-Nazi resistance in Bulgaria during World War II.

The following weapons were used in the film The Eighth (Osmiyat):


Beretta M1934

Vena (Meglena Karalambova) uses a Beretta M1934 during the attempt to assassinate Colonel Gatev.

Beretta Model 1934 - .380 ACP
Vena draws her pistol.
Vena covers a little girl from fire.

Walther P38

"Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz) and several of his men are seen with Walther P38s.

Walther P38, World War II dated - 9x19mm
"Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov) holds his P38.
"Osmiyat" draws a P38.
Vena (Meglena Karalambova) fires a P38. Next to her "Student" (Prodan Nonchev) fires a Mannlicher carbine.

Luger P08

Bulgarian army officers and several resistance fighters are armed with a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
An officer with P08 in hand leads his soldiers.
An officer fires.
Petar (Djoko Rosic) disarms an offier.
Petar with an MP 40 and Luger.

CZ 27

Colonel Gatev (Petar Penkov) carries a CZ 27. In one scene, "Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov) is seen with a pistol that looks like a CZ 27.

CZ 27 - .32 ACP
Colonel Gatev carries his pistol in a concealment holster.
Another view of the pistol in its holster.
Gatev holds his pistol.
Gatev holds "Osmiyat" at gunpoint.
"Chaplin" with pistol in hand.

Rast Gasser 1898

Rast-Gasser 1898 revolvers are seen in the hands of several resistance fighters.

Austrian Rast Gasser 1898 - 8x27mm Gasser
Stamen (Stoycho Mazgalov) holds a Gasser revolver and a Mannlicher carbine.
"Student" (Prodan Nonchev) holds a Gasser during the attempt to assassinate Colonel Gatev.

Submachine Guns

MP 40

Some Bulgarian soldiers and resistance fighters, including Vlado (Anton Gorchev) and Petar (Djoko Rosic), are armed with MP 40s.

MP 40 - 9x19mm
A fighter with an MP 40.
A soldier with an MP 40.
Petar (Djoko Rosic) holds an MP 40. He also carries a Luger P08.
A fighter with an MP 40.


ZK-383 SMGs are used by several resistance fighters. Czech-manufactured ZK-383 was the main SMG of the Bulgarian Army from 1939-1944. Some of these SMGs lack a bipod so they are ZK-383P version that was intended for police.

ZK-383 - 9x1 mm
A man fires his ZK-383.
Another view of the gun.
A man in the middle holds a ZK-383.
A close view of Vlado's (Anton Gorchev) ZK-383. A folded bipod can be seen.
Another view of Vlado's SMG.

Sten Mk II

Several resistance fighters are armed with Sten Mk IIs.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
A man with a Sten is seen in the middle.
A man holds his Sten at the left.
A Sten next to a slain man.


Mannlicher M1896

Mannlicher M1896 carbines, a Bulgarian-issued version of the Austro-Hungarian Mannlicher M1895, are used by both soldiers and resistance fighters.

Steyr M1895 Short Rifle (M1930 Conversion) - 8x56mmR. The Bulgarian rifle looks very similar.
A sentry with a Mannlicher carbine.
"Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz) shows his marksmanship, firing the carbine single-handed.
A closer view of the rifle.
Vlado (Anton Gorchev) holds a Mannlicher.
A fighter wrests a Mannlicher with a sword bayonet from a soldier.
A soldier fires his rifle.
A closer view of the barrel.
"Student" (Prodan Nonchev) fires his rifle. Next to him, Vena (Meglena Karalambova) fires a Walther P38.
Stamen (Stoycho Mazgalov) aims his rifle.

Berthier Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine

A Berthier Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine is seen in the hands of a resistance fighter. Due to its shape and length, it can be identified as an Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine.

Berthier Mle 1892 Artillery Carbine - 8x50mmR
A man with a Berthier rifle is seen at the left.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine

A Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine, identified by its unique folding bayonet, is seen in the hands of a resistance fighter.

Carcano M91/38 Cavalry Carbine with folded bayonet - 6.5x52mm
A man with a Carcano is seen at the left.
A closer view of the folding bayonet.

Mannlicher-Schoenauer Rifle

A Mannlicher-Schoenauer rifle is used by Petar (Djoko Rosic).

Mannlicher-Schoenauer - 6.5x54mm Mannlicher-Schönauer
Petar fires his rifle.
The barrel and typical full stock is seen.
Petar holds his rifle at the right.

Sturmgewehr 44

A Sturmgewehr 44 is the personal weapon of "Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz). Several of his men also are seen with StG 44s. The story takes place in 1941-42 so this weapon is a little ahead of its time.

Sturmgewehr 44 - 7.92x33mm
"Osmiyat" fires his Sturmgewehr at soldiers.
Another view of the StG 44.
"Osmiyat" takes cover.
A closer view of blank firing adaptor in the muzzle.
A large muzzle flash.
"Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov) holds "Osmiyat"'s Sturmgewehr. An F-1 hand grenade is seen next to him.

Machine Guns


Madsen machine guns are used by both the army and resistance. Due to the shape of the magazine, these are most likely Madsens in 7.92mm caliber.

Madsen light machine gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A Madsen is seen at the right.
A fighter with a Madsen under heavy fire.
He fires his Madsen.
Another view of the same scene.


The resistance group has a machine gun that appears to be a ZB-39, the last version of ZB-26 that incorporates some features of the Bren. The Bulgarian Army used it in 8x56mmR caliber.

ZB 39 Light Machine Gun - 8x56 mm R
The machine gun with folded bipod is seen in the background.
The machine gun in action.
A closer view of the machine gun in the final scene.

Hand Grenades

F-1 Hand Grenade

F-1 hand grenades are used by "Osmiyat" (Georgi Georgiev-Getz) and other resistance fighters.

F-1 High-Explosive Fragmentation hand grenade
"Osmiyat" readies to throw a grenade.
"Osmiyat" gives a grenade to "Chaplin" (Nikola Anastasov).

Stick Grenade

Several resistance fighters use stick grenades that appear to be a Bulgarian version of the German Model 17 Stielhandgranate (the exact Bulgarian name of this grenade isn't known).

Model 17 Stielhandgranate "Potato Masher" high-explosive fragmentation hand grenade

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